“Abortion Doulas” Take a Job Few Others Will

Here's an idea that is, I think, long overdue: doulas for women who are having abortions. ...more

A reader sent me this comment and asked me to post it for her, anonymously:

I ...more

The Trimesters of Life - SAHM Project - Entry Six

Pregnancy and I have a love/hate relationship. I am not one to have an easy time with pregnancy in the first trimester. I'm the mama with her head in the toilet, the trash can, the parking lot of Target, the random grocery bag I find lying in my car. It's just not a pretty thing. There is no beauty, no poise, no food left in my stomach. But it is also during this time that I am most excited at the prospect of this new little life inside of me. ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Pulling off the highway - SAHM Project - Entry Five

Today I had a very surreal experience on my everyday commute to work. It is not often that this drive is cosmically metaphorical, it's not even fun, exciting, or interesting. It's typically just a boring stretch of road that leads to another boring stretch of road, that leads me straight to my 8 hour prison cell. Sedentary Land. Sit, type, file, email, talk on the phone. Ooops I'm depressing myself!!...more

To See Your Face - SAHM Project - Entry Three

Today I get to see the most amazing thing. I get to see the face and features of the little boy who is changing my life. That's right, today I am getting a 4D sonogram of my little guy! My husband, daughter, and I are going to be stunned I'm sure at the amazing sight of this baby inside my tummy. I'm also excited because I'm going to have a visual reminder of why I'm making this drastic life change. You see, I have guilt. ...more

Hiding behind something won't make you disappear Fatty.

Dearest Fatty, Its hard to feel like your not part of "the gang" isn't it. You have often used groups, tribes and movements of people to hide your problems behind, but its never quite worked out well has it. You became vegetarian and dropped weight in your teens, but piled it all back on within a year. You became vegan and again lost weight (yes yes I KNOW its not the reason you became Vegan..can I continue?), but that didn't last long either. ...more

Before we went vegan I took my kids off the school lunches and made them pack lunches instead ...more

The Unrelenting Self-Doubt And Second-Guessing of Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

You're never gonna know what the exact right thing is to do.  You just aren't. How much does that suck? Being a parent is tough business, and for those of us with postpartum depression or anxiety I'd venture to say it's even tougher.  We start off on the wrong foot from the very start.  This leads to even more self-doubt, even more guilt, and even more second-guessing. I still do this all the time. ...more

Too Much Info??? Ah well...I'm on a roll!

So here is an update on my obsessive baby girl journey. According to my calculations I ovulated somewhere between January 20-22, which would mean my period would be due approximately 14 days following that date....more

Wait.....seriously? I'm A Mom??

Well world....I'm finally a mom. Truly a scary thought. I never thought this would happen to me. I mean I have dreamed about becoming a mom since I was 5, literally. If you were to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer was always: A MOM. See?...more

Were You Trying For Twins?

As a mother of three beautiful children, who, as fate would have it, were born only 11 ½ months apart, I heard this question a lot. It is the one question on everyone’s lips, and for some reason, it irritates me to no end. Why do strangers feel like they should be privy to such private information? How do people have the gall to just walk up to someone they don’t know, and ask such a personal question?...more

I *hated* those people. I had my second child four years after my first. When he was first born ...more