Archive | January, 2009
Caryn: So this is my attempt to see if we can’t keep the Cult of the Family discussion going—in a fresher, more encouraging and positive way. I am almost loathe to do it, because frankly I’m EXHAUSTED by some of the comments at the original COTF, but it’s such an important topic, I think maybe we [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=themommyrevolution.wordpress.com&blog=4704576&post=313&subd=themommyrevolution&ref=&feed=1" />

Jesus and the Radical Fam

Caryn: So this is my attempt to see if we can’t keep the Cult of the Family discussion going—in a fresher, more encouraging and positive way. I am almost loathe to do it, because frankly I’m EXHAUSTED by some of the comments at the original COTF, but it’s such an important topic, I think maybe we […]

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Caryn: So this weekend I did a bit of Revolution experimenting. The retreat my husband and I attended—on the shores of the amazingly beautiful frozen, snow-covered, and ice-jagged Lake Michigan–was the same one (or, I mean, the same people, place, and sort of thing) we attended two years ago when my good old mama identity crisis [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=themommyrevolution.wordpress.com&blog=4704576&post=319&subd=themommyrevolution&ref=&feed=1" />

A Revolutionary Experiment

Caryn: So this weekend I did a bit of Revolution experimenting. The retreat my husband and I attended—on the shores of the amazingly beautiful frozen, snow-covered, and ice-jagged Lake Michigan–was the same one (or, I mean, the same people, place, and sort of thing) we attended two years ago when my good old mama identity crisis […]

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Carla: Today has been a better day. No one has locked themselves out of any houses and all children are in cooperative moods. 
Before I launch into today’s post, I want to point out that my dear friend Tony has gotten wind of our conversation about motherhood as a calling. Pop in to his Beliefnet.com blog, The [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=themommyrevolution.wordpress.com&blog=4704576&post=294&subd=themommyrevolution&ref=&feed=1" />

The Cult of the Family

Carla: Today has been a better day. No one has locked themselves out of any houses and all children are in cooperative moods.  Before I launch into today’s post, I want to point out that my dear friend Tony has gotten wind of our conversation about motherhood as a calling. Pop in to his Beliefnet.com blog, […]

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Tina!! In a completely random process, Tina was selected as the winner of Keri Wyatt Kent’s latest book, Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity. Congratulations Tina! We hope your gift leads to many peaceful moments in the coming days.
Carla: I will be posting a something wonderful and controversial in a little while. But my morning plans [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=themommyrevolution.wordpress.com&blog=4704576&post=290&subd=themommyrevolution&ref=&feed=1" />

And the Winner Is…..

Tina!! In a completely random process, Tina was selected as the winner of Keri Wyatt Kent’s latest book, Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity. Congratulations Tina! We hope your gift leads to many peaceful moments in the coming days. Carla: I will be posting a something wonderful and controversial in a little while. But my morning […]

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**Freebie Alert!**
A month of so ago, author Keri Wyatt Kent asked Carla and I if we’d be interested in reviewing her newest book, Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity
Since Keri’s a friend of the blog and a Revolutionary Mom herself, we said sure. While we’ve never tackled this sort of thing here before, we thought we’d give it a [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=themommyrevolution.wordpress.com&blog=4704576&post=282&subd=themommyrevolution&ref=&feed=1" />

Revolutionary Reads: “Rest”

**Freebie Alert!** A month of so ago, author Keri Wyatt Kent asked Carla and I if we’d be interested in reviewing her newest book, Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity Since Keri’s a friend of the blog and a Revolutionary Mom herself, we said sure. While we’ve never tackled this sort of thing here before, we thought we’d give […]

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Caryn: With the terrific conversations going on below about motherhood as calling and the Manifesto, this is going to seem kind of out there, but I wanted to throw something on to the Mommy Revolution radar that’s been twirling around my personal radar for a little bit now. Ever since I reconnected—via Facebook, of course–with a friend from [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=themommyrevolution.wordpress.com&blog=4704576&post=268&subd=themommyrevolution&ref=&feed=1" />

How to Be Friends

Caryn: With the terrific conversations going on below about motherhood as calling and the Manifesto, this is going to seem kind of out there, but I wanted to throw something on to the Mommy Revolution radar that’s been twirling around my personal radar for a little bit now. Ever since I reconnected—via Facebook, of course–with a friend from […]

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Rolling with the Revolution

As you may know, I’ve been a bit more active in blogging at the Mommy Revolution—which Carla Barnhill and I started together. We’ve got some great conversations going on whether or not motherhood is a “calling” and all about our Revolutionary Manifesto and about our visit to Moody’s Midday Connection. Click here to listen to […]

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Carla: We had a great conversation on Midday Connection and it raised some important questions in the comments on the blog. One issue came up in Dave’s set of comments on this post–and we know it will come up again and again and again so we are going to dig into it a lot deeper. And I want to be [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=themommyrevolution.wordpress.com&blog=4704576&post=249&subd=themommyrevolution&ref=&feed=1" />

Is Motherhood a Calling?

Carla: We had a great conversation on Midday Connection and it raised some important questions in the comments on the blog. One issue came up in Dave’s set of comments on this post–and we know it will come up again and again and again so we are going to dig into it a lot deeper. And I want to be […]

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The Revolution is taking to the airwaves today at noon (cst)! Caryn and I will be the guests on Moody Radio’s Midday Connection with Anita Lustrea and Melinda Schmidt. We’ll be on for the full hour, so listen in–and call in–if you can. We’d love to talk to you!
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Listen to Us!

The Revolution is taking to the airwaves today at noon (cst)! Caryn and I will be the guests on Moody Radio’s Midday Connection with Anita Lustrea and Melinda Schmidt. We’ll be on for the full hour, so listen in–and call in–if you can. We’d love to talk to you! […]

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The Mom-Center of the Universe

Half-a-Portrait Caryn: I’m loving the feedback we’re getting on the Manifesto. And some people have raised some points that I can’t shake. One is the whole tension between not thinking we moms are the center of the universe and the reality that our kids need us to be—and that often we do want to be—of theirs. […]

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