Not long ago I ran across a blog that I found sufficiently intriguing to inspire repeated visits (and a spot on my list of links). Like me, the author is a wife, mother, conservative, and Christian, and those vocations are reflected in her posts, which cover a broad range of topics with particular emphasis on the political. She is also a fine writer whose viewpoints are not always strictly in line with typical conservative Christian opinion (if there is such a thing).
Here are links to two recent posts reflecting a level of reflection and independence of thought that I find worthy of consideration:
The Anchoress on Ann Coulter
The Anchoress on Christians and the Third Party Gambit
For a rollicking good laugh, you might also want to follow the links in her October 16th post to some real-life college essays as well as a mother's firsthand account of explaining the facts of life to her son (spew alert!).