The Baby Who Saved My Life

I have been unable to even begin to write about my pregnancy and birth of my 11th living child for months, until now, as if the depth of my experience was beyond any words or clever ways I could express... I write to you humbly, as a staunch pro-child, pro-life mother who loves to be [...]

How to Survive Complete Loss of Power

It was an unusually perfect Friday morning. For Ohio, when there are no clouds and the weather is 72 degrees, even the trees seem excited. It was time to plan a last ditch-attempt trip for our family, perhaps a visit to Niagra Falls or something, before school starts... That was when the electricity guy knocked [...]

The Secret to Ending Animal Cruelty

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I had a boyfriend who owned a sweet Boxer puppy dog... In my "dating years," I went out with quite a few characters, let's say... In fact, I tended to date several guys at once because my rule was "no ring, no commitment..." This one [...]

Leap Day… Leaping Back Into LIFE!

I think Leap Day is the perfect day to....... LEAP back onto Life Victorious! Introducing Andrew David Peter, affectionately known as "Drewsie"... He arrived the day before Thanksgiving, three weeks early, near the tail-end of the most difficult year of my life... Drewsie's story had already begun when we surprisingly discovered this little miracle, while [...]