I am reposting Anna’s article because she lives in British Columbia and knows six of the women involved in our project. Her warm insights into our new book, Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood, give a whole new perspective to the women behind their author’s persona. While still in Canada, I live thousands of miles to the east, but I still connect heart-to-heart with these Catholic women bloggers,
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This beautiful labour of love (sorry for the birthing pun!) started with a spark of friendship that caught fire a few summers ago, when my friend Laura’s cousin Roberta Cottam, now a close friend of mine, first came to my mom’s group. We were discussing the importance of spending time on our artistic pursuits, even as busy moms…how spending time on things that make your soul happy and stimulate your mind is actually good for your whole family. A happy fulfilled woman is a happy fulfilled wife and mother.
This was a huge point of connection for Roberta (artist, writer, designer) and me (writer and photographer) and began a series of great conversations about the topic. We both felt that our spiritual lives and our artistic output were very…
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