Sally’s First Kiss and The Princess and the Kiss

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When I was a teen, I did a lot of babysitting for other homeschool families. One day I babysat two families worth of children while their moms went out for lunch---I think there were about ten kids total that I was watching. I was in the kitchen cleaning up from lunch and the kids were in the living room putting on a play wedding as kids sometimes do. The nine year old was presiding over the wedding of the two five year olds, a girl from the one family and a boy from the other. All of a sudden I … [Read more...]

SMM: Chapter 1—Who Should Read This Book

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A Guest Post by KateOriginally posted Time To Live, Friend. You probably shouldn’t read this book if you have problems with high blood pressure and/or are prone to throwing books across the room. The Botkins advice to readers is a little different: “Don’t read this book at all…if you have a bad attitude toward your father and if you are trying to keep your distance from him. Many girls enjoy having ‘space’ away from their fathers. That space is dangerous. This book is about protection … [Read more...]

Vision Forum’s History of America Mega-Conference

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Ahab of The Republic of Gilead attended Vision Forum's History of America Mega-Conference earlier this month. In this post I will offer links for each part of Ahab's series detailing his experiences and impressions there, offering an excerpt from each.Part I: First Impressions About a dozen vendors were manning tables at the conference -- mostly books, DVDs, and homeschooling curricula -- and their titled amused me. The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches seemed keen on gender r … [Read more...]

Forward Thinking: Personhood

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 Forward Thinking is a values development project created in collaboration with Dan Fincke of Camels with Hammers. Dan is introducing our next prompt today (head on over to see it!), but in this post I will pull together some of the responses to this month’s prompt: "What is personhood? When does it begin? When does it end? Is it gained and/or lost gradually or all at once?"Trollface McGee responded like this: I think that the idea of personhood isn't a single idea. There's the biological vi … [Read more...]

How I Lost My Fear of Margaret Sanger

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Growing up in the pro-life movement, I was taught that birth control originated as an attempt to eliminate "unfit races," and that the chief instigator in this was Margaret Sanger. In my circles, Planned Parenthood carried a stigma because it was founded by that eugenicist, Margaret Sanger. Yesterday I wrote about Teddy Roosevelt and suggested that antifeminists may want to look elsewhere for an endorsement of childbearing, because Teddy's endorsement was rooted in his racist and classist … [Read more...]

SMM: Introducing a Review Series on So Much More

So Much More

A Guest Post by KateKate and I were friends growing up, until my step outside of our conservative Christian homeschooling community tore us apart. When Kate began to step outside herself, she found my blog and reestablished contact. Kate is now starting a blog of her own, which she has named Time To Live, Friend. Inspired by my reviews of Created To Be His Help Meet, she has decided to review So Much More, by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin. With her permission, I will be reposting this … [Read more...]

Scott Brown, Ladies Against Feminism, and Eugenics

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Ladies against Feminism recently reposted a short article from Scott Brown's blog. The article consists of a paragraph of introduction and a quotation from Teddy Roosevelt. Today, the idea of having lots of children is looked upon with disdain, as if you hate the planet or have become one of those parasites of nature that needs to be restrained. Here is a blast from the past from a speech Teddy Roosevelt gave on motherhood in 1905: There are many good people who are denied the supreme blessing … [Read more...]


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