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How Do You Do It? (A Series of Questions for a Mom of Quads)

As many of you know, our daughter Libby (who is a twin) gave birth to quadruplets last fall. When they (one girl and three boys, all fraternal) were born, her oldest…

A Strong-Willed Child … My First Attempts

God has not given me any children who take life lying down, which is good, you know, because if one of them did, the other ones would mow the poor…

Normal Motherhood — and a God-Sized Life

The kids, my husband, and I watched “The Prince of Egypt” for our last movie night, chowing supreme pizza in the den while all of us compared the movie with what…

A Time to Laugh, a Time to Cry

If someone would have told me six months ago that I would have moved 2,000 miles away and adopted a baby girl in a very short time, I would have thought…

God Amidst the Chaos of Cancer

Just after my doctor called with the results that I had a malignant tumor, my life hit a strange pace. It was as if everything slowed down yet sped up…

Spring Break Nearly Broke Me — Traveling with a Special Needs Child

Since the birth of Rachel and her subsequent diagnosis with autism, vacations have taken on a new meaning. Traveling with children always resembles a circus with the parade of blankies and…

Loss upon Loss, Grieving Upon Grieving

Last summer, as many of you will remember, our daughter and son-in-law gave birth to their first-born, a little girl named Molly, who only lived seven short days. Her life was…

Answered Prayer and Last Dances

It’s a prayer that slips through parents lips the moment they sit and rock their new baby: a prayer for the future, a petition for God’s blessing, and a plea…

A Mammogram

One of the duties of getting older is annual checkups; a good physical, blood work, an eye exam, a pap smear and every girl’sfavorite, a mammogram. My good friend, Karen…

A Health Tip

On the second day of the new year I retrieved my mail and opened a familiar envelope announcing the results of my recent mammogram. During the past twenty years I…

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