Hot Wives, the Harlem Shake, and Our Favorite Posts from 2013
"In an era when parents can focus exclusively on the minutiae of care, feeding, and discipline of children, and when the child-free often take a defensive attitude in their decision to keep the house diaper-free, and when those who desire children but do not have them are sometimes diminished by their envy, it was refreshing to read Gina's affirmation of the goodness of children and the joy of participating in their lives as a non-parent. If anything can bridge the gap in the Christian community between the haves and have-nots, it is this essay." - Megan Hill
Confessions of That Mom, the One on Her Phone
A work-from-home parent during summer vacation.
"It's so easy to tsk tsk at other moms (judge) but Caryn unpacks why that mom is on her phone. Love people who spread peace - not panic." - Jen Grant
Snap Judgments: Our Societal Obsession With Taking Pictures
Honoring God in over-captured, over-shared, picture-perfect lives
Lyndsey Gvora, guest blogger
"We lose much when we think of every occasion as a photo shoot. We often fail to be fully present in the moment and to others. Instead we become obsessed with image--with how we look and with posting on social media… This is such an insightful and well-written post." – Marlena Graves
Everything I Know About Being a Single Woman I Owe to Liz Lemon
Well, not really.
"Tons of great posts this year. One of my definite favorites was by Alicia Cohn: Everything I Know About Being a Single Woman I Owe to Liz Lemon." – Ruth Moon
Lamenting My Prejudice Against Beautiful Women
When did I absorb the belief that being feminine means being shallow?
"I appreciate how honest Katelyn is in this article about her gut reactions towards what is "feminine." Her willingness to question these reactions sheds light on unhelpful associations between femininity and shallowness and point the way toward a fuller understanding of female beauty." - Liuan HuskaBeware of Baby Envy
Since biblical times, women have struggled to rejoice at another's pregnancy.
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