Guest Post: Kristen Herrett on “Raising Daddies”

Kristen Herrett of St. Monica's Bridge graciously allowed me to repost her sensible and valuable essay about her letting her sons play with baby dolls.  I especially liked the line:  "I want them to understand that sometimes we make mistakes, but our love is never a mistake."Raising Daddiesby Kristen HerrettThe images in this post are of my sons. With a baby doll. I posted them on Facebook a few weeks ago to mixed reviews. Most thought they were cute. A few privately messaged me to t … [Read more...]

“You have nothing else but God.”

Today's post was written by "Pansy" for her blog, Pansy and Peony -- and she graciously allowed me to re-post it here today.  Pansy is a young and lovely mother of seven, who discovered a year ago that her husband was having an affair.  She wrote to readers for prayers, and has this grateful update.I was going to edit it for length, but it's a fairly quick read, and I think you will appreciate her candor and her expressive language.  I found this essay moving and, frankly, fascinating. … [Read more...]

Dear Justine

Today's guest post is written by a fine woman who more or less strong-armed me into being her friend.  Like so many fabled relationships, it all began online.  And, if a restraining order means anything at all anymore, it'll stay there.However,  I want it known that this post was published entirely of my own free will, and has nothing to do with blackmail, coercion, or any kind of weird, contagious, free-floating Italian guilt (is that a thing?).  We both like to tease, but deep down are dec … [Read more...]

Hallie Lord: “What’s wrong with you?”

Dear Readers,Today, I am very grateful to Hallie Lord, who wrote today's post.  I would also like to point out the importance of proper punctuation in the title above.  To clarify further:  as far as I know, there is nothing wrong with Hallie Lord, other than the fact that she is pregnant and it is HOT.Enjoy Hallie's piece, check out her lovely and funny blog, Betty Beguiles, and stay tuned tomorrow for Thursday Throwback, in which I'm so lazy, I guest post for my own bl … [Read more...]


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