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"Look what he made me do!" as a murder defense.

Submitting to the Lord sometimes involves drawing clear boundaries and enacting consequences when a husband sins.

–Mary Kassian

Fox News explains that a wife who shot and killed her husband was trying to give him a…

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Ugly Feminists

Brief Water Interlude

In the rain, the girls pushed the kayaks into the water. The wind blew up, and I sat on the shore, my plan to lie on the grass and read foiled. 89 more words


Vermont Gold

To get to my daughter’s preschool, years ago, I had to drive up the Center Road from Hardwick to Greensboro, along enormous farm fields. In May, the fields were nearly covered with blooming dandelions — or  123 more words


Lemons and Rabbits

When my first daughter was two, my mother sewed her a dress she called “The Peter Rabbit Dress” — pink, her favorite color then, with a print of little Peter Rabbits holding baskets. 127 more words


The positives of parenting tweens and teens: What's going on inside your teen's developing brain.

The adolescent years have a bad reputation for turning our sweet little children into hormonally driven, impulsive, lazy, moody teens, but–according to new research–the tween and teen years are really a time we can be excited about. 1,336 more words


15. New Normal <3

In the three weeks since my last post (AH! THREE WEEKS!? Geeze I’m getting bad y’all), Matt has returned home (FINALLY!!!!), Precept class ended, and my Bodypump attendance increased! 922 more words


Parenting on the move

Autumn at this end of the country is much more dramatic and definite than it is where we are from. The trees are quickly a riot of all the rich autumnal colours and I can already see that they will fall just as quickly as they changed colour. 1,185 more words