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In one of his comedy sketches, comedian, author, and producer Jim Gaffigan shares his secret desire to be a film director, but in daily life. With this special power, he explains, you could simply yell “AAAAND cut!” to silence someone if you didn’t feel like engaging in conversation.  Incidentally, this vision is starting to become […]

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Motherhood

Why the dark origins of cancel culture are more relevant now than ever

In one of his comedy sketches, comedian, author, and producer Jim Gaffigan shares his secret desire to be a film director, but in daily life. With this special power, he explains, you could simply yell “AAAAND cut!” to silence someone if you didn’t feel like engaging in conversation.  Incidentally, this vision is starting to become […]

Relationships

When God’s love looks like a full crockpot

A few years ago, we found out we were expecting our fifth child. A month later, we learned it was twins, and a month after that we learned that one of them most likely had Down syndrome. We knew that God had plans for this pregnancy, but it was a lot to take in. I […]

Motherhood

What does “love begins at home” even mean?

Dear Everyday Mamas community,  Two years ago, we launched this website with one foundational principle in mind: that “love begins at home.” We were drawn to this well-loved mantra of Mother Teresa’s a long time ago — and we still feel that there is no better way to articulate the value of what we do […]

Motherhood

Time will tell: how daydreaming about the past is bringing me peace in the present

Photo credit: @tanyashatsillo It was snack time and our two hangry daughters pulled at my pant legs. As I stood in the kitchen, watching the rain fall on the patio pavement outside our minimalist, Kansas City apartment, I pacified their pulling with a couple of fruit and chocolate muffins. We’ve been making muffins a lot […]

Opinion

Why we should raise our kids to choose good for themselves

I’m standing at the front of the classroom leading a discussion on Fahrenheit 451 when there came a quiet knock on the door. “Just a moment,” I said to my students, and as I walked over to see who was disrupting 5th period, the visitor opened the door herself.  It was a delivery from the […]

Motherhood

Survival Mode Series: Seeking and Appreciating Beauty

(Also, see the January Edition: Tending to the Body, February Edition: Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health, and March Edition: Organization ) When we started this Survival Mode series in January, we had no idea that a pandemic was coming. No one did. We chose to run this series because we wanted to provide you with […]

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