Category: pregnancy/birth control

My Big Take-Away From Motherhood

  About this time last year I wrote raw words about what it's like having 10 children with the possibility of more. You made it close to your favorite post, sharing it over 10,000 times on facebook alone. "I simply look at each of my children with more love than I can believe my heart will hold, ...

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Worldview of Children: Our View Does Change the World

Fertility is a tricky thing...most consider it a private issue with little consequence except how it will affect their family vacations. Unless you encounter a family with more than three children, and then you're allowed to prod into their sex lives; but I digress. However, it is my particular opinion that NOTHING changed our culture and the face ...

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To My Friend Who Has no Babies

To My Friend Who Has no Babies

I'm reading a book now that you'll be hearing much more about in the coming days, because simply put, it's one of the best, most rejuvenating things I've read in a long while. If you are a woman, go buy Lady Like, by Rebekah Curtis & Rose Adle. You'll be happy you did. One of the ...

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Why I Agreed to Do a National Interview About (Not) Being Quiverfull

Why I Agreed to Do a National Interview About (Not) Being Quiverfull

They wanted to tell my perspective, in light of the Duggar's recent presence in the news, of what it means to be "Quiverfull." It was a radio show that airs on NPR. My first thought was to decline. Publicity typically doesn't go well for people and the farther we can stay away from it, probably, the ...

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I’m Not Raising a Family (The Problem With Short-Sighted Living)

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People are tired, frustrated, bored or discouraged. You can see it, hear it, feel it. What's more, you might be one of those people. We all are at some point. And I think I know why: Because we measure our contentment by today's work. We live short-sighted lives--living for today or maybe next week, (until our kids are ...

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Children Are a Handful So Let a Mom Be Tired

Children Are a Handful So Let a Mom Be Tired

Last week we visited with an older lady whom we don't see very often (not even every year). Not long after we greeted each other, she looked at me and said, "You're too busy." I smiled, and jokingly said, "how do you know"? And she pointed to my children and said, "Oh, I know." Later in ...

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Amazing Web Links for Your Weekend

Amazing Web Links for Your Weekend

  Homeschooling Held Hostage, Heidi St John "Most of us took our children out of public school in search of something more, only to be hijacked by the world’s system—right there on the couches in our living rooms. We’re putting our kids into hyper-academic “homeschooling” programs and we’re allowing the pressure of the “what ifs” to determine ...

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How the World’s Hatred of Babies May Affect you More Than Anything Else

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Jonathan Last, author of What to Expect When  No One's Expecting, wrote America's Baby Bust, one of the most insightful, educational pieces on the effects of a population that doesn't value babies and life. As a mom of a large family, I have, perhaps, a heightened awareness of the temperature of the culture's and even my community's  attitude toward children. ...

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The Little Boy We Almost Didn’t Have

The Little Boy We Almost Didn

  This is 10-year-old Brooks.  He absolutely, positively knows what he wants to do in life, has an incredible knack for knowing how machines work, and he is the most curious little guy I've ever known. Pure joy, really. Brooks really shouldn't be here. Before his conception, I had a 3 month old baby girl. My husband was ...

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When Being at Church Hurts–Infertility

A beautiful, tough post from my cyber-friend, Jennifer: "Some Sundays it’s hard to be at church. That may sound like a funny thing for me to say. Yes, I love Jesus very much. I love to worship Him and to be taught His word. I enjoy the fellowship meals, conversations and the love of my church. ...

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