Category: pregnancy/birth control

7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families

As a mom of 10, I wanted to attempt to dispel a few myths about moms of large families. Because we get a lot of questions, and I'm sure even more questions go unasked. A few myths of large-family mammas: 1. They are "special." They have lots of patience. They are "superwomen." Not at all. None of those ...

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Why Large Families Aren’t Killing the Planet (and what is)

Excellent read about the real problem our society has, and why it's ignorant to wag a finger in the face of the large family. (Although that's easier than owning up to our responsibility.) "On my street, in houses of similar size and function, you will find mostly couples with no children or 1 or 2 children. ...

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The Purpose of Children (They are Not For Us–And They Are)

Our lives are a result of our beliefs--our theology about everything. We make choices based on what we believe about things. Conscious of it or not, our theology comes out our fingertips. It's a worldview, and contrary to popular opinion, or how much one dislikes that term, everyone does, in fact have a worldview. If ...

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Free Ebook– Deceived: Little Lies the World Tells to Keep Christian Families From Growing

Cindy Dyer is a friend and fellow-blogger whom I admire, trust and applaud for her consistent, clear voice in topics of controversy. When she told me she was writing a book to discuss how she believes the subject of children is and should be handled among Christians, I was so very excited. First, I knew she ...

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It’s Normal to Have Babies. (That’s Why I Look at You Weird When You Ask Me If I’m “Done.”)

My recent post on Facebook seemed to be a favorite, so I thought I'd share it here. I ran into a sweet mom of 4 today. She told me that all she hears is "You're done now, right?" For those of you who say that to moms with more than 2, what does that mean? And why ...

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10 Reasons to Have (More) Children

There are plenty of reasons, inscribed in articles everywhere, not to have children. Things like "poop, sleeplessness, hectic trips to Disney World and giving up a thousand freedoms." And of course, "to have more time and energy left for the dogs." Those things are true. In fact, there's a never-ending list of things children cost a ...

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The Link Between Birth Control & Abortion: Is the Church Really Pro-Life?

  Added note since first publishing: We must take responsibility for our part in the culture of death in which we now live, or be hypocrites, as we ponder the atrocity that is Planned Parenthood. We didn't just wake up in a place where killing babies was an option better than having them. When birth control became ...

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It’s Weird That Having Lots of Kids is Weird (And That’s Bad)

Mollie Hemingway summed it up best in her piece, "Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear of Children and Fertile Women", when she said, "The media remind us regularly that the most important cultural value relative to family life is what’s euphemistically called “choice.” The choice of whether to have kids or not is held so sacrosanct that our ...

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Are You Going to Have More Babies?

Are You Going to Have More Babies?

I love how Jesus urges us, no, insists that we become like little children, especially since I get to constantly witness the minds of children. If you listen closely, they teach things we're "too smart" to learn. "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of ...

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The Cost of Raising Children

Nowadays, the cost of children is the forefront of family planning discussions. It's all about "can we afford them?" Interestingly, I don't think folks talked much about affordability of children back in the day. Not even during the Depression when feeding a child could actually be a serious challenge. And I only bring up the contrast to ...

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