Living in the Here, But Not Yet

Rachel Lesher lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter. They attend East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. Rachel is a graduate of Messiah College and Palmer Seminary of Eastern University. Rachel works as a freelance researcher and a work-at-home mom. She loves coffee, reading and walking around their neighborhood park. I am one of […]

Raising feminists

Maribel Ramírez Hinojosa is a clinical psychologist in College Station, Texas. She was born in Nuevo León, México, and immigrated to central California in the 1980s where she and her family joined a Mennonite church. Her Anabaptist upbringing and her training as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist were instrumental in developing her passion […]

Reflections on Empowering Parenting

Jenny Castro is a mother of three children, ages 12, 10 and seven. She is coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project and communications associate for Mennonite Church USA. She also serves on the Panel for Sexual Abuse Prevention for the denomination. Jenny is a member of San Antonio Mennonite Church. This post originally appeared […]

Reclaim meaning in what matters most: Joy in parenting (from a mother’s perspective)

Aveani Moeljono is a writer and designer from Azusa, California. She graduated from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Christian Formation. She is an active leader at the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference and is a Steering Committee member for the Women in Leadership Project. Avie is married to Ruben […]