January 12th, 2010

Come Encourage a Growing Family

at Faith & Family today.

October 6th, 2008

I love this

Guess whose blog comes up on the very top of the page when one Googles for

“what did you cook during your first trimester pregnancy i just want to throw up when i smell food”?

That’s right. Mine.

Prayers for you, poor dear desperate pregnant mama, whoever you are.

August 6th, 2008

Humble and Heroic

I have decided not to delete any of the comments in this week’s Coffee Talk. I simply don’t have the time or the energy to pick through and decide what stays and what doesn’t. But this is my space and I have been really bothered by some people’s words here, and so I will say this much:

It is not selfish for a poor mother of many to remain open

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July 2nd, 2008

Georgianna’s Choice

Reader Debbie sent me a link to this beautiful profile of a family that chose to carry their baby son to term, despite the fact that he was diagnosed prenatally with a terminal illness (Trisomy 18).

“God didn’t do it,” Georgianna says. “I’m angry, but not at Him. He didn’t do it. He’s right by my side, and Mary’s on the other side. When Liam got diagnosed, I said, ‘God,

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January 9th, 2008


I want to see scientific studies that demonstrate the blessing of being born eighth in a family of closely spaced siblings. I want to see statistics that prove the social, psychological, and intellectual benefits of learning early on that you are loved much … and by many.

I want to know exactly how a baby’s brain develops a deep sense of security and confidence in his own unique self worth

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January 7th, 2008

More on AP

I really don’t know why I am doing this. This is not my kind of thing AT ALL. We’ve got a stomach bug in the house and I am furiously trying to get some dinner prepared before I need to go out for the evening, but since many of you are emailing me in frustration after reading Dr. Popcak’s and others’ comments over at Heart Mind & Strength I feel

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June 28th, 2007

Your Turn: Multiple Co-Sleeping

A Reader Writes: My youngest is 17 months and sleeping with us. We are all happy with this arrangement but we are due to have another baby in 3 months and I would like to hear about people’s experiences with co-sleeping with two babies. Is it possible? Is it lunacy? She is no longer breastfed but still wakes with teething and I can see that happening for quite a while.

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May 7th, 2007

Your Turn: New Baby Adjustments

A reader writes: I am 25 years old and about to become a mother for the first time! My husband and I were high school sweethearts, so it has been just the two of us for 9 years now. I worry about how he will cope when the baby comes along. It sounds silly, as I know he’ll adore our baby, but I’m thinking more of the little things that

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