Guest Post: What makes me a woman

This week’s guest post from Stephanie Reeves:
I remember with vivid clarity the day we learned I had miscarried our first child. After four years of infertility, the thought of losing this long-awaited baby was terrifying. When the loss was confirmed, it seemed my tears would never stop. That was two decades ago. I now have three healthy children, ages 14, 18 and 20. Although we lost two more babies in the midst, I feel very blessed. I was nearly 35 when I had my first child and almost 41 when I had my third. Yet when I realized that I was on the downside of menopause, I cried.

Guest Post: Courage to take the coin

Guest post by Catherine McNiel:
My child finds a nickel forgotten on the ground. He picks it up and with shining eyes tosses it haphazardly into the air. The coin crashes back to the ground and rolls away. “Heads or tails, mom?” he shouts, racing after it. There are two sides to every coin. Two sides to every door. This is different from saying there are two coins, or two doors. This means that every coin has both sides. Every door has coming and going, open and closing.