Parenting

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Our brave little baby

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Our baby was still an unborn mystery of kicks and rolled sonogram images two weeks ago when I wrote her a note right next to the Star Wars ticket stub I taped…

Mary and me

Mary and me

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Our little Pennsylvania town really is little . The borough’s boundaries contain a pizza place run by genuine Mediterraneans, a Lutheran church with real…

Becoming a child again

By Chelsea Boes
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Media | Every day when my husband Jonathan comes home from work, he asks me what I wrote about that day. I never give the same answer twice. For example: “Today I…

Fears of a first-time mom

Fears of a first-time mom

By Chelsea Boes
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Parenting | Just one glimpse into the newborn care classroom—a sterile upstairs rectangle in the local hospital—made all the feelings I associate with public…

India moves to ban surrogacy for foreign couples

By Courtney Crandell
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Family | The Indian government released an official letter to fertility clinics last week that bans them from contracting surrogates to foreigners. Though the Bombay…

Combating college student burnout

Combating college student burnout

By Anthony Bradley
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Higher Education | American society has managed to fail an entire generation of students by micromanaging their lives and not letting them experience failure. The result is that…

The cross before me

The cross before me

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I’ve reached that part of pregnancy where your feet seem to get farther and farther away, like Lewis Carroll’s Alice after she downs the bottle marked…

Ohio gets $10 million to train men for fatherhood

Ohio gets $10 million to train men for fatherhood

By Wayne Stender
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Family | The federal government is trying to rescue low-income dads with multimillion-dollar grants. A $10 million allocation coming to Ohio over the next five years…

Battling the biological clock

By Emily Belz
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Medicine | More young people are turning to fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization, but often without considering the ethical problems, failure rates, or…

Don’t let me be a Nabal

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Everyone knows that pregnancy and child-rearing could easily be called “open advice season.” Everyone a pregnant woman meets has an opinion or an…

Her first story

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | “In the beginning, there was nothing. Nothing to hear. Nothing to feel. Nothing to see.” These words, part of the opening to Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Jesus

Boy celebrates surviving Hurricane Katrina as an embryo

By Kiley Crossland
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Hurricane Katrina | Noah Benton Markham was born 16 months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. The now-8-year-old likes to say he is “Katrina’s youngest survivor.”

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