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What I'm Learning About: Motherhood

Learning to thank God for the gift of motherhood even on the crazy parenting days

A mother is a key facilitator and keeper of our identity formation in Christ. Here's how four women are learning to embrace and appreciate their role as mothers in the nitty-gritty of everyday life based on figures set apart in the Bible.

Tracey Bianchi


Life often traps us in middle school. Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, explains that the social struggles that plague girls today linger long after high school is over.

Like maybe even, years later, when they follow us to the park with a newborn.

Fear of acceptance or rejection.

Competition.

The need to appear indifferent and resilient.

The desire to sit at the best lunch table with the trendy kids. Turns out motherhood can dish up the same drama. Sure, we are older and supposedly wiser, but have you ever found yourself nervous about approaching another mom for conversation? Ever hesitated to host a playdate in your disorganized house ...

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September 2012

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