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I’m Speaking Up For New Moms. 5 Things She Needs From You.

Because of my vocation as a childbirth educator, a homeschooling mom, and just overall professional mom cheerleader, my circle is overflowing with new moms. I love holding their squishy babies and seeing the glow on their faces. The first days and weeks of motherhood are filled with excited faces, congratulations, baby gifts, delivered meals, and baby snuggles. The vast ocean we call parenting beckons another woman. As exciting as this new season is for a…

Do you know how to juggle? Juggling all your roles without dropping “YOU.”

Do you know how to juggle? I have always wanted to know how to juggle, but I just can’t do it. I have tried. I can get those 2 balls going, but the 3rd one trips me up every time. Maybe you do know how to juggle, but can you think of something else besides “don’t drop the balls” while you do it? Try it! It is near impossible…

Becoming the Answer (#3) on Capitol Hill. Discipleship Brings Recovery.

Everything real, deep, and meaningful always happens in the context of relationship. We were all made to be in community. Holy Spirit is faithful to bring healing, breakthrough, and truth in intimacy with Him, but in my experience, it takes a community to walk it out. For women who have suffered from the pain of abortion, community is essential. One of the most difficult obstacles a woman faces after an abortion decision is the choice…

“In my Neighborhood…” A Child’s Dream.

My 7-year-old daughter is truly becoming a little mini me. This could be good and bad, but I am so proud of her and my other children. They love God. They are determined, kind (most of the time), and always dreaming. The other day while we were watching Curious George on PBS, one of the commercials announced a kids writers contest. As I said, my daughter and I are very much alike. She…

Book Review: “The High Calling of Motherhood” Blog Tour

Book Review: The High Calling of Motherhood by Chimene Shipley Dupler I have had the great pleasure this week of reading The High Calling of Motherhood by Chimene Shipley Dupler. Chimene’s book compels us to view motherhood from a place of honor, responsibility, and grace. Motherhood is hard. It is by far THE most challenging job I ever been called to. The long days and nights are exhausting. The daily call to choose…

Becoming the Answer (#2). A Radical Adoption Vision.

Have you ever showed up to church on a Sunday morning thinking it just was a regular Sunday, but God had other plans? Have you ever answered a call that sounds so crazy to your mind but your heart is plunging you into it? God has a way of placing us in the right place, at the right time, with the right amount of faith to say, “YES.” This is exactly what He…

God in a Coffee Shop. Thank You!

Thinking about the past few weeks makes me laugh and cry all at the same time. I am thankful. I am overwhelmed. The support many of you have shown towards me as I have only just begun to introduce my first book to the world is humbling. You are amazing! My favorite part about sharing my book in local communities is that I get to hear YOUR story. Already, I have been approached by women…

A Letter to American Women Who Are Angry. An Excerpt From My Book.

The past few days I have not stopped thinking about you. I see the pictures from the recent Women’s March in DC and it brings me to tears. To be honest with you, I did not attend the march for several reasons that I will not get into now. One of the main reasons I did not attend is because I am not angry. I left anger, my former companion, many years ago…