Category: Trending Issues


How Abortion Has Changed the Discussion of Miscarriage

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

I was finally getting back to a normal routine. My miscarriage a few weeks earlier had taken more than just my baby. It had sapped my emotional reserves as well. I was exhausted, but began to force myself to continue the necessary day-to-day tasks. I opened the growing pile of mail. A few bills and some…

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The Joke is Over – Why I Hope Not to See Pretend Pregnancy Announcements on April 1st

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Everyone loves a good prank. Well, everyone loves a well-executed, completely harmless, all-in-good-fun prank. What I have seen take place over the last few years on social media sites is none of those things. In the last few years, I have seen an all too common status update on April 1st (April Fool’s Day.) An…

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Not Another Jesus vs Santa Post

Friday, December 13th, 2013

A few days ago, I asked my four year old what he thought was the most important part of Christmas. He answered without hesitation, “Santa and presents!” His two year old sister piped in from across the room, “He’s bringing me a castle!” Inside, I shrunk into a puddle of mommy humiliation. How had I…

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A Poisoned Cupcake: The Truth About Having Children with Food Allergies

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Our town holiday parade was a few nights ago. It is a fun way the community kicks off the holiday season. Businesses on main street stay open late as folks enjoy visiting with one another and window shopping. The parade floats throw candy to the kids sitting on the sidewalks while parents sip on coffee and…

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