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  1. Family Life
    Sure, we can recycle our trash and pick up litter in our local parks, but the greatest environmental impact we can make is to limit our family size. When I was first married, in my early 20s, I dreamed of a family with seven kids. I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and I loved the idea of...
  2. Family Life
    Age gaps between children: It's something many of us think about and weigh carefully as we plan our families. How many kids should we have? Should we have them close together? Should we have them far apart? The reality is that there is no perfect age gap; every option comes with pros and cons...
  3. Green Goods
    In a sweeping revision of an ACA mandate that sought to guarantee contraception coverage, the Trump administration is looking to quickly push through a new rule that will allow any employer or insurer to deny birth control coverage based on moral or religious objections. Under Obamacare birth...
  4. Other
    What is an Intrauterine Device (IUD)? IUDs are small T-shaped plastic devices that are are either wrapped in copper or contain small amounts of synthetic hormones. Once inserted into the uterus, they are highly effective at preventing pregnancy. There are several types of intrauterine devices...
  5. Family Life
      I always knew I wanted to be a mother. After struggling to find my path in this life, endlessly searching for what would make me happy, the only thing I was ever certain of was that I wanted to have children. Unfortunately, it didn't come easy for us. In fact, it nearly bankrupted us just to...
  6. Green Goods
    There are as many reasons to choose natural family planning as there are women in the world, but here are a few of the most compelling:   You are opposed to artificial birth control for religious reasons You are opposed to hormonal birth control for personal health reasons You...
  7. Pregnancy & Birth
    Maybe you've already read this disturbing article on Time.com about a presumably infertile Australian couple that announced this week that they have aborted healthy twin boys because they want to have a girl? The unnamed couple already has three healthy boys. They've been doing IVF...
  8. Green Goods
      The Fertility Awareness Method, similar to Natural Family Planning, is a method of birth control that uses symptoms including basal body temperature, cervical mucus, and cervical position to detect ovulation and thus allow a couple to abstain or use other protection during potentially...
  9. Pregnancy & Birth
    "My daughter still tells me we should never have had children when we did," a friend confides, remembering how broke she and her husband were when their oldest was born, how far from town they lived, and how she used to haul baskets of dirty cloth diapers 17 miles to the laundry mat since they...
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