Articles written by: Catherine Stamper, Copy Editor

Catherine Stamper, Copy Editor

Catherine Stamper is wife to hunky Andrew, mom to two small people, and moonlights as an attorney (via Baylor University + University of Georgia Law - sic em!). She loves Jesus & eating messy, fun food with messy, fun people. Catherine has a hard time saying no (because c'mon, the world needs more "yes!" in it), and is known among close friends & family for her sweet pregnancy dance moves.

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Slow to Speak: Our Speech Delay Story

I remember when my son first showed signs of delayed speech. At one year old he barely said “mama” and “dada.” A few sign language words had made their way into the mix, but spoken words? Not so much. Despite… Read more →
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Image credit: Unsplash.com This 4th of July, we thank God and pray for our country, our leaders, and our fellow citizens. Happy Independence Day, America!… Read more →
Peace Like a River: LOVE IN A FLOOD

Peace Like a River: LOVE IN A FLOOD

Many of us here at Life As We Learn It live here in South Texas, the area suffering most of the recent flood damage seen on the news. Our hearts are with those nearby who have lost homes, loved ones,… Read more →
Redefining: TRUE BEAUTY

Redefining: TRUE BEAUTY

Billions of dollars a year are spent by old people trying to look younger and young people trying to look older. One day our bodies will break down and die. The Bible says the hero David was “beautiful and strong”… Read more →
Analyze This

Analyze This

“You have a tendency to over-analyze things. Try to live in the moment; BE in the moment.” My friend was just being honest; it surprised me to hear it, all the same. But I had to admit, she was right.… Read more →
How Do You Know He Loves You?

How Do You Know He Loves You?

Maybe you’ve seen the movie Enchanted. It’s a modern-day fairy tale, a charming chick-flick rife with cheesy lines and songs. You know, all the stuff little (and grown) girls feed upon like zombies feed on live flesh. Before we were… Read more →
That Was NOT A Fart.

That Was NOT A Fart.

Paul was short, with red hair, and he was very cute. He was kind of mean, but that’s probably because everyone called him “Small Paul,” and wouldn’t you be kind of mean with a nickname like that? I blame his… Read more →
Love, Marriage, and CME’s

Love, Marriage, and CME’s

Remember that rhyme we used to chant on the playground as children? “First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the distrust, dissatisfaction, resentment and unrest.” Wait, that’s not right. But now that we’re grown, I sometimes look back and… Read more →
How Mama Got Her Groove Back: Bouncing Back Postpartum

How Mama Got Her Groove Back: Bouncing Back Postpartum

It’s hard to imagine you’ll ever feel normal, much less LOOK normal, ever again.  Over the course of nine months you put on 20-60 pounds of weight (most of it in the span of just the last four months –… Read more →
A Mother-In-Law Paradigm Shift

A Mother-In-Law Paradigm Shift

Say what you will about mothers-in-law. Not everyone has great experiences with ‘em, I know, but…well, I won the mother-in-law lottery. She’s funny, kind, caring (but not smothering), Godly, and a true friend. From the moment we met I recognized… Read more →
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