I Got 99 Problems But a Baby Ain't One

I am 40 years old and I have been yearning for a baby for at least 5 years. Sunday was one of the many days that I found out I was Not Pregnant, via one of these very clever Clearblue digital displays which did not exist the one time I found out I was (Pregnant, that is)....more

More Than Just A Wall

More Than Just A WallPhotography and Text by Jules Hovee Steffen...more

Exquisite Existence

Exquisite ExistencePhotography and Text by Jules Hovee Steffen...more

A True Calling

WhereParentsTalk.com   by Lianne Castelino It just so happens that lately --- pure coincidence - that I've met, been introduced to, bumped into people from all walks of life who had a longing to become parents or in some cases have another child after many years. Every single one of these encounters has been absolutely powerful. ...more

True Desire

WhereParentsTalk.com by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com  ...more

Biological Evolution Protects Ovulating Women from Rape, but the Rest of Us Are Screwed

Well, I am glad to learn from Slate that, from an evolutionary perspective, I am more likely to be raped because I don't ovulate and thus am a wuss who judges character poorly. ...more

True, lots of things about evolutionary anthropology border on "we've studies it, made grandiose ...more

Another Thing to Worry About? Closely Spaced Second Sibs at Greater Autism Risk

A study coming out in the respected journal Pediatrics reports that second children born soon after their older siblings are at a higher risk of developing autism, a developmental difference or disorder characterized in general by social and communication deficits. Note that even with the increased risk, the overall risk of autism even for these second siblings is still quite small. ...more
My kids were born about 2 years apart from one another and I have 5 kids. My daughter Zoe is the ...more

The Core and its Mirrored Self

The Core and its Mirrored Self Photography and Text by Jules Steffen...more

Adventures in Conception

I'm one day late and I'm constantly wondering if every grumble in my tummy is the start of cramps.  Still no early pregnancy symptoms and no PMS.  I sat on the couch last night discussing this evenings party with my husband and comtemplating the glass of wine I've so been craving.  In addition to the usual stress around the holidays, I'm dealing with alot more than usual at work.  So much so that it had me in tears two weeks earlier (I'm not one to show emotion at work).  Normally a nice glass of wine would be my perfered why of winding down after ...more

Thanks! Good luck to you too. While I really enjoy wine, I'm also a bit paranoid. A girl I ...more