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Summer Charting

It’s the day after Memorial Day, which means summer has officially started! And while I am a huge fan of long, lazy summer days with a...

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

The Dreaded Question

It’s no secret that there are a lot of particular and personal questions a FertilityCare Practitioner asks a client during a follow-up....

NFP in 280 Characters or Less?

I've heard it said often "we live in a soundbite world." Technology, and how we process information, is changing at a break-neck pace. Do...

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...

We are not the sex police

"Can we have sex" on such-and-such day? This question pops up in follow ups all the time. Spoiler alert: if you're married and you're...

Am I Ovulating if I Have a Period??

As a young lady, I believed that having a period meant that I must be ovulating and was able to get pregnant. Many women have had "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...

Finding Joy Amidst the Sorrowful

It was a typical Monday night bedtime routine. I was attempting to lead the kids through their bedtime prayers while my husband was...

A "You" Shaped Cross

This is an excerpt I wrote back in December 2022: “This comes to you after a lot of tears. And I mean a lot. Phone calls, frustration,...

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...

A Lifetime of Honeymoons

It's no secret that when using any type of NFP, a period of abstinence is used during the fertile time of a woman’s cycle if the couple...

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