Sacred (very temporary) Silence…

Those early morning moments.... we already had his through-the-night and his always-4:00 am feedings... now the morning is slowly beginning to break he’s beginning to stretch in that best-ever-baby-stretch way, but the other children are all still asleep. I relish this bit of precious silence, when it’s just me awake, and a bustling day lies [...]

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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 [...]

Overcoming the Fear of Life

Birth is a mysterious event... It seems so oddly related to death, with the blends of emotions and sufferings and hopes and... fears.  At least for me. We recently welcomed our 9th little blessing into the world.  Matthew Michael Augustine was born October 30th at precisely 10:00 p.m.  As with each pregnancy and birth, each [...]

The Mission of the Baby (Bump)

I've always been outgoing. In fact, I've had to tone it down in recent years so that I could actually get things done.  I've been known to make friends with the cashier (and therefore hold up the irritated line), to have complete counseling sessions in the produce section, to "catch up with a dear friend" [...]

A Blessed Easter to you! And an Easter Gift to Share…