- Elizabeth Smart & the life-threatening danger of shame-based purity culture
- Who is Elizabeth Esther?
- Belts and spatulas: a story of spanking, fear, failure and redemption
- Why we left Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
- I was spanked as a child and I turned out ok. Didn't I?
- A Handy Guide For Dealing With Manipulative People
- The Curvy Girl's Guide to Buying Pants
- Good Christian girls don't talk about sex. We just obsess about it.
- Virginity: New & Improved!
Monthly Archives: December 2007
"Once upon a time there was a little Storm Trooper," Jude begins, poking his plastic Lego Storm Trooper out onto the mini puppet stage. He’s got the whole thing set up on my bed. "Do you like this story?" he … Continue reading
"So which is better? C-section or natural delivery?" is the question I’m hearing. My answer: C-section is tolerable. As long as you take the drugs. Try to be a hero and skip the Percocet? You’re in for a very nasty … Continue reading
I’ve never had a white Christmas. And let it snow, let it snow, let it snow? In The OC, snow is about as rare as seeing a family with five kids. When we passed a guy at the pier and … Continue reading
Jorai (above) & Jasiel (below). Two weeks old (gestational age 36.5 weeks). They’ve already put on weight! At Friday’s well-check they both weighed exactly the same: 5 lbs. 3 ozs. I think it’s safe to say they like Mommy’s breastmilk!
No more tubes, wires or monitors. We have officially exited the NICU roller-coaster. My babies are home. My joy is complete. Jorai (baby A) was discharged yesterday! Let the feedings begin! I am pumping breastmilk and bottle feeding it to … Continue reading
Last night I had one of those crazy moments where I realized my older children have been growing and changing without me knowing it. Jewel performed in her Ballet Christmas Recital last night and when Grandma brought home the photos, … Continue reading
ONE OF THE TWINS IS HOME!!!!!!!!Jasiel (Baby B) was discharged today and we brought her home!!!!! My heart is overwhelmed with joy!"I will give Thee thanks with all my heart…I will bow down toward Thy holy temple, And give thanks … Continue reading
I woke on Sunday morning, December 9, feeling more uncomfortable than usual. The strangest part was that I didn’t feel like drinking my morning coffee. That was the first sign that Something Big was about to happen. I swallowed a … Continue reading
Before I tell the birth story, let me tell the story of how our babies got their names. To be honest, naming these twins was by far the most difficult naming process we’ve ever gone through. I wrote about some … Continue reading