The Guiding Star Project Blog

Endometriosis, infertility, grief, and joy. Read and learn more about your powerful body and heart on The Guiding Star Project’s blog.

Finding New Feminism

“What are you? A feminist?” My friend’s face was twisted a bit – half in confusion, half in thinly veiled disgust. He was shocked, you see. He had thought that I was a fairly conservative, traditional, “chill” woman. But here

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Married Young and Unafraid

In mainstream culture today, getting married young is practically an anomaly.  According to a study based on census data by the Pew Research Center, the average age for adults to get married is now 27 years old for women and

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Meeting Stephen

“Hi! I’m Stephen!  And this is my mom. And this is my dad!”  That’s how I meet people these days, through the outgoing love of my son Stephen. It is delightful. Awkward at times (picture total strangers shaking hands at the behest

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High Risk Pregnancy in the Internet Age

My husband and I were cautiously excited when those two pink lines showed up. I had experienced a very early miscarriage a few months earlier and was afraid of the same thing happening again. As those first weeks ticked by

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