My Body, Broken: A Kindred Mom Guest Post

“My body is broken, ruined.” This became the overwhelming thought of despair in my mind more than a few times in the weeks following the birth of my second daughter. After being miserable during the recovery of my first delivery, an unwanted c-section, I'd insisted on a VBAC for my second, hoping (expecting) the recovery …

Beauty in the Brokenness of Parenthood

Parenthood can be kind-of mind blowing. Sure it's completely common and normal, and yet, what a very central way for God to design humanity to show us that it is just NOT about us. Any parent that is even remotely an okay parent is putting someone else before themselves, though the frequency and skill at which that …

What I hope to teach my girls (and why ‘not being rude’ will be low on the list)

I was telling my friend the other day about this scene from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," where one of the girls tells is abducted by a man who asked her to come out to his car with him. She doesn't want to be rude, so she goes. And is abducted.  Matt Lauer's cameo character comically (tragically) …

Resources for a Grieving Momma (and those who love them)

Sharing a miscarriage publicly (online) is not for everyone -- everyone grieves and processes differently. But having shared mine publicly, I've experienced the privilege of joining in the dance of sorrow and joy with friends and acquaintances who are also processing losses. (Sorrow because of the obvious wretchedness of what has happened, but joy in …

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