Mostly Julianna (a 7QT post)

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___1___ I mentioned last week that we’d had Julianna’s IEP meeting. I never really talked about it, though, and I thought some of you might be interested. Every single meeting concerning Julianna begins with the adult in question pulling their notes together in a stack, prepared to dive in, and then pausing to look up…

Sunday Snippets

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Time for another gathering of Catholic bloggers over at RAnn’s This, That & The Other Thing blog hop! Care to join us? Today’s question of the week is: What are your family’s (non-religious) Christmas traditions? My answer: Errrrr…. I’m punting to my husband’s family, because mine adjusted everything around church choir obligations and extended family…

Child Abuse, Part 2: Personal Defense

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A¬†commenter once took issue with a post I wrote about parents’ responsibility to arm their children against the threat of child abuse by teaching children about their dignity as human beings, and in particular the dignity of the human body. This person took issue with the idea that such concepts can provide¬†any protection against predators.…

Motherhood, Mostly (a 7QT post)

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___1___ I’ve been so busy lately, I just now realized I never shared this! We are running a giveaway of This Little Light of Mine on Goodreads. Six copies available, to be “drawn” by Goodreads on May 1st. Click on over and sign up! ___2___ I think every woman–probably everyone–is well aware that the reproductive…

Environment, Family, and Planning

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Not that long ago I wrote a blog post called Too Big For Me. I know the world’s problems are too big and too complex to be reduced to black and white. But there is a topic that most people consider closed, no longer worth debating, that warrants another look. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=birth-control-in-water-supply I’ve shared before what…