May I First See Her Heart

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By Lisha Epperson | Twitter: @lishaepperson My dreams kept time with the early morning song of unnamed birds. In the spaces of silence I wondered …would she be beautiful? We’d talked about her that night and every day before. Imagining life with a little girl no one, until now, would call beautiful. Would we love […]

Loved Like This

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Last weekend I spent an afternoon with some beloved women I’ve known my whole life—mothers and daughters that my family was lucky to grow up with. This bigger crew was made up of relatives (aunts, uncles and cousins) and friends who felt like family. As far back as I can remember, we did life together. […]

Mamas Mess Up Too

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Mommy guilt is something I wrestle with often.  I think it’s partly to do with Facebook and the masked lives people like to display, which I tend to compare with the reality of my own. But for the most part, it’s because I believed I would always be so good at motherhood and I have […]

Young Mother, Thank You for Showing Up

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By Olive Chan Before having a child, no one warned me that it would profoundly change my experience of church. For the first few months, we hardly made it out on Sundays. But after we got into a routine and started attending relatively regularly again, I was surprised by how different church was. Not only […]

June Zine: Summer + Honour + A New Baby

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Did you know that the SheLoves community is spread across miles and kilometers and oceans and provinces and territories and states? A few of the editors have the luxury of meeting up in person every month in Surrey, B.C., but not all of us are near enough. And with summertime in full swing here in […]