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.

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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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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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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