I believe I was 9 when I knew I wanted to adopt children someday. I've always had a heart for people who are hurting, especially those who can't take care of themselves. When I got married, my husband wasn't passionate about...
Dear Me, Hi, it’s me. I know that you’re in the throes of trying to have a baby. You’re desperate and probably depressed. You’re tired of the medications, injections, appointments and pregnancy tests. You’ve endured devastating ultrasounds, miscarriages, emergency rooms,...
Building a family looks different for everyone, but for my husband and me, we needed a helper. Where it all Began I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure (POF), or early menopause, at the age of 25. For me, POF means...
I miscarried at work and I suffered alone. I thought I wanted it that way, but looking back, I could have used the support.  At the time, I felt an overwhelming amount of shame, guilt, and embarrassment, all of...
If you’ve been pregnant before, you know there’s something special about the pregnancy brain, and body, that isn’t quite like anything else. Those first few weeks of the first trimester, or really until you reach the coveted second trimester...
364 days of the year mothers teach, nurture, and care for their children. They pour their heart and soul into the tiny humans  with whom they have been entrusted. They stash their independent, coffee-sipping, stylish lifestyle and trade it...
I’ve only been an ‘official,’ real life, completely responsible for another human’s life, mom for ten months. So I understand, I may not be THE most credible source. We all have learning to do, especially a mom who hasn’t...
When I first started thinking about having children I wanted a whole houseful of children.  Originally wanting 4 (but settling on 2 after my husband’s insistence), I couldn’t wait for all the good times we would all have together. ...
It finally happened: we were done having babies.  It was bittersweet but we knew after having our second child that our family was complete.  I wasn't a fan of another c-section, nor was I a fan of the risk...
It’s been over a year now since I’ve decided to become a gestational carrier (or GC). And after writing an initial post about this topic, I’ve heard from a lot of women who were inspired or have thought of...
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Corridor Mom Spotlight: Kate Getty {Metro Catholic Outreach}

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As summer approaches, many are dreaming about the idea of getting back to "normal." However, for Kate Getty at Metro Catholic Outreach, she understands...