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Loss and Parenting: "Your Princess is in Another Castle"

Hi everyone. I’m working on getting up a response to the latest in the World Vision saga. But for now, I think you’ll enjoy this installment in my series with Loving Marshall about Loss and Parenting. This piece comes from Tamara Bowman from Tamara Like Camera. If you know what grief tastes like – any…
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On Clumsy Motherhood & Angels in Coffee Shops

You clamor in to the coffee shop, carrying your six-week-old baby in her infant car seat. It’s heavy, and you lose your balance as you struggle to open the door with your one free hand. Two men in suits look up from their table and watch. You’ll later learn not to carry your baby around…
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Loss and Parenting: The Fire

Today I’m excited to be writing for the wonderful Lauren Thompson of Loving Marshall, for the second installment of our monthly series on Loss and Parenting. Here is an excerpt, but to read the whole piece, click here.  When I was 17, I stayed up all night, watching bad TV news about a forest fire tearing…
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A baby made my marriage better

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I’m going to go ahead and say it. Adding a baby to our lives actually strengthened our marriage. Before you get all crazy on me, let me first say that the reason we chose to have a baby was NOT because we wanted to improve our marriage, and…
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Learning to live in the drought

Today, my corner of the earth is having a much needed drink. I woke up this morning to the familiar pitter-patter-pitter-patter that we haven’t had for so long. My body physically relaxed to the sound, knowing the trees and grass and rivers and crops around me are finally getting a good rain. I didn’t realize…
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Loss and Parenting: When the Mommyless become Mommies

I’m so excited to bring you a guest post today by one of my favorite bloggers, Lauren Thompson from Loving Marshall. I just love following Lauren’s life as she writes with great candor about motherhood, and what it’s like to be a motherless mother.  Today’s post is the kickoff of a new monthly series about…
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Improv(ing) my life: What improv comedy taught me about marriage, motherhood and life, Part I

I am three weeks into an eight week introductory improv course. I’ve been embarrassed to tell people, as if the admission suggests I think I’m really comedic or something. The truth is, I read Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” a few years ago, in which she suggests everyone should take an improv class at some point in…
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I am a Friend Predator

Since becoming a stay-at-home mom, I’ve started to channel a lot of my social life into tiny interactions with strangers. Maybe to an unhealthy degree.  Yesterday, as I was pulling out of the driveway to go to Costco, I saw a woman around my age pushing a double stroller with an infant and a toddler.…
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A new kind of radical

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be radical.  It is a word that is tossed around a lot in evangelical culture. An entire group of modern day pastors have gotten famous off writing books and speaking at conferences about how to be a radical. It’s a tear-you-down-before-we-pump-you-up kind of strategy, and…
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A new kind of radical

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be radical.  It is a word that is tossed around a lot in evangelical culture. An entire group of modern day pastors have gotten famous off writing books and speaking at conferences about how to be a radical. It’s a tear-you-down-before-we-pump-you-up kind of strategy, and…
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