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A few years ago, we found out we were expecting our fifth child. A month later, we learned it was twins, and a month after that we learned that one of them most likely had Down syndrome. We knew that God had plans for this pregnancy, but it was a lot to take in. I […]

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When God’s love looks like a full crockpot

A few years ago, we found out we were expecting our fifth child. A month later, we learned it was twins, and a month after that we learned that one of them most likely had Down syndrome. We knew that God had plans for this pregnancy, but it was a lot to take in. I […]

Motherhood

I had postpartum anxiety and didn’t know it

photo by: @bloomlightphotography When my first son was born, I had a lot of self-doubt. Being a parent was completely new for me, and I felt constant pressure to be a perfect mother. I often questioned whether I was making the “right” decisions. Since my husband and I weren’t living close to any of our […]

Motherhood

What I did when “living in the moment” seemed impossible

“Live in the moment,” they tell young moms. “Enjoy this time! Babies grow up so fast!” This advice — repeated by older ladies with kind eyes in grocery stores, mindfulness yogis, wise relatives, and yes — even awe-inspiring mom saints  — isn’t wrong. Not at all. In so many words, it’s so, so right. “Just […]

Motherhood

“His interpretation of the ultrasound was wrong, and it could have cost my son’s life”

Curled up cozy in my bed, I’m lying awake staring at the ceiling and thinking about the stark contrast between tonight and this night one year ago. At exactly this moment one year ago, after an uneventful three weeks of “hospital observation,” I begrudgingly waddled over to Labor and Delivery for what I thought would […]

Motherhood

Single Mom Uses Her Story of Unplanned Pregnancy to Help Thousands of Others

Today we’re excited to share this heartfelt interview with Alexa Hyman, founder of Back in February, a rapidly growing online community for women in unplanned pregnancies. Alexa found out she was pregnant unexpectedly and scheduled an abortion. However, she decided not to go through with it, and is now the proud single mother of baby […]

Motherhood

My College Pregnancy Made Me Stronger

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had my life planned out. I would go to college and study pre-law, and then head off to law school. I’d travel the world and then settle into a sophisticated career at a law firm. And I’d live in a gorgeous 27-story apartment building downtown Chicago, where […]

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