The good life

What we were doing around this time in 2003.

This week Joe and I celebrate our ninth wedding anniversary. We also found out recently that we’re expecting baby number six! (For those of you who need a refresher, we have an eight-year-old boy, and four girls ages 6, 5, 3, and 15 months.) We’re so busy and tired, I’m not sure if we’ll even… [Continue Reading]

My answer to “Do you want more children?”

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When people see me out and about with my four young children, one of the most common questions I get is, “Do you want ?” (Or, accurately, “DO YOU WANT MORE?!?!?!?!“) I’m never sure what to say. “Yes” doesn’t sound quite right. Our fourth baby in four-and-a-half years is only eighteen months old, so… [Continue Reading]

Five years later

Five years ago last Saturday, my husband and I got married. In many ways, that night was the apex of our worldly life: our wedding to place in a rented theater, I wore a dark purple dress, we wrote our own vows, our officiant came in second in a stripping contest at a gay club… [Continue Reading]

Contraception and a woman’s self-image

On the rare occasions that I used to think about the prospect of having a large family before my conversion, one of the first things that would come to mind is, “Just think of what my abs would lo like! And years and years of nursing babies wouldn’t exactly leave me loing like a Victoria’s… [Continue Reading]