author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Month: April 2012

The Book That Changed My Life

I’ve always had a strong relationship with books. When it comes to books I can’t pick just one. I’ve known so many and been changed, challenged, driven, and exposed by their stories. I’ve learned words and visited places curled inside the back seat of a […]

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What I Wish for Women

I wish we’d live in freedom. I wish we’d stop second-guessing ourselves and wondering if we’re getting “it” right. I wish we’d embrace our imperfections. I wish we’d stop thinking, “Just a few more pounds, then I’ll be pretty.” I wish we’d let go of […]

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Growing Up & Fitting In

Sometimes you just want to fit in. I’m grown and I still find myself trying to squeeze into groups, to fit neatly as part of their pact. I’ve changed outfits 5 or 6 times before trying to match the style of whatever group I’m about […]

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When You’re Doubting Your Mothering {my mother letter}

Dear Mother, I see you. I see the look of worry in your eyes. The self-doubt, the second guessing. You’re wondering if you’re doing this right…this whole motherhood thing, aren’t you? You worrying if you’re ruining your kids with snacks from a box as other […]

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For When You Think You Ruined Easter

You know it’s April already, right? Well, it kind of snuck up on me. I had great plans for Easter and Holy Week in my head. We’d bake cookies or cupcakes, make hot cross buns, perhaps even plant one of those resurrection gardens that’s been […]

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