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September 5, 2013 By CBMW Guest
By GraceAnna Castleberry “You’re so young,” my anesthesiologist commented as he prepped my back for the ever-so-long epidural needle. I was in the delivery room preparing to give birth to our second daughter, Evangeline. “I just can’t believe you are already having your second child and you’re only twenty-six,” he continued. “Yes,” was all I...
August 26, 2013 By Courtney Reissig
Sheryl Sandberg. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. New York: Knopf, 2013. 240 pp. $24.95. by Courtney Reissig A common argument of the feminist movement is that anything a man can do a woman can do equally, if not better. But more importantly, many within the movement have made this claim precisely...
July 2, 2013 By CBMW Guest
By Jeannie Cunnion Tonight is one of those nights that I am so thankful for grace because today was not one of my better days. My kids were actually awesome.  I, however, was not.  While I am usually the one offering “mercy moments” to my kids, they were the ones offering mercy moments to me...
June 26, 2013 By CBMW Guest
By Luma Simms Those who struggle with depression, mental illness, autoimmune diseases or other chronic illnesses know the pain and darkness of mothering under these hard providences. This is our silent reality, the reality which breaks upon us every morning—relentlessly driving our lives. We read books, go to doctors, take medication (at times), and weep...
June 25, 2013 By CBMW Guest
By Christine Hoover I knew it was going to be a bad day from the second I opened my eyes and put my feet to the floor. I knew because I recognized that sense of defiance, weariness, and stubbornness sitting heavy in my heart again, those feelings that tell me this day’s going to be...
June 13, 2013 By CBMW Guest
By Melissa McDonald I have a two year old and a one year old. I can get tired just thinking about it. But mostly I’m tired because they need me from early in the morning until they lay down at night (and often after they lay down). It’s tempting to make all my decisions based...