The Guiding Star Project Blog

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Endometriosis: An Invisible Illness

Endometriosis is a rather mysterious condition that causes endometrial tissue (uterine lining) to grow outside of a woman’s uterus. These painful endometrial lesions respond to a woman’s hormonal cycles, growing and then shedding and then growing again. It’s surprisingly common,

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How to Live a Lasting Legacy

The word history signifies the entirety of past events that are associated with someone or something. As women, sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends we are writing history on the pages of our memoir each and every day. The last chapter

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Is it Time to Bring Back "Homemaker?"

“So you’re just a homemaker now?” my grandmother asked as we watched the cousins play together during a summer visit to my hometown. I wasn’t sure how to respond. The term “homemaker” seems so outdated. And “just a homemaker?” What

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The real impact of children at work

I recently returned to work after my maternity leave with my second child. I was able to spend eleven insanely stressful and beautifully crazy weeks at home with my newborn and newly-turned three-year-old. When discussing my return to work while

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