Happy First, Miles Dietrich! / Grateful and Rejoicing

A year ago (almost to the minute as I write this), I walked into the labor and delivery floor at OSF St. Francis in Peoria. A couple hours away from home, back in the hospital where Clive was delivered.  We felt more assured that the connected Children’s Hospital would be able to handle any unexpected … Continue reading Happy First, Miles Dietrich! / Grateful and Rejoicing

Tools for Coping in Crisis

The last month has been a whirlwind! Not only do I have a newborn, the coronavirus has hit the world with crazy force. I spent the first couple weeks just soaking in all the information. I'm interested in the science behind it, the societal impact, and figuring out how to stay safe. Then it had … Continue reading Tools for Coping in Crisis

Adoption is an Over-Simplified Answer to Abortion

The legislation in NY allowing for full-term abortions has caused a variety of reactions: disgust, anger, indignation, judgement, sadness, silence, even validation.  Many people have reacted with a simple and heartfelt response: “adoption is the answer.” While I agree it is part of the answer, I believe it is an extremely over-simplified response to this … Continue reading Adoption is an Over-Simplified Answer to Abortion