Blog posts

The way we parent

1.27. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Nereida Babilonia has lived in Philadelphia her entire life and wouldn’t live anywhere else. Her perfect day involves her husband Pete’s sopa de arroz, a good cup of cafe con leche, thrifting, working on a puzzle, and spending time with her family in their living room. She loves the sound of laughter when hosting family and friends, […]

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After watching Selma with Camila

1.13. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Fabiola Flores was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She has lived in the United States for 20 years, and calls Newton, Kansas, home. She lives with her eleven-year-old daughter, Camila. She works for Mennonite Mission Network as an assistant for Latin America and East Asia. She attended Bethel College and enjoys drawing, writing, reading, […]

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On Mennonite maternal collaboration

10.27. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Rachel Epp Buller is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design at Bethel College. Much of her creative and critical (and often collaborative!) practice centers on intersections of art and the maternal, including her book, “Reconciling Art and Mothering”(Ashgate) and an in-progress collaboration on Inappropriate Bodies. She and Kerry Fast met in person only after […]

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Protecting our children from real life

9.4. 2015 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

I definitely shelter my children more than my parents did. My dad used to let us watch whatever he was watching. Which meant that at too young of age I had seen too many Stephen King movies and was tormented by terrible dreams. At least until college when I had the sense enough to decide I […]

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Joy in parenting (from a mother’s perspective)

8.18. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Aveani Moeljono is a writer and designer from Azusa, Calif. She graduated from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., 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 […]

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#WeAreMenno: Just like Captain America

7.10. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

“But do you think Jesus is still dead?” I asked the three, four, and five-year-olds in my Sunday school class after telling the story of Jesus’ death. “No” was the resounding answer. “No, he’s here in our hearts!” proclaimed one little boy who had clearly been hearing this story for quite some time. Yes, I […]

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Mothering and moving on

5.9. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Alyssa Rodriguez attends First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, Iowa and works as a Family Support Worker for marginalized populations while also learning the ins-and-outs of motherhood with her beloved daughter, Zulema. This first appeared as a #wearemenno blog on the Mennonite Church USA website.  As I reflect on celebrating my first Mother’s Day as […]

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