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    MOMcon 2013- Amazing happens here

    This past month I flew to Kansas City to attend MOPSĀ (Mothers of Preschoolers) MOMcon. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, or at least picturing….something like this…. Frumpy Mom- who has gone un-showered, forgotten that she is a woman and is still wearing her clothes from high school because, well, her kids wipe their ranch dressing covered fingers on her sleeves and there is spit up on her shoulders from carrying the baby around. Why buy new clothes when that Alanis Morrisette t-shirt from 1997 still fits? or you picture this….. Perfectly coiffed moms who look like they bounced back postpartum like 2 hours after giving birth… like the ones from…

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    stay at home moms- the real rock stars

    Since Reuben was born in 2007, I have always worked. I love my job as an outreach consultant for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the thought of quitting entirely was enough for me to wrestle with whether or not I even wanted to have kids. Before having Reuben I would utter phrases such as “how can I travel from campus to campus and nurse a baby?! I don’t even know how that’s possible?!” I even felt mad at God for prompting me to do something other than ministry with college students; work that makes me feel joy, like I’m using my life purposefully and eating cheap college pizza with students late…