How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant after a Vasectomy Reversal?

There are approximately one-half million vasectomies performed in the United States annually. Despite the fact that this procedure is intended to be a permanent form of birth control for males, 5 to 10 percent of men who have undergone a vasectomy later seek to have it reversed....more

Dear Breasts: An Open Letter from Mommy

Dear Breasts, We’ve been avoiding eye contact, and I know it’s been awhile since we last spoke. Recently, we both said some things we didn’t mean. I guess we’ve always had a difficult relationship. As a teenager I put pressure on you to be someone that you weren’t in order for me to keep up with the other faster growing girls. I apologize for the time my mother caught me smearing you in Hellmann's mayonnaise because my friend Amber Scott told me this was the best way to make you grow. Needless to say, we were unable to make potato salad that night....more
Ladies I am sooooo sorry for this late response. I honestly didn't know (nor did I think) that ...more

Drug-Free or C-Section: Giving Birth Is the Least Important Thing You'll Do as a Mom

How important can birthing be to motherhood if someone else can do it for you and it doesn’t affect the way you mother at all? It is kind of an ordinary biological process when it comes down to it. And if that is the case, it can’t really matter that much to your baby if he or she is born au natural in a birth center, or if you’re opened up for retrieval. I can pretty much guarantee that your baby couldn't care less. The end result for them was the same. I’m not arguing that birth is not important. I’m just arguing that it is a moment. And it is a moment that, in the long run, doesn’t really matter to your baby at all....more
"I’m not arguing that birth is not important. I’m just arguing that it is a ...more

The best advice I can give right now

My sister-in-law is pregnant with her first child. My brother said she wanted to talk to me because I’m an “expert” in this area. Granted, I do have three children but they are young (9, 5, and 2) and I’m the first to admit I really don’t have any plan as to what I’m doing. This is all done on instinct....more

Great advice! And so true.

Shannon regularly blogs about the trials and ...more

C-sections- Five Years & Beyond (Part 1)

Five years has past since my first and only C-section.  I shared my experience, and my feelings about my C-section last week in the post, My C-section- Five Years Later.  This was the third part in a series of C-section posts I have written.  The first post in the series, The Reality of C-sections, has generated a wide va ...more

One of God's Greatest Gifts......A Sister!

"For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strength ...more

Quiverful - Is this Practical?

My jaw dropped to see the recent development on Duggar's family. They are welcoming their 18Th (No, there is nothing wrong with your eye, I really wrote 18Th ) child. ...more

In Utero

In Utero ...more

Midwifery in America: Homebirths

Hospitals aren’t the only avenue of care for pregnant women. For centuries, midwives were the primary caregivers for pregnant and laboring women. Read about midwifery care & homebirths.(The Wishing Wellness) ...more

If I had it to do over again... and of course wasn't living in 3rd world countries... I'd ...more