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Let Them Eat Dirt


Apr 7 2014
Undoing the guilt, delusion, and obsession of today’s parents.
Let Them Eat Dirt
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Last year, I took my 6-year-old to a nearby playground, one of the old-fashioned kind. No primary-colored plastic structures or bouncy rubber mats, it was all wood splinters and warped tire swings. Rickety ladders and fraying ropes lead to dark tunnels, inaccessible to anyone ...

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The Crisis of Faith We Don't Expect When We're Expecting


Apr 3 2014
As a new mom, I lost my prayer life and eventually rediscovered the psalms.
The Crisis of Faith We Don't Expect When We're Expecting
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Editor's note: Today's guest post comes from Micha Boyett, whose just-released book found followers her journey as "Mama Monk," as she explored Benedictine spirituality during early years of motherhood. She writes here about rediscovering the honesty, grit, ...

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When Parenting Gets Lost in the Details


Mar 31 2014
In a wave of books for modern moms, Gloria Furman’s gospel meditations offer a simple goal.
When Parenting Gets Lost in the Details
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Is parenting more than the sum of 18 years worth of peanut butter sandwiches and thrice-weekly soccer practice? Often, for parents deep in the trenches of grass-stains and sibling conflicts, the ultimate goal of parenting gets buried under the details.

Last year, in an ...

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When a Stay-At-Home Mom Needs Hired Help


Mar 17 2014
Three kids, no job, and a nanny: Choosing humility instead of doing it all.
When a Stay-At-Home Mom Needs Hired Help
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My name is Marie, and I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids.

And hired help.

Months before the birth of our twins, my husband and I decided we would hire someone to help me care for the kids and manage our home. We knew everyone would be happier for it. I posted ...

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Does God Wish Adam Lanza Had Never Been Born?


Mar 14 2014
After his father’s recent remarks, Christians are challenged to remember the value of every life.
Does God Wish Adam Lanza Had Never Been Born?
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We all watched the news in horror on December 14, 2012 as details emerged about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The man who unleashed his fury on innocent schoolchildren and the people who taught and protected them was soon identified as 20-year-old ...

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Candace Cameron Bure: On Her Christian Faith and Her Own 'Full House'


Feb 20 2014
After years of growing her family and her faith, the former child star is balancing it all.
Candace Cameron Bure: On Her Christian Faith and Her Own 'Full House'
Mike Healey

Candace Cameron Bure grew up playing big sister DJ Tanner to two TV little sisters on Full House. She also big-sistered countless girls like me, who spent their '90s childhoods glued to the television during ABC's TGIF Friday night lineup.

At 37, Candace is all ...

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In Defense of the Christian Private School Bubble


Feb 6 2014
Giving parents grace in a complex educational landscape.
In Defense of the Christian Private School Bubble
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Last week I heard my four-year-old daughter Madeline sitting on the toilet singing "Holy, Holy, Holy" with an exaggerated vibrato. My first instinct was to laugh. My second response was an overwhelming sense of gratitude. My kid knows the words to a timeless hymn ...

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Cursed by Natural Childbirth


Feb 3 2014
They say labor makes women feel empowered. So why do I feel so broken and weak?
Cursed by Natural Childbirth
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When mothers describe their experiences with natural childbirth, in books and movies and blog posts touting its benefits, they'll often describe feeling empowered, exhilarated, strong.

When I gave birth to my second child, one of my nurses affirmed, "Girl, you're ...

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Blessed Are the Stretch-Marked and Muffin-Topped


Jan 29 2014
What my pregnant and postpartum body taught me about womanhood.
Blessed Are the Stretch-Marked and Muffin-Topped
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After I gave birth to my third child, pictures flooded social media, including a few of me holding my newborn. Beneath each, the comments. "You look great, Rach!"

Their remarks certainly assuaged my frustration with my postpartum appearance. My still-puffy body, ...

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In Jesus' Name, We Play


Jan 28 2014
Kids and adults alike need the freedom to do what they love.
In Jesus' Name, We Play
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In a recent article, Boston College psychology professor Peter Gray argues that children today are "suffering from a severe deficit of play" that corresponds to their general loss of freedom. This stems from a variety of reasons: children increasingly attend school—or ...

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