How My Priorities Have Changed Since Getting Pregnant

Having gotten knocked up later in life, I can say with confidence I do not envy anyone younger than me bringing a baby into this world. It turns out Iā€™m, like, a pregnancy champ, so I might be a bit biased. But Iā€™m also mature, and content, and wealthy, and married to a great man, […]

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My Stepdad Died

It’s been a whirlwind year, and a bit of a bumpy one for the old Warckens. Last summer my stepdad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and in the fall Greg and I moved into my Mom’s basement to help them until he died in February. While we were there I took a travel assignment at […]

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I Had a Miscarriage

  Last July I went off birth control. After 17 years of actively preventing ovulation and with only one ovary, Greg managed to knock me up in two weeks flat. Even though all the signs were there- big boobs, peeing all the time, nausea, uncontrollable hormones, constipation, a constantly stuffy nose, and two positive home […]

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