When Seven Year Olds Talk About God

Two weeks into school and my daughter has already had another layer of innocence scrubbed away. I worry she has donned a layer of protection in its place. Vulnerability leads to some of the greatest gifts of human existence, but it is not always rewarded thusly....more

I Had a Plan-I Wanted a Girl

I Had a Plan-I Wanted a GirlPOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2014...more

Child Labor Day

DanaBowman @momsieblog.com...more

5 Reasons Why Being Sexually Abused as a Child can Change You as a Parent

5 Reasons Why Being Sexually Abused as a Child can Change you as a Parent.08/22/2014...more

Father is actually the mother, and mother is actually the father?

I just read an article about a transgender couple who gave birth to two children, and that the father is actually the birth mother and the mother is actually the birth father.  The transgender couple still have their original sex organs because they cannot afford reconstructive surgery.  The couple plan to tell the children when they are older. ...more

6 Assumptions NOT to Make About the Child-Free

I would never presume to speak for all of the child-free men and women out there, so I will say, right here, this applies to H and me....more
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One in a Million

I would say I am a good mom. I am sensitive, understanding and empathetic to the little worlds I help navigate through tough life happenings like Alex’s epilepsy. My husband and I agree that feeding, clothing and sheltering a child is what you’re supposed to do, so you shouldn’t get a pat on the back for it. It’s in those intangible areas that we are called to measure, for lack of a better word, our Supermomness (good luck finding that word in the dictionary)....more

Why Your Expecations During Pregnancy Should be Lower

When I became pregnant with my first baby, I felt as if not much should change in my life: work load, social engagements, church responsibilities, etc. I had read countless articles and blog posts about the amazing strength and ability of a pregnant body.So I was convinced that I needed only determination and a healthy exercise routine to keep me going strong. Boy, was I wrong!...more

A Lesson My Daughter Taught Me

When the clock strikes 9pm at my house, you can almost hear the cherub angels singing a chorus of "Hallelujah" from Heaven. It is at this time when everyone in my house except ME is in their beds asleep for the night. I use this time for a myriad of things......more

Looking Back from a Milestone

My son finished elementary school last month, and while he seems to be approaching the idea of middle school with aplomb (or at least with an 11-year-old's casual coolness), I’m having a bad case of nostalgia right now. We’re at a family milestone, but I remind myself that such milestones are only the most prominent markers along a path full of signs and wonders....more