Category Archives: Courage

You are My Friend (so I gotta help us out here . . . )

Women have created quite a name for themselves lately. “I’m a vulva.” “I’m angry.” “I’m nasty.” “I’m afraid.” I’d like to refresh this conversation in ways we hope our daughters will mimic. Instead of clenching fists, maybe we can open our hands a little on what it really means to be a woman and offer a […]


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Why it’s okay to eat Trump’s favorite foods for the inauguration (meatloaf sandwiches that melt in your mouth!)

Somewhere in cyberspace I read that meatloaf sandwiches are one of Trump’s favorite foods. Years ago I discovered Five Guys was one of Obama’s favorite places to eat, and I happily ate burgers with my boys there year after year without a hint of rancor. I learned to cook in Italy. So meatloaf wasn’t on the […]


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Pray for Orlando (there’s no fear in love)

When I read the review on 21Myths that said it was naive to think that loving gay people was enough, I thought to myself, but love never fails.  The review said that people get very angry when you tell them they disagree with their lifestyle. I thought, since when did Jesus tell people he disagreed with […]


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U R Crazy Brave (when we are not afraid to talk about sex)

The moms chatted while the girls got their pictures taken. When he was filming, I noticed our videographer had a tattoo on the inside of his forearm:  “Behold, I make all things new,” it read. When we were filming the women for my new book, 21 Myths, he said a few times, “It doesn’t escape me that […]


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