An Open Letter to Melinda Gates

The timing of your recent article, “Keeping Our Promise to 120 Million Women and Girls,” and the Global Family Planning Summit in London could not be better in light of the upcoming Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week. We are in agreement that, “the conversation around contraceptives is one of the most important conversations the…

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They Call It The Curse

They call it, “The Curse.”  It’s a subject that makes us squirm in our seats or feel embarrassed in the grocery check-out line.  Most of us are not comfortable with the subject of menstruation.  We certainly don’t have positive associations with the event.  It’s gross.  Embarrassing.  Something we don’t want anyone to know about.  Uncomfortable…

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Girls!

Some women are dripping with diamonds, Some women are dripping with pearls Lucky me! Lucky me!  Look at what I’m dripping with: Little girls! I have three girls.  And when I say girls, I mean GIRLS.  With the exception of my middle one- she is a bit of a “tomboy” like I was when I…

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Self-Worth

In a fit of empty-nesting/surviving another Minnesota winter, my mother has been cleaning and organizing old pictures.  To say she has come across some humdingers would be an understatement.  We have been enjoying looking back at hysterical pictures of my younger brother and I dressed in matching, homemade ensembles, as well as 80’s fashions.  Nothing…

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