“Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be Catholics.”

I can still hear that twangy country song in my head, which was part of a satirical show presented by college students at a Catholic College where my dad used to teach. I still remember them strumming their guitars, making jokes about all the babies we Catholics produce. We can say that, cuz, you know, we’re Catholic…Cut to 10 years later, and I’ve got a fourth one on the way! Yee-haw!

Choosing between a certified nurse midwife and an OB Gyno doctor’s office for the birth of your baby

For many women, the choice might be a no-brainer. They either definitely want a natural birth with a midwife, or they definitely want to give birth with the assistance of pain medicine at hospital. Here’s a personal experience that may help you make the choice.

Why do maternity photos? And how the heck do you do pregnancy shots?

We’d always done family photo shoots with him and had focused on the kids, but I had no idea what to expect or what to do about the fact that these photos were going to be centered around the pregnant belly.