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Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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Why Stay-at-Home Moms Are More Depressed Than Working Moms

June 4, 2012 8:38 AM

Stay-at-home parenting is harder than I thought. Maybe it’s the fact that my child was colicky for the first six months of his life, and that even at eight months old, he—and, consequently, I—have yet to sleep through the night....

Time’s Breast-Feeding Cover Adds Fuel to the Mommy Wars

May 15, 2012 8:46 AM

When I saw the cover of the May 21 issue of Time, my instant reaction was “Eeew. That's just not right.” An odd reaction, for someone who has gone on the record in support of so-called “extended” nursing. To parse...

Mourning with Those Who Mourn on Mother’s Day

May 11, 2012 8:58 AM

Like a lot of doting children, I loved Mother’s Day growing up. The holiday usually involved eating out at a fancy restaurant (not the norm for our family), where we gave my mom carefully composed cards and handpicked gifts. Even...

How Mother’s Day Hype Can Ruin Your Mother’s Day

May 10, 2012 9:12 AM

Chocolate. Spa gift certificates. Flowers. Fruit baskets. These are some of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts. It’s easy to see why a conscious Dad and his loving children might want to spoil Mom. She does a lot. In fact,...

Death to the Perfect Christian Woman

May 9, 2012 8:29 AM

“As Christian women, have we set the bar too high for ourselves? Are we striving to achieve our own version of the American dream, some sort of Focus on the Family all-star clan where the kids all love each other,...

Parenthood: Moving Beyond Facebook Envy to Reality

February 3, 2012 9:06 AM

Over Christmas break, I became obsessed with the idea that I wanted another baby even though my soul knew this to be untrue. I did not want another baby, but I'd read a blog that made me think I did....

The Untapped Potential of the At-Home Mom

January 17, 2012 9:12 AM

Recently a friend of mine plopped down on the couch next to me and asked the question I get asked more than any other these days: “How’s it been since you’ve been back to work?” Like always, I answered in...

A New Mission for the Burnt-Out Mom

February 23, 2011 10:01 AM

In a recent "Stuff Christian Culture Likes" post at Beliefnet, humorist Stephanie Drury poked fun at signs — positioned so that they can be read only when people are leaving a church building or parking lot — that read, “You...

It's Mother's Day, Not Motherhood Day

May 7, 2010 8:17 AM

My first Mother’s Day — as a mother, at least — was a bust. It started out well enough: My husband surprised me with a pair of espadrilles I had admired in the (get this) Neiman Marcus catalog. But somewhere...

Breastfeed for the Health of the Nation?

April 21, 2010 9:45 AM

A new study published in Pediatrics journal concluded that breastfeeding has major life- and money-saving benefits. The study found that “if 90 percent of U.S. families could comply with the medical recommendations to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, the United...

The Real Problem with Mary's Baby Bump

December 18, 2009 8:01 AM

This Christmas you may hear a sermon or two comparing today's unwed mothers with a well-known one from the ancient Mideast: Mary, the mother of Jesus. Reflecting on the alleged public shame Mary endured as an unmarried mom-to-be, we...


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