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Is Femaleness a Defect?

In many places, in many cultures, and in many times, femaleness has been treated as inferior to maleness. Even in our own culture, where many people believe that women have made so much progress toward equality, many women have to

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In the name of chocolate

I love the fall. Crisp cool weather.  Changing leaves.  Apple festivals.  Halloween. Especially Halloween. I have great memories of dressing up, running from house to house collecting as much candy as I could possibly get, and dumping the candy into

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I have a friend who…

I have a friend who called me not too long ago sobbing. She had just found out she was pregnant with her fifth child. She had no idea how she was going to “do this”. She was emotionally, physically and

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Rules for coaching young girls

This year I took up coaching fastpitch softball for girls 10 years and under. I’ve been tasked with the job of organizing a group of (mostly inexperienced) girls into a team. I’m not even sure exactly how this happened. The

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Beautiful Body

“I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that

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Mommy brain

It goes by many names: mommy brain, milk brain, baby brain—Call it what you will, it’s all the same thing. It’s a phenomenon that most mothers encounter in their pregnancy and postpartum days that makes them forgetful. It can turn

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