Phone-Based Apps: A 21st Century Facelift for FABMs

I’ll never forget their conversation on that car ride home. I was driving back from a nationally recognized nursing research conference with graduate nursing students in my research group. I was horribly intimidated by their knowledge of research methods and how they could tear apart a study in minutes. They knew so much more about…

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The Secret of Cultivating Kindness

Comparison and competition. Everywhere you look there is comparison and competition. People are competing for your money, your time, your efforts. Comparison in the form of “Mommy Wars” are at a high, I’ve even heard other ladies say that they really can’t trust their “best friends” because at some point they are going to just…

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Ricki Lake: New Feminist?

I learned recently that former talk show hostess Rick Lake has begun work on another documentary concerning women’s health. This one, called Sweetening the Pill, has me really excited because it supposedly is going to be focused on shedding light on the facts about how dangerous hormonal contraceptives are to women’s bodies and will explore…

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What Else Have We Lost?

Posts   I think it’s fair to say that this culture has issues when it comes to women’s bodies. For example, babies who are breastfed have lower risk of allergies, diarrhea, constipation, ear infections, upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, reflux, obesity, asthma, SIDS, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, and heart disease. The reaction that lots…

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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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Pursuit of Beauty

It should come as no shock that the prevalent American culture puts a high value on the sexual identity of a woman. How sleek, slender and fierce she looks in order to complete her job or attract a significant other. Well this afternoon I was using Google to try and find something I had watched a few…

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The good kinda of gossip

When I first got married I remember several women, both of my own age and that of my mother’s, warning to me to be careful of those “mom groups”, or “wife’s night out gatherings.”  They gave a cautionary tale of the tendency many women have when in groups to uncharitably gossip and more specifically to…

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Natural Family Planning…It’s a party?!

The topic of Natural Family Planning is a complex one that is as unique as the couples who choose to use it.  For some it’s very simple, straightforward, and easy.  For others it’s a challenge, needing detailed counseling from a trained professional. Regardless, we support and value those who put the time in to educate…

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Let’s Set the Record Straight: Myths and Truths about New Feminism

This article was originally posted on the New Feminism Rising blog by Theresa Martin.  With her permission we have reprinted it here: I read a very disturbing article recently on the “feminist” backlash against “conservative” women in politics.  It was chocked-full of hateful slurs and name-calling.  However, what was actually most disturbing to me (because honestly sticks…

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The Single Voice

I’ve never done this before.  The blogging world is totally new to me and though I’ve wanted to support The Guiding Star Project by writing about my personal experiences I never thought I’d actually do it.  Why, you ask? Because I’m single.  No, that’s not a billboard statement in hopes of getting a husband or even…

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“Wombing”

The title here may have led you to believe that I am going to be writing about pregnancy.  I am not.  I am, however going to endeavor to discuss with you an aspect of femininity that my husband and I have dubbed “wombing.”   It is the female disposition towards inclusivity.   “Interiority” is the bigger more technical…

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A Generation Later: Heartbreaking Consequences of the Sexual Revolution

Often times the “Sexual Revolution” of the 1960s is hailed as a time of liberation and independence for all, but in particular for women.  Freed of the “shackles” of the consequences of sexual encounters, the hormonal contraception (aka “the pill”) gave women the opportunity to “have sex like men” without being bound or hindered by…

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March for Life – An Encouraging Picture

The Guiding Star Project was very pleased to be able to participate in the March for Life this year.  It was a chilly and snowy day in Washington, D.C.  full of meetings and speakers and conventions and of course the March itself.  Conservative estimates said it was attended by over 500,00 people.  According to Eternal…

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Living a Life of Gratitude

If you spend any amount of time on facebook or pinterest, you likely saw the someecards card that reads “Black Friday:  Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” Though I chuckled when I first read it, I was immediately struck with how…

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In Thanksgiving for My Mom

I have a confession: I am stubborn. It feels good to write it. I am stubborn. The fact that I am stubborn is what made me believe that I truly did not have it in me to stay at home full time if (or when) I had children. I spent most of my formative years…

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Nice to Meet You!

I am excited to introduce myself to you as the new Executive Director of The Guiding Star Project! My name is Laura Ricketts and I hail from the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia.  I am privileged to be a wife and mother to 4 children at home and 3 in Eternity.  When not homeschooling and chasing around an…

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Finding Femininity

Hello readers, my name is Amanda Castro. I am a Youth Minister at a large rural parish in Southwest Minnesota. I love photography, theology and being a big kid. My husband and I have been married for about 19 months and we are enjoying it greatly. The past four years of my life have been…

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We have a say too.

I am sorry we haven’t been posting here in response to the chaos and insanity taking place all around us with the HHS Birth Control Mandate.  It has been a month of trying to catch our breath and figure out what exactly many women’s groups are asking and demanding the American people support in the…

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New Feminism is True Feminism

*I want to share a post I did over at Ignitum Today, which is a Catholic blog for young adults on all sorts of topics. Although The Guiding Star Project is not specifically a “catholic” project, I share that post here as I think it has value for anyone interested in ending birth control, abortion,…

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