The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Straight: Part 2 Selective Reduction

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By Amber Leventry   Every mom has a unique and memorable birth story for each of their children. But before every birth story is a conception story. Some women and couples are able to conceive a child with ease. Others need time and patience. Some face the heartbreak of a miscarriage. We needed fertility help. […]

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The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Straight: Part One

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By Amber Leventry Every mom has a unique and memorable birth story for each of their children. But before every birth story is a conception story. Some women and couples are able to conceive a child with ease. Others need time and patience. Some face the heartbreak of a miscarriage. We needed fertility help. Having […]

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Why Can’t Life Be Like Instagram?

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By Brandy Black I love looking through pictures on instagram, mini postcards of perfect beautiful lives.  The food, the sunsets, the snowman, the skiers, all of the adventurous  things people are doing. I like vacations because I too can participate in sharing my picture perfect life, but this year, my instagram went silent. I got […]

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Every child has the right to the protection, stability and respect that only marriage provides

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By Jason Howe An exploratory brush at the tip of my nose.  Half-asleep, I’m barely aware and don’t respond. Once again, more insistent, it makes its way into the opening of my nostril.  Still no response. Then it comes:  not just an I’m-stopped-at-a-signal-and-I-don’t- think- anyone-is-looking scrape of the septum; not just a I’m-driving-on the-101-and-no-one-is-near-up-to-the-cuticle foray into the nostril; […]

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Mother of Twins: Crouched Down By the Closet

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By Susan Howard Crouched down by the bedroom closet I am hiding from my one-year-old twins.   I hear them crawling and screaming; they are inside the house, coming closer and closer.  My dog betrays my trust by bounding beside me loudly and noisily wagging his tail, basically giving me away.  Both children have ear infections […]

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