Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

| August 25, 2015

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. It was just me and Wren, and you looked at her fondly in her stroller. When the elevator doors opened, you very kindly held the doors open for me. As I clumsily maneuvered the stroller past you, I accidentally ran over […]

Generation Cedar’s Kelly Crawford on Not Being Quiverfull

| June 10, 2015

They wanted to tell my perspective, in light of the Duggar’s recent presence in the news, of what it means to be “Quiverfull.” It was a radio show that airs on NPR. My first thought was to decline. Publicity typically doesn’t go well for people and the farther we can stay away from it, probably, […]

I Fight On Contraception Hill

| March 2, 2014

Contraception is one of the great scourges not just of our time but of all time. In two ways it sets men and women against their creator. First, because they choose disobedience over the clear teaching of the Church. Second, it says no to the creative work of our Lord. Both of these put their souls […]

We love kids, lots, and lots of kids…Here are 20 Reasons Why

| January 10, 2014

There are some things that most children are naturally good at. For example, more often than not they are wonderful at playing. Kids are creative, fun-loving and a positive part of our lives… so having fun is easy for them. Sometimes, though, they need a little practice at being kids. These 20 children, for example, […]

Is God Able To Provide For Another Baby?

| January 8, 2014

Recently I read some comments from mothers which grieved my heart. One mother said she would love to have more children but couldn’t afford to build more rooms to their home to accommodate them. Another said she would like more but believed that God does not guarantee to provide all our needs. It is true […]