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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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Busy Blogging…Elsewhere

So, again, it seems I’ve been a bit neglectful of my own blog. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing. My friend Carla Barnhill and I finally started up a blog—something we’ve been talking about doing for years! So you can check out some stuff we’ve been writing about over at The Mommy Revolution. But […]

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First Day of School Eve

So tomorrow my oldest son starts first grade. I’m a real mom now. I just packed his lunch, and now I’m about to set my alarm so we can all get up in time to get him to his bus stop, just down the block. I just wrote another check, signed another form, folded them together, […]

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Voices: Lost or Found?

So I’ve been thinking about “voice” in the literary sense for a talk I’m giving in October to a bunch of leaders on writing (wow. THAT was clunky!). And it just dawned on me that one of the things that frustrates me as a mom is not only that we tend to lose ourselves amidst the […]

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I Got Nothing

So after nearly a month of not posting anything here—because I’ve been squeezing every moment out of my days trying to make revisions to my book,  keep on top of my regular editing gig, line up some speaking things, help plan a Moms Night Out at my church, put at least some dishes in the dishwasher and some clothes in the washer, and […]

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Mama Got Memed

Okay, so I got memed for the first time (more on this in a minute). Since I’m busy and in a blaming mood, we get to blame Al Hsu of InterVarsity Press editorial and book-writing-fool fame for tagging me and taking me away from actual work I need to do and instead addressing this. Actually it’s […]

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My Mommy Brain

So today I went to Target and the grocery store and still forgot to buy badly needed paper towels. Now all I can think about is that stupid New Yorker article from a couple of years back on the mommy brain—and how it’s a real thing, about how moms brains do become smaller or something […]

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Out of My Own Box

After taking way too many days crafting a “speaker-introduction letter” to pimp myself out for speaking gigs, I’ve spent the afternoon sending out these letters to various churches and MOPS groups and the like. This does NOT come naturally to me. There is, after all, a reason why I’m a writer and not, say, a concert […]

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‘Incapable of Insignificance’

If you scroll down a couple posts, you’ll see a comment from Dawn, who’s wrestling with church roles. She’s been on my mind a lot lately because I think her note personifies exactly what a lot of us go through in various forms, in various ways. I’ve been wanting to respond to her–you, if you’re […]

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Prayer for Church People

Tonight I participated in a prayer service at my church. I was asked to pray for the “groups” at my church—the young, the old, the married, the single, and so on. It’s kind of a weird thing to write out a prayer beforehand–and even weirder to practice it in the kitchen!–but this tapped into something […]

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