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Glorious Grumbling

I know myself well enough to do what I did in the last post: to offer a question and sort of imply I’ll answer it soon. Well, a month later, here I am. Though, I must say, the commenters, I believe answered the question well for me. Tim wrote: “What is a fair definition of […]

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Is Grumbling A Sin?

As soon as I said it, I knew it could be trouble. So as soon as I said–during an interview on Moody Radio’s Midday Connection–that Jesus “did some grumbling” in the Garden of Gethsemane, I made a mental note, prepared to get some push-back. Not from the hosts–Anita Lustrea and Melinda Schmidt, who understood what I […]

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Hello, Amazon!

So I just set up my “AmazonConnect” thingy, which means that what I write here now appears—I think—below the description for Mama’s Got a Fake I.D.: How to Reveal the Real You Behind All that Mom. Pretty cool. Trouble is, I have no idea what to say right now. I’m writing because Amazon said, “You’re done. […]

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Hybrid Moms

I admittedly hate most of the marketing-type names that moms get saddled with: stay-at-home mom, working mom, soccer mom, Alpha Mom, Beta Mom, yada yada. But within the past year or so, I’ve come across a couple that I love: mompreneur (how sexy is that?!) and my total fave, hybrid mom. If we’ve got to […]

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‘Most Boring Person in the Room’

Again, it’s Caryn the lazy blogger. This time I’m going to steal a quote from one of the members of my Big Mom Group–the collection of women I’ve assembled who’ve been sharing wisdom, insight, and stories for my book. As I’ve been laying out my chapter on the language we use and the answers we […]

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‘Pinching Shoes’

I’ve become a lazy blogger. One of the downsides (and it may be the ONLY downside, actually) of writing a book is that I’m neglectful of this blog, which I really enjoy. I have stacks of things I want to write about here, but need to spend most quiet moments trying to meet the March […]

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Random Crosses

Your Identity in Christ

If you’re a person (or maybe I should just say “a woman”—men probably get a different answer) who’s ever wrestled with your identity and if you run with the church crowd, you’ve heard this: Find your identity in Christ. Am I right? As part of the book I’m working on, I maintain that this is a good answer to the […]

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Walk Free

If you read my two earlier posts, you can see I’ve been wrestling with some things that totally aggravate me. But I need to switch gears—it’s Christmas, after all! So here’s a quick thought: Yesterday I found myself doing something I hadn’t done in who knows how long: I walked through a couple of familiar […]

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Let’s Talk Fake IDs—Part II

Here are a few more questions. This time they’re more on the loss of self: Describe a time or a situation when you feel most energized and most like yourself. I’ve heard the loss of self that accompanies motherhood described as an “epidemic.” Can you relate to that? If so, how? Can you think of […]

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Let’s Talk Fake IDs–Part I

I have a wonderful group of women who’ve agreed to help me out with some stories and “research” for my book. While I’ve emailed them the questions, I also said I’d post some of them online—in the event they’d rather answer them there or to spark some conversation. Anyone is welcome—and encouraged!—to respond. Here’s the […]

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