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  There was a day in my life when a new purpose emerged. The sun shone the same as the day before, and people rushed on the streets as they always do. There was another turn of the clock, and one...
Physically, I became a mother on my 30th birthday. I hadn’t had Braxton-Hicks contractions before that day, and so when I woke up with contractions, I was pretty sure that’s what was going on. After all, I was having...
Bringing home a baby is supposed to be one of the best experiences of your life. But what if you're barely 20, in a negative relationship, unwed, and pregnant all while living at your parents' house? I grew up in...
Sometimes during labor and delivery, the best birth plan is no plan at all.    I was lucky.  I stopped taking birth control, we tracked for a month, and I was pregnant a month later.  I had a pretty easy pregnancy. ...
  The heart of a mother shines bright, illuminating even the darkest shadows in a mother's journey. A week or so after my husband and I learned we’d need IVF to get pregnant, we took a walk at our favorite park....
I’d always envisioned my life with children, but my extremely low pain threshold meant I was truly terrified of the birth experience. While pregnant with my daughter, I attended childbirth classes, extensively researched delivery techniques, and even maintained a...
  Why would a kid ever need to go to a chiropractor?  Isn't my baby too small to be adjusted?  What age should a child see a chiropractor? All of these are very valid questions and are among the more popular internet searches...
  Do I want to be a mom? Am I ready to be a mom? Questions like these flood your heart and mind as you consider becoming pregnant.    On a warm spring evening five years ago, I was standing in my...
The whimsy and wonder of motherhood multiply when your mom becomes a grandma. It happens in an instant, leaving you both forever changed.   My induction date was set, and I began to prepare to bring my first son into the world....
A mother’s instinct kicks in as soon as those pink lines show up on the third pregnancy test she takes (to be sure the first two were right). As soon as I knew I was pregnant, I slipped stealthily...

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