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photo of 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading featured writers Susan Ito, Shannon Gibney and Judy Batalion with host Kate Hopper

Author and writing teacher Kate Hopper invited a select group of women writers to read from their work at her 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Kate’s mission is, in her own words, “to highlight the amazing writing out there by women about motherhood.”   As in years…

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teen sexual health guest Dr. Amy Bonifas

Many of us are uneasy talking with our adolescents about topics related to teen sexual health, such as how to prevent sexually transmitted infections or choose the most effective birth control. We may worry that talking about these issues will encourage our kids to become sexually active too soon. But our sons and daughters are…

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Doulas guests Debby Prudhomme & Mary Williams

So, you and your partner have gone to childbirth class, practiced your breathing and developed a birth plan. And maybe your mom or another loved one plans to be there for added support. But what if you could have a specially trained person there to anticipate your every need, clarify what’s happening with your labor…

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Parenting is full of surprises. And, as wonderful as it often is, parenting nearly always is more challenging and complicated than most of us could have imagined before we had children. When medical emergencies threaten both mom and baby, the ensuing emotions can be overwhelming. Such was the case for this week’s Mom Enough guest,…

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How has that loss affected other children in the family, including those born after the loss? The loss of a child is surely the most devastating thing a parent can experience and the consequences can have long-lasting implications for how the bereaved parents care for other children in the family, including children born after the…

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