Generation Cedar

The Little Boy We Almost Didn’t Have

  This is 10-year-old Brooks.  He absolutely, positively knows what he wants to do in life, has an incredible knack for knowing how machines work, and he is the most curious little guy I’ve ever known. Pure joy, really. Brooks really shouldn’t be here. Before his conception, I had a 3 month old baby girl. My […]

When Being at Church Hurts–Infertility

A beautiful, tough post from my cyber-friend, Jennifer: “Some Sundays it’s hard to be at church. That may sound like a funny thing for me to say. Yes, I love Jesus very much. I love to worship Him and to be taught His word. I enjoy the fellowship meals, conversations and the love of my […]

What Makes Jesus Indignant? Let the Little Children Come.

“And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Verily I […]

7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families

    Large Family Myths As a mom of 10 11, I wanted to attempt to dispel a few myths about moms of large families. Because we get a lot of questions, and I’m sure even more questions go unasked. A few myths of large-family mammas: 1. They are “special.” They have lots of patience. […]

Why Large Families Aren’t Killing the Planet (and what is)

Excellent read about the real problem our society has, and why it’s ignorant to wag a finger in the face of the large family. (Although that’s easier than owning up to our responsibility.) “On my street, in houses of similar size and function, you will find mostly couples with no children or 1 or 2 […]

The Purpose of Children (They are Not For Us–And They Are)

Our lives are a result of our beliefs–our theology about everything. We make choices based on what we believe about things. Conscious of it or not, our theology comes out our fingertips. It’s a worldview, and contrary to popular opinion, or how much one dislikes that term, everyone does, in fact have a worldview. If […]

10 Reasons to Have (More) Children

There are plenty of reasons, inscribed in articles everywhere, not to have children. Things like “poop, sleeplessness, hectic trips to Disney World and giving up a thousand freedoms.” And of course, “to have more time and energy left for the dogs.” Those things are true. In fact, there’s a never-ending list of things children cost […]

The Link Between Birth Control & Abortion: Is the Church Really Pro-Life?

  Listen to this post on my podcast at Spotify. We must take responsibility for our part in the culture of death in which we now live, or be hypocrites, as we ponder the atrocity that is Planned Parenthood. We didn’t just wake up in a place where killing babies was an option better than […]

It’s Weird That Having Lots of Kids is Weird (And That’s Bad)

Stigma of having lots of kids Mollie Hemingway summed it up best in her piece, “Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear of Children and Fertile Women“, when she said, “The media remind us regularly that the most important cultural value relative to family life is what’s euphemistically called “choice.” The choice of whether to have kids or […]