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Faith: Small Weights, Lots of Reps

A handful of people I talk to seem bewildered—or concerned—by some strange internal constitution that would make us attempt Africa with four kids. (It seems there’s such a thin line…

When You Feel Like Giving Up

One of my children is currently testing my patience to the max. The other day, it had been an especially trying day, and I was feeling ready to pull my…

Moving to Africa

Because many of you have been with me as I have been “growing up” in my motherhood, I am elated (and only slightly terrified) to reveal the next chapter: We’re…

Father Love

Sweet memories tumble through my head and slowly spill out of my eyes as salty tears. It was supposed to be just another one of my daily walks through the…

How DO You Do It? (Part 3 from a Mom of Quads)

Our daughter Libby (who is a twin) gave birth to quadruplets last fall. When they (one girl and three boys, all fraternal) were born, her oldest daughter, Grey, was not quite…

How Do You Do It? (Part 2)

Our daughter Libby (who is a twin) gave birth to quadruplets last fall. When they (one girl and three boys, all fraternal) were born, her oldest daughter, Grey, was not quite…

How Do You Do It? (A Series of Questions for a Mom of Quads)

As many of you know, our daughter Libby (who is a twin) gave birth to quadruplets last fall. When they (one girl and three boys, all fraternal) were born, her oldest…

The Child God Chose for Us

Eleven years ago, I was reading a “Woman’s World” magazine, and one article changed my thoughts on how many children is “enough.” At the time, I thought three was plenty….

A Strong-Willed Child … My First Attempts

God has not given me any children who take life lying down, which is good, you know, because if one of them did, the other ones would mow the poor…

Normal Motherhood — and a God-Sized Life

The kids, my husband, and I watched “The Prince of Egypt” for our last movie night, chowing supreme pizza in the den while all of us compared the movie with what…

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