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.

Nice to Meet You!

I am excited to introduce myself to you as the new Executive Director of The Guiding Star Project! My name is Laura Ricketts and I hail from the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia.  I am privileged to be a wife and mother to

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“just a mom”

Hello!  My name is Amanda.  I have been married to my husband Paul for six years, and we have been blessed with three spunk-filled and amazing kids- Mary (4), Augie (3) and Veronica (1).  My husband works as a Creative

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New Feminism Pregnancy and Birth

It’s that time for me again. Just recently I started the third trimester of my fourth pregnancy. My family is used to what happens next, and this time around, I’m fully embracing the crazy lady that is starting to emerge.

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I dreamed a dream……

Once upon a time, I envisioned starting my own holistic women’s center. Not just a birthing center or a doctor’s office, but a comprehensive one-stop-shop for all things womanhood. I pictured free childcare for siblings, health services, including midwives, an

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Finding Femininity

Hello readers, my name is Amanda Castro. I am a Youth Minister at a large rural parish in Southwest Minnesota. I love photography, theology and being a big kid. My husband and I have been married for about 19 months

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