She runs. [How moms are like Marines.]

When I think about my mom, I think about the Marines. It’s an unlikely pairing, given that the only uniform my mother has ever worn is a cringe-worthy little number from her high school cheerleading days. However, several years ago my husband’s … [Continue reading]

The Tyranny of “Nice Girl”.

“Bloody, dirty and messy aren’t words that you normally hear at a women’s conference—but perhaps it’s time that we change that. God did not design you to be a nice girl—he designed you to be a dangerous one.” If you want to see me leap wildly out … [Continue reading]

Soup From a Stone.

Today marks two years since Ian died. My parents wanted some time alone with him that Wednesday morning, and my hands trembled as I laced my tennis shoes and ran as hard and fast and long as I could—I didn’t know what else to do. What do you do … [Continue reading]

Hope Moves.

Over the past 48 hours, we’ve debated, reposted, and used #butyouwanttotalkaboutleggings to sound the alarm on a host of issues that are making our stomachs churn and our hearts break. A community of women and men that want so much more than trivial … [Continue reading]

Ten Things We Should Get Angry About Before Yoga Pants.

Edit: Well friends, it would seem that yoga pants have broken the internet yet again. :) I've closed the comments on this one, because they derailed into a debate about the merits of spandex. Our goal here isn't to debate modesty [though we believe … [Continue reading]

From Baubles to Businesswomen.

“If girls get a chance, in the form of an education or a microloan, they can be more than baubles or slaves; many of them can run businesses.” -Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky Exchanging sex for money to care for her child was her … [Continue reading]