Here are some of my favorite reads:


Why I am Not Afraid to Raise Daughters  “They will know if your sons are worthy of their attention because their father’s example has hard-wired them to recognize character. Instead of intimidating someone else’s sons at the front door, he has wooed the hearts of his daughters every day of their lives. I am glad I have daughters, and by God’s grace the father of their husbands will be glad I had them, too.”

Motherhood is a Calling (and Where Your Children Rank)  “Christian mothers carry their children in hostile territory. When you are in public with them, you are standing with, and defending, the objects of cultural dislike. You are publicly testifying that you value what God values, and that you refuse to value what the world values. You stand with the defenseless and in front of the needy. You represent everything that our culture hates, because you represent laying down your life for another—and laying down your life for another represents the gospel.”

Nella Cordelia: A Birth Story “This is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write in my entire life. The hardest and yet the most beautiful. As I even just begin to type here, late, in the dark in my room alone with my girls sleeping next to me, their little faces barely visible from the glow of the the same candles that flickered in a very special room one week ago, my heart starts aching thinking of where I was at exactly this moment last week.”

Motherhood is Application “The gospel is not just something to talk about Sunday morning while you are in clean clothes and the kids are looking orderly. It is not limited to quiet times and reflective moods. It is something to apply while you are in a difficult position in the back of the car trying to buckle a child up who is playing the kazoo and needs their nose wiped.”

50 Rules for Dads with Daughters  “11. There will come a day when she asks for a puppy. Don’t over think it. At least one time in her life, just say, “Yes.””

Don’t Carpe Diem  “Like when I actually stop what I’m doing and really look at Tish. I notice how perfectly smooth and brownish her skin is.  I notice the perfect curves of her teeny elf mouth and her asianish brown eyes, and I breathe in her soft Tishy smell. In these moments, I see that her mouth is moving but I can’t hear her because all I can think is – This is the first time I’ve really seen Tish all day, and my God – she is so beautiful. Kairos.”

God Made a Mother and You–So Farmer On  “I need someone to get up at midnight and scoop the most fragile of humanity close to her warmth and rock though she can hardly stand and nourish though she’s mostly sleep-starved and change the diaper and the sheets and the leaked on, leaked through, and leaked down clothes though she’ll have to change them in the morning and next week and that won’t change for years.      So God made a Mother.”

Mommy blogs:

Coconut Robot

Enjoying the Small Things

Erstwhile Dear

Going Homemade

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Little House on Prairie

Minor Life Changes

Nothing If Not Intentional

Fashion/Design blogs:

Nesting Place

Nuestra Vida Dolce

Made Over By Mandy

The Wise Baby

4 Comments on My Faves (others)

  1. Cori Wren
    February 14, 2013 at 12:35 am (5 years ago)

    Nice list! Some new blogs to check out…and of course my faves are on there like yours, Joi’s, Sarah’s and Kacia’s!

  2. Cori Wren
    February 14, 2013 at 12:35 am (5 years ago)

    Nice list! Some new blogs to check out…and of course my faves are on there like yours, Joi’s, Sarah’s and Kacia’s!


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