Trish Bolster is celebrating a birthday and thinking about how pregnancy and age have changed her inside and outside.
Donna- Marie Cooper O'Boyle talks about the pain of losing a child through miscarriage
One aspect that was noticeably the same in each of my four pregnancies was that I was affected by food – especially by the smell of food. Throughout one of my pregnancies I craved Chinese take out
You know those yucky brown iron-vitamin drops that pediatricians recommend for breast fed babies? The stuff that stains everything it touches and makes your baby’s poop turn green? I must confess that I’ve never been good at
My eyes flickered open at 5 am sharp, a full ten minutes before the alarm sounded, and the first thought I had was about that test. I needed to take the pregnancy test I hid under a
Few life events are as transformative for women as having a child. And, no other expected life event has the potential to be so painful. These days, everyone’s mission is to avoid pain and sacrifice. We all
Being pregnant is like a cloud of heavy emotion following you around, until you finally consent to let it in, when it explodes. Kind of like a storm. And you can’t. stop. crying. Because everything feels so
My wife is just entering the third trimester of her pregnancy, so I’ll take a moment to talk about a piece of technology outside of my normal routine: fetal dopplers. This is my wife’s first pregnancy. For
WASHINGTON—A new booklet on “The Blessing of the Child in the Womb” co-authored by the vice president and associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is now available from Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.
My good friend, Nicole, is going to deliver her third baby (and our godson!) any day. Since she already has all of her baby gear, I thought I’d make her present all about her and her hospital
Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms #15: Video Link Donna- Marie Cooper O’Boyle discusses the pain of losing a child through miscarriage. Embracing Motherhood by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle offers more great support for Catholic moms. Also, be sure to
Plan B is now available over-the-counter to all women ages fifteen and older. So how does this drug work, and is it an abortion pill? Plan B often works by preventing implantation of a human embryo in
Well, if you’re like us, you make a big list of names that you kind of like, and then you waffle about it for 40 weeks until they won’t let you leave the hospital until you have
When we found out we were pregnant in August and due May 20, 2013, I started daydreaming about what May 2013 would look like. Mother’s Day would be a week before my due date, and our son,
She’s fearless. She’s charismatic. She’s radiant. A modern evangelist, Annie basks in Christ’s love and shares it with a simple, winsome touch. A heart overflowing with love is a powerful testimony, I’ve learned. “We love because He