Tag: motherhood

Birth Story of Betsy

My due date was March 3, and based on what I know of statistics on first children and my mom’s experience, I was fully expecting that I would be late. Not that we weren’t generally ready for the baby, but I was assuming in… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Betsy”

Birth Story of Landon Harkema

My first contraction came and went at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 16. I wrote it off as gas as we were at a family Christmas party and no way did I think labor would start while I was there. A half hour later… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Landon Harkema”

A Fertility Journey: Melissa Harness, Angel No. 5

This story was written by Melissa Harness, who has suffered through five miscarriages. She has carried eight pregnancies, given birth to three healthy children, and lost five angels. She wants to tell her story to “give a voice to all those that have suffered… Continue Reading “A Fertility Journey: Melissa Harness, Angel No. 5”

Finding Myself in Motherhood: The Transition Away From Work

If you had asked me two years ago if I thought I’d keep working after our second baby was born, my answer would have been a resounding, “Of course! I’m not the stay-at-home mom type.” I never thought there was anything “wrong” with being… Continue Reading “Finding Myself in Motherhood: The Transition Away From Work”