The first blog I want to introduce you to for my Undiscovered Gems series is The Philosopher Mom. I just love the way she shares her extensive knowledge of philosophy and theology and makes it all relevant to the everyday life of a mom. Her blog first became a favorite when she did a series of posts about Teresa of Avila’s “mansions” of the soul, from which I gained so much great knowledge about spiritual growth (the first post is here, the entire series is here).
Her writing has become an even greater source of inspiration for me lately, however, as she candidly discusses her struggles with a hyperemesis gravidarum pregnancy, where she is so sick that her children have had to go live with her mother for a while. Her simple, two-paragraph post about prayer during suffering had me wiping tears from my eyes; I thought her reflections on how openness to life is a call to all of us, even people not currently having kids, were nothing short of profound; and her stirring thoughts on what she’d learned about self-control vs. obedience were a major “ah-hah!” moment for me.
A big “thank you!” to the Philosopher Mom for all her great posts, and I hope you all enjoy browsing through her writing as much as I do!