What follows is not a complete theology of gender! It is deliberately and unashamedly focused on how we as Christians raise our children to promote gender equality. This is perhaps the most sensitive of the three 'sub-heading' topics I've written after the seemingly controversial post about whether … [Read more...] about HOW DO CHRISTIANS PARENT FOR GENDER EQUALITY?
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What do we want for our kids? I recently wrote about our children's career choice (Am I OK with my daughter aspiring to 'Mummy'?), and followed it up with What kind of 'status' do we want for our kids? Continuing with this line of thought, I think one thing that probably many of us are happy to … [Read more...] about IS IT OK TO WANT OUR KIDS TO HAVE FINANCIAL SECURITY?
One of the wonderful things about blogging is the buzz of excitement when people really engage with something you've written. My recent post Am I OK with my daughter aspiring to 'Mummy'? attracted a lot of discussion, not least because of the obvious gender-related questions. I've re-read the post … [Read more...] about WHAT KIND OF ‘STATUS’ DO WE WANT FOR OUR KIDS?
Every once in a while a familiar article sweeps its way through the press. From whichever angle it's coming, the premise is that children whose parents 'don't work' are less likely to work when they grow up. Although I know that the article is mainly referring to a demographic of which I am not … [Read more...] about AM I OK WITH MY DAUGHTER ASPIRING TO ‘MUMMY’?
It should say enough about our experience of adoption that this blog post was supposed to be titled 'adoption: six months on'. Being around eight months late with everything has become a feature of the past fourteen months. There you go, enough said. We've adopted kids, and now we have no time. Job … [Read more...] about WHAT DOES ADOPTION LOOK LIKE, 14 MONTHS IN?
The following comes from my Advent devotional, Redeeming Advent. Buy it here! Advent, for our family, is a season full of traditions. I'd love to say that it was a time for increased spiritual growth, as I lead our young family in meaningful Bible reflections every morning - but, in reality, I … [Read more...] about ADOPTION AND ADVENT: COMING HOME
"Mummy, how do you make a baby?" It's a question we all expect - but I was expecting it later. Certainly not at age 4. >>Talking to our Teenagers about Sex, Relationships and the Bible<< However, I need to explain something about Missy. She is baby-obsessed, and has been for … [Read more...] about THE SEX EDUCATION OF A 4-YEAR-OLD
It's a sad irony that the years when storyteller Amy Robinson and I lived in the same city never overlapped with the years of me being a parent, as I think our family would have loved her storytelling performances. The next best thing to being able to watch Amy, though, is surely to immerse … [Read more...] about FOLLOW ME! LENT DEVOTIONAL FOR FAMILIES
Think adoption is a 'niche' issue? Think again. Adoption is for me, as I've felt the nudge, made the call, navigated the process. Adoption is for me as I redecorate, order curtains and choose furniture. Adoption is for me as I cock my head to one side, screw up my face, and try to work out just … [Read more...] about ADOPTION IS FOR EVERYONE