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What Thanksgiving and Being Childfree Have in Common

What Thanksgiving and Being Childfree Have in Common

I like to bring this post back around at Thanksgiving time. What do Thanksgiving and being childfree have in common? Myths. Like the myths out there about the childfree, there sure are some myths about Thanksgiving . Check it out:… Read more
Nonfiction Book Review: Unheralded Heroes

Nonfiction Book Review: Unheralded Heroes

by LiveTrue Book Reviewer Melanie Davis The Introduction to Unheralded Heroes asks, “Are heroes made or do they just become one?” From that question, Thomas van Hees weaves a fascinating book filled with names and stories of those whose actions have qualified them for the title of “hero.”  In the course of telling their stories, the question is resolved…and the answer is: both.… Read more
Taking on Pronatalist Myths: Author Moms Who Get It

Taking on Pronatalist Myths: Author Moms Who Get It

Melanie Holmes has a new book out titled, The Female Assumption: A Mother’s Story: Freeing Women From the View that Motherhood is a Mandate. Like author Madelyn Cain, the author of The Childless Revolution, Melanie is a mother. While not using the word pronatalism directly, Holmes discusses common pronatalist assumptions, including what I call in The Baby Matrix the Destiny, Normality and Fulfillment assumptions in particular.… Read more
Nonfiction Book Review: Healing the Warrior Heart

Nonfiction Book Review: Healing the Warrior Heart

by LiveTrue Book Reviewer, Melanie Davis The horror of war is the hottest fire of difficulty to endure. Those who come out on the other side of these flames and write about it bring treasured words to the world.  In Healing the Warrior Heart: A Glimpse Into the Hearts of Combat Veterans and their Supporting Loved Ones we experience the words of those who intimately know how adversity can deepen the soul and bring profound wisdom.… Read more