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When Things Break

When Things Break

Every mother knows the unmistakable sound of breaking glass: The high-pitched crash and splatter and the immediate cringe and grimace that comes with it. It happens in the middle of cooking dinner or right as you’re headed out the door. My immediate response is usually “Nobody move”—no need to be picking out slivers from my […]

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Battle Scars

It is hard for me to tell people that I had a crisis pregnancy. When you hear that phrase, you probably are like me and picture a young single girl, afraid to become a parent all on her own. But the truth for me is that I was already married, we both had great jobs, […]

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Domestic Violence: No Boundaries

Like freckles, left-handedness, and curly hair, domestic violence knows no boundaries. It thrives in affluent homes, comfortable suburban cul-de-sacs, rural midwestern farms, high-rise apartments, and auspicious public housing. Every day, women of all ages, races, and social status are pummeled with words and fists and held captive with invisible shackles. Domestic violence afflicts working women, […]

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I Have Every Reason to Be Mad at God

I Have Every Reason to Be Mad at God

I have every reason to be mad at God. My husband, Ian, and I were married right out of college. Nine years later, we were living a picture perfect life. My dream of being a stay-at-home mom came true. Ian was working as a freelance software developer, a job we decided would keep him close […]

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