Tag Archives: Mom Guilt

On Suicide and Who You Are

*** TRIGGER WARNING*** Please forgive me in advance for my bluntness. I am too raw to tread lightly around other people’s feelings today. Suicide does not just happen. Okay? It is not something that suddenly pops into your head and—BAM—you … Continue reading

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With Love, from Panera: You’re Doing a Great Job

Dear mama at Panera. You’re doing a great job. When your boys start fussing because the line is too long, you march them right up to the window to admire all of the goodies you are going to get. You … Continue reading

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Life is in the Blood: The Gospel According to Biology

Life is in the blood. Every month we bleed, we lose a bit of our life. We bleed when we miscarry, we lose the life of another.   This is what it means to be a woman. To be a … Continue reading

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On Fear and Insecurity: The Idolatry of Marriage

As much as my depressive episodes are devastating to me and to my family, I cannot deny that God uses every episode as a tool to rock my faith to its core and reinvent it. This episode has been no … Continue reading

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Not Quite Perfect

As smoothly as things have gone, relatively speaking, I don’t want to convey that things have been 100% perfect 100% of the time. They haven’t. There have been plenty of bumps in the road. The pregnancy was rough. Very rough, … Continue reading

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A Good and Perfect Gift

The thing is, I did not really expect God to answer my prayers positively. What does that say about my view of God? Continue reading

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Mom Confession: I Don’t Play with My Kids

I want my girls to know that they mean the world to me, even if they aren’t my entire world. I’m the Mom, not a playmate. Continue reading

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