Virginity: New & Improved by Elizabeth Esther — “Ultimately, we implied that a woman’s inherent worth and dignity could be measured by whether or not a man has touched her.”
How Foodstamps Helped Me Feed My Kids and Rebuild My Life by Lorraine C. Ladish — “I was running out of options. I needed to feed my children. . . . These are tough times, and I learned the hard way that pride doesn’t put a warm meal on the table . . . “
The Loneliness of Motherhood by Emily Weirenga — “motherhood is lonely. it’s not for the faint of heart. it requires courage and sacrifice and time, it means wiping snotty noses with your fingers because you have no Kleenex, it means sitting up with your son when he won’t sleep and watching movies with him, or just holding him by the open window so the cool air can soothe his lungs . . . “
From Brokenness to Beauty in Wichita, Kansas by Jeanne Damoff — “Are you telling your story? To your children? Your neighbors? Your friends? . . . Are you celebrating your story? Really entering it, living present, constantly looking for God’s gifts and fingerprints?”
The Trouble With Nicknames by Crappy Pictures — Butty? Buddy? Hilarious! You must read when you are free to laugh out loud.
Dear Juice CEO by The Honest Toddler — So funny! “Do you know how the average toddler enjoys juice? A parent pours two tablespoons into a cup, walks over to the sink and lets a room temperature geyser rush in and destroy the flavor molecules. Then they hand this broken cocktail to their child and we’re supposed to accept it like a Golden Globe all grateful. . . . ”