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Make no decisions in the heat of ovulation

if you are wavering on your resolve to avoid pregnancy during ovulation and the fertile window of your cycle, I would pause and take time to

Far from Easter Joy

The joy of the resurrection isn't always noticeable during suffering.

At-home date night inspiration

We have talked about the important of SPICE, all the different forms of intimacy. Intimacy and connection can be as simple as a hug or a...

SPICE: Holiday Edition

I'm really excited about all the holiday-related posts we have so far about double peaks, self gift, and charting while traveling. In the...

Effectiveness to Achieve Pregnancy

We've discussed how the Creighton Model is very effective when you are trying to avoid pregnancy. Is the Creighton Model effective when...

The sacredness of the moment

Starting to observe and chart can be overwhelming. It is can feel impossible to keep charting especially when life gets busy or something...

Open to Life

On Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the priest will often ask the mothers or fathers in the congregation to stand for a special blessing....

Why mucus matters

The Creighton Model System is all about charting mucus. But what is mucus and why does it matter? Why do we care so much about charting...

Supporting a Friend after a Miscarriage

We've discussed healing after a miscarriage, husbands' perspectives on infertility and loss, early miscarriages, and pregnancy after a...

Observational Challenges Postpartum

Having a new baby is simultaneously exciting and exhausting. Charting postpartum can have its challenges. How can you fit in observations...

NFP Myth Busting

I hear quite a few myths about NFP, and as a practitioner intern, I want to counter these myths and provide accurate information about...

Pregnancy after Loss

We've talked about early miscarriages, healing after miscarriage, and infertility and loss from the man's perspective. But what about the...

SPICE, part 5 (communication)

So far, we've talked about the spiritual, physical, intellectual, and creative elements of SPICE. This week we get to talk about...

What is it like to learn Creighton?

We've talked a lot about different aspects of charting, when to start charting, what to do if you see an unexpected pattern in your...

Stress and Your Cycle Part 2

In a previous blog post, I discussed how stress can cause double peaks. However, there are other ways that stress can affect your cycle....

Holiday blog: pumpkin pie

I love the holidays, especially Christmas. I love looking at the lights, seeing the church decorated, and baking cookies. And I love...

Stress and Your Cycle Part 1

With the holidays coming up, you probably have a lot on your mind. Whose family are we visiting when? Will the gifts I ordered online...

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