When the Fertility Fairy Goes MIA

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“Are you going to have more kids?” I look at my only child, playing and grinning from ear to ear. God, I love him. I feel a stab in my heart as disappointment and grief flood in. I don’t want him to be alone in life. But his dad and I have been trying for […]

No More Shame

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Last year was a doozy for me. It was the worst my marriage has seen and I certainly wouldn’t win Mother of the Year Award 2013. I’ve talked about it in this space before —how I suffered through a long period of depression, feeling isolated, lonely and empty, despite being surrounded by great friends and […]

‘Tis the Season of Joy

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By Christine Sine | Twitter @christinesine ‘Tis the season of joy, or is it? As we move towards Christmas and the celebration of Christ’s coming, most of us are anything but joyful. One of my friends told me recently that she hates Christmas because she always eats too much, spends too much and commits to too […]

In the Ditch

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If you look down into a ditch on a dry summer day, you can see all kinds of life floating around in the green. The way swamps and tidelands and mucky marshes teem with bio-activity. My first novel hatched while on vacation in one of our favorite spots. There’s an old fort surrounded by ocean and […]

Awakenings: Of Grace and Breakfast

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It was the laughter, I think, which woke me up. Now I had been laying there with eyes open and mind a-whirl for a several minutes, so I don’t mean woke me up from sleep. No, not that at all. It was the earliest part of the morning. The part where your soul seems to […]