- Purity Culture vs. Purity Ethic
- Belts and spatulas: a story of spanking, fear, failure and redemption
- Who is Elizabeth Esther?
- The Curvy Girl's Guide to Buying Pants
- A Handy Guide For Dealing With Manipulative People
- Virginity: New & Improved!
- I was spanked as a child and I turned out ok. Didn't I?
- Why we left Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
- Elizabeth Smart & the life-threatening danger of shame-based purity culture
Category Archives: Her Royal Mommy-Ness
My five year-old twins learned a new word from a friend. Puh-china. They had many thoughts on this word: what it is, where it is and also, that one time? When they fell? On their bike? They hurt-ed their puh-china. They … Continue reading
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
I’m fascinated by systems. When I wrote about my daily schedule, someone commented that I have a lot of self-discipline. Here’s the thing: I wasn’t born this way. As a free-spirited ENFP with ADD, I naturally tend to skitter off … Continue reading
Jude came home from the hospital last night. We really don’t have any answers. All the tests came back normal. The doctors don’t know why he fainted. A fluke? Over-tired? Sinus infection? We just don’t know. Sometimes there are no … 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.
I’m pretty sure a cement trucked just backed into my sinuses because my head feels like it weighs 3,000 tons. I be sick. Also, I be whiny. Pathetically whiny. You do not want me blogging right now. I’ll be back … Continue reading
A few people have asked how I “do it all,” meaning, raise a large family AND write a book. I thought I’d share my little philosophy of living AND the practical how-to’s of my life. A huge part of becoming … Continue reading
This hangs over my dining room table. One of the shades is always crooked. No matter how many times I walk by and straighten it, I always find a shade askew. Today, for once, I refrained from straightening. I looked … Continue reading
When I started jumping rope a year ago, I couldn’t do it for more than 5 seconds before wetting myself. You Mamas know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, amen? Pushing out babies=very weak pelvic floor muscles. I mean, for like … Continue reading