Pregnancy and Postpartum Must-Haves
Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers, and welcome to this latest edition of Align Women where we are focusing on all things PREGNANCY. It’s a time, like many women, when I began to obsess over the nebulous yet very real threat of endocrine disruptors for general health but especially human fertility.
I want to highlight a business that brings clean, organic, pastured, humanely-raised animal meats to your doorstep–and whose ordering process, unlike so many other, bigger options, is managed by human people.
Three Apps for Technological Renewal
I don’t think we need to go full Luddite, trashing our phones and technology entirely (although intentional periods of abstinence are both sanctifying and mentally refreshing). Day to day, as Aristotle and Aquinas inform us, virtue lies in the middle…in simply being a good steward of your time, your mind, and your property.
Date Night In
I want to recommend Date Night In Boxes. They are exactly what they sound like: the company delivers a complete date night experience in every box, including interactive games, accessories for ambiance, high-quality snacks, and mixers, and a chef-curated dinner menu and recipes.
Lore Pemberton Fine Art
Loré is an artist living with her family in the northern woods of Vermont tucked between a mountain and a river in what they fondly call Cold Hollow. Every piece she creates is a story unto itself.
Telos Art & Jewelry
I am a big fan of Telos Art, whose thoughtful and feminine pieces are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen. I’m not a fan of kitschy Christian stuff, which always strikes me as inauthentic. Telos’ items, true to the name, are as sophisticated as the religious motifs they capture. Great for girlfriends with refined taste.
Gifts For Him + A Quick Quiz
It’s countercultural, sure, and especially unpopular to say that as women, we may have a special duty for supporting the men in our lives. But we do, and that responsibility trickles all the way down to the simple acts of kindness and generosity.
On that note, welcome back to Align: Women, where today we return to the ongoing seasonal theme of gift giving–this time, focusing on the men in our lives.
Drinking Raw Milk Changed My Life
By the grace of God and the gift of raw milk, the cysts went away, and my skin healed. However, the problem remains that raw milk is actually illegal in many states, for dubious reasons.
Extreme Empathy is a Vice, Not a Virtue
The propensity of women to believe lies, provided they are wrapped in a compelling sob story, is the sad baseline fact that defines our political reality. Empathy is the sort of thing that could be considered a virtue provided a properly ordered worldview. But in an upside-down world, feminine empathy is a vice.
It’s good and right for homemakers to make beautiful homes. In that effort, we should take care to support the right business as we buy the right things for the right reasons–investing, exclusively to the extent that we can, in quality items and quality businesses.