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A Letter to Miss Indiana USA

Dear Miss Indiana, I don’t normally approve of pageants. But when women like you take the stage and boldly strip the world of its lies, I do. read more

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35 Steps to (Prepare to Go) Camping with a Toddler

Camping. It always sounds like such a good idea when you reserve the campsite in February. You are sure potty training will be successful and done and all the sleep issues in your house will be resolved by summer. Then the camping trip arrives. read more

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Celebrating the Release of Atlas Girl

Hello, Darling. It's time for a celebration, don't you think? Our own Emily Wierenga is releasing her memoir today, and we couldn't think of a better way to share it with you than giving your an excerpt. (Plus, she's giving away 5 free copies!) read more

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5 Things I Refuse to Feel Guilty for As a Mother

I believe in the mother-instinct. I believe in GUT, versus GUILT. So here are five things in particular I refuse to apologize for.I will not feel guilty for letting my kids watch some television. It allows me to read my Bible in the morning and drink a mug of hot coffee. read more

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Me? That mom? Are you sure?

“I just didn’t think I’d be that mom” I knew my friend would understand, “you know the one with all girls.” My husband Derek and I were still reeling from the ultrasound results that yes, we were going to have a third girl. (Check out the giveaway at the bottom!) read more