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Surrogacy

My Journey as a Surrogate

I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. When she entered the world, her father chose to cut the cord and quickly took her into his arms for skin-to-skin bonding. Both her fathers embraced her as their long wait for her arrival had finally come to an end. They had become a complete family […]

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April the Giraffe

The Comment Section: April the Giraffe’s Birth Experience Was a Lot Like Ours

On Easter weekend—a holiday rooted in symbolism for the goddess of fertility and birth—the now-famed giraffe named April, from Animal Adventure Park in New York, went into labor. The zoo began livestreaming her stall in February in anticipation of her upcoming labor, and April appropriately waited until the perfect weekend in April to welcome her […]

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Finding Myself in Motherhood

Finding My True Self in Motherhood

For almost every waking moment of the day, I concern myself with the well-being of my progeny. It’s not hard to place their needs above mine. They are helpless and dependent on me. I would sacrifice everything I have to ensure that they have their basic needs met. It seems simple: Feed them. Clothe them. […]

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Family Traditions

Want a New Tradition?

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and that kind of “made up holiday” is perfect for starting new family traditions. We designated March 17th as our rescue dog’s birthday and have a party for her every year. Since there are no real obligations and you probably don’t feel attached to traditions that have been handed […]

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Third Time's a Charm

Third Time’s A Charm

After you get married everyone starts asking, “So when are you going to start trying for kids?” Then you have your first child and the next question is, “When are you going to try for a second?” You’ll get this question more if your first child is a girl. So, you to try for a […]

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