The Love of a Mother

Nicole Blanket 4

I have read the story of how Moses’ mother hid him in a basket and placed it in the river among the reeds on numerous occasions. For those who wear the lenses of liberation, this is the beginning of the story of the human partner in Israel’s liberation from Egypt. For those who wear the lenses […]

The Judge, the Model and Skaters: It’s Good News for Girls!

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Women at Work: Hmmmmm … women-led companies perform 3x better than the S&P 500’s average. Dr. Muneera Al Fadala forges her own path as Qatar’s first female vet. So has Aisha Al Marzouqi, as United Arab Emirates’ first female crane operator. Wonder if small business projects for women work? Ten years on, these women have turned into respected, hardcore […]

When Reality Meets My Fantasy Life To-Do List

A_Megan

I shuffle behind my husband, my old purple sweatpants dragging along the linoleum floor. It feels like he’s miles ahead, though he’s weighed down by a brandnew car seat, complete with a fresh babe—our first. I’m thankful to be upright, given I’m stitched in a place I didn’t realize it was possible to be stitched […]

I’ll Pray For You

N_Michaela-750

My knee jerk response bubbles up. Don’t bother. I can feel the hardness on my tongue. But I hold back. I examine the bitterness I feel, and try to pinpoint where it came from. Hope dashed? Prayers seemingly unanswered? Watching my child suffer from a crippling disease? Probably all of the above. Keep praying, whispers […]

We Are What We Do

N_Diana

All my life, my parents lived out what it means to be married well. Each of them came from homes that were dysfunctional in different ways and they worked hard to create a life that made space for one another and for each of their three children. They provided room to grow and flourish, to […]