- Why we left Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
- Belts and spatulas: a story of spanking, fear, failure and redemption
- Who is Elizabeth Esther?
- Elizabeth Smart & the life-threatening danger of shame-based purity culture
- A Handy Guide For Dealing With Manipulative People
- Good Christian girls don't talk about sex. We just obsess about it.
- I was spanked as a child and I turned out ok. Didn't I?
- The Curvy Girl's Guide to Buying Pants
- When God is your abuser
Category Archives: Childbearing
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning. –Thornton Wilder Looking back, I can see how blindly optimistic I was–as if willpower alone could … Continue reading
The twins have been taking good care of me. Yesterday, they “organized” my room. Today, Jasiel entertained me with a Storydrawing. Yeah, Storydrawing. It’s totes a thing.
My youngest babies are almost 5. I’m coming out of the Little Years. A season of life is changing and I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life. I can already sense the changing seasons. All my children … Continue reading
This is how it happens. You sit down to write a to-do list and your child falls out of a 2nd story window. In the twinkling of an eye it all changes. I keep coming back to this half-finished to-do … Continue reading
Why do parents believe God wants them to spank their children into submission? There are several underlying beliefs that motivate this approach: The parents believe human beings are essentially, inherently evil and thus… God wants parents to “break” their child’s … Continue reading
So, what’s the deal with Christian women and stripper poles? Apparently, Christian women learning to pole dance is no big deal because, you know, it’s “good exercise.” I mean, seriously. Has pornography so infiltrated every corner of society that now … Continue reading
One of my readers, Tammy, sent me this video about the care she provides for families who lose a baby shortly after birth. Tammy is the nurse you see in this video gently caring for the baby and the parents. … Continue reading
“Mom, did you want to have five kids?” my oldest son asked me the other day. We were in the car, driving home from an awesome afternoon at the beach. I’m not sure what prompted his question, but I was … Continue reading
[NOTE: this post is not serious. I DO advocate car seat use. Please don't endanger your children's lives by taking my smart ass humor seriously. Thank you. Carry on.] Has the whole car seat thing gotten a little out of … Continue reading
I recorded this after dressing up for a night out with some REAL-Real Housewives of Orange County and my twins were not happy about being locked out of my room. Can you hear them trying to pound down my door? … Continue reading