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Answers to Your Questions about IVF

In October, Catholic Sistas ran a heartrending and powerful story about one couple’s experience with in vitro fertilization (IVF). InRead more »

5 Things that Helped Me Become a Better Parent

Sometimes on the path to sainthood, being a parent can be a really really REALLY  hard thing to achieve. I mean…kids. Wow. I couldRead more »

My Journey through In Vitro Fertilization

It’s July 2008 and I’m strapped to a surgical table as a fertility doctor siphons three dozen eggs out of my ovaries through a long needle.Read more »

Baby Louie: A Tale of Faith, Hope, and Love

“I am so sorry, but your son has a lethal form of skeletal dysplasia. His limbs are very short and his chest cavity is very, very small. HeRead more »

Celebrating Twenty-four Years

Today is our 24th wedding anniversary. Allow me to share some of that story with you, Sistas! We met at the Evangelical Covenant Church ofRead more »

College, Marriage, Babies… But Not In That Order?

My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years. We have 4 small children. And last week, we both graduated from college. We bothRead more »

A Letter to My Daughter on Her 18th Birthday

There are few things that make me feel old. For the most part, my self esteem is pretty healthy, and I rarely let my six children’sRead more »

Mallory: God Had Another Plan

Mallory Grace In the grand scheme of life, sometimes, it goes fast, sometimes slow. When you lose a child, or a pregnancy, time sometimesRead more »

Five Types of Guilt After Pregnancy Loss

You can never anticipate the feelings you will go through following a pregnancy loss. Nothing in life prepares you for it and no one everRead more »

Christopher: Taken too Early

My name is Shari and I am the mother of nine children. My eighth child, Christopher James was taken from me too early to become a saint.Read more »

No Greater Love than This Part 3: A Reflection

It seems unreal that one year ago today I was standing in my bathroom, my hands shaking as they held a positive pregnancy test.  That testRead more »

Forming Intentional Disciples: A Day in the Life of a St. William Parishioner

{St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church – Round Rock, Texas – Austin Diocese } Ain’t she a beaut? Sometimes I findRead more »

Suffering at the Hands of Family: A Personal Invitation and a Gift {Part 1}

I’m reading through threads on social media today and am thinking that if I had a nickel for every thread I read about the hurtRead more »

Physician Healed: One Doctor’s Conversion to NFP

Conversion stories have always been considered the realm of RCIA—how did someone come to yearn to “come home” to Rome? What person, whatRead more »

Fireweed Children and NFP

Children are flowers for mothers to tend. My sweet garden grows astringent yarrow, cheerful fuschia, ubiquitous dandelion, delicateRead more »