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.

Is Femaleness a Defect?

In many places, in many cultures, and in many times, femaleness has been treated as inferior to maleness. Even in our own culture, where many people believe that women have made so much progress toward equality, many women have to

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The Cost of Being a Working Parent

It has been a long week—as she smells the aroma of coffee beginning to drift through the air and looks at the baby snuggled up beside her that has finally fallen asleep after a night of waking, shushing, and rocking.

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Telling "My Abortion Story"

All too often, stories about engaging with “the other side” of the abortion debate quickly turn ugly and presumptive of others. I hope this story will be different, and am willing to risk ridicule for sharing it because I hope

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All Mothers Need Help

As a young mom, I have found support and virtual camaraderie in several Facebook groups.  I’ve made connections with women around the world who are in the same season of life: deep in the trenches of mothering young children. I

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