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"A sphere is made up of not one, but an infinite number of circles; women have diverse gifts, and to say that women's sphere is the family circle is a mathematical absurdity."

Maria Mitchell 1818-1889
First Woman Astronomer in the United States and the First Woman
member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Hall of Fame.

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may 2010


IN THIS ISSUE:

A number of the stories this month show us that “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the rain!”

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4 how little amanda grows
by patty levesque

8 how i set out to have a baby, and ended up opening a pregnancy spa!
by tasha runkle

10 lessons from motherland
by molly rouse

12 my son made me do it
by nicole mayernik

13 trissy’s poem
by m. lucile henricks

13 birth comes: a poem
by anne maren-hogan


16 who am i?
by penny bond

20 not my daughters
by mandy wildman porter

24 a new kind of listening
by joan medlicott

26 mommy’s closet: a poem
by constance lombardo


27 childbearing: a poem
by catherine childress


28 living with autism: reaching for, and finding hope
by maureen h. mcdonnell

32 baby’s here... what happens next?
by laura hope-gill

36 the journey to discover my daughter
by andrea helen miller

40 motherhood is a splendid journey, indeed!
by resa johnson, dc

42 transition with twins

by ellen beegel

46 daughter of the world: a poem
by bethany rountree

47 our NEW coupon page: useful offers from local businesses

48 we’ve got Email!

IN EACH ISSUE

14 comicomedy
by lavinia plonka

18 funny isn’t it?
by jeanne charters

34 working with words

by peggy millin

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