Deciding Family Size – When are you done?

How do you decide on your family size? How do you know you are done having babies? Who decides? Then, once decided, what changes take place? What if you want to change your decision? Doesn’t that open a whole new can of worms? I think our friends and families have come to expect that we are […]

Surviving Trauma

Dear readers, I am surviving trauma and I fully believe that God did not allow me to experience the following heart breaking experience for nothing.  I trust that by telling my story, that I can be a friend, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on for those who have also experienced something similar.  Please feel free […]

Learning About Childbirth

As part of Zen Habits Sea Change program I am participating in a month of learning. The premise is to pick a topic or an activity that’s on your bucket list, so to speak, and learn everything you can, forming a habit of learning for 10 to 30 minutes a day. With the exciting arrival […]

Nine Plus Nine

I have slowly been coming to a realization.  After 7 pregnancies.  Adjusting to a new baby takes a long time.   An expectant mother is expecting for approximately 9 months.  Her body goes through many many changes – hormonal, emotional, physical, relational, and more.   And then there is the labor and delivery.  More changes. […]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

As most people know, October is Breast Cancer awareness month. What many do not know is that October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Unfortunately, there is no cure to be found. But those of us who have endured the loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or early infant death do share something as […]