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Babies Over 40 – People I Know that Have Beat the Odds – Naturally

We see a lot of celebrities over 40 having children. While some profess a “natural” conception,  these folks also have gobs of money to throw at fertility treatments and who knows how the baby was actually conceived. However, I personally know people who conceived naturally near or over 40 and all of the babies were normal, ..
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Conception Strategy Worksheet for Women Over 35

This sheet is a companion to the article here and is designed to help you make a strategy as to how you want to approach your desire to conceive. I’ve created multiple versions of the sheet. If you want to put it in a Google doc, you can upload the Excel file and convert it and ..
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Babies Over 40 – Making a Strategy

It’s important to address the issues that may be challenges for you outside of your age. Here are some examples of things you should ask yourself that could potentially help or hurt your goals of becoming pregnant. I also have a more comprehensive and printable worksheet here: Am I overweight or underweight? How healthy is my diet? ..
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Babies Over 40 – What are the Odds of Conceiving and Birth Defects?

  As I’m sure you have guessed, the knowledge that I am “past prime birthing age” bothers me. Not only does it make me feel old, it makes me feel insecure. A dozen “what ifs” come to mind. I’m sure you may have felt the same.   A Thought Before you Dig too Deeply Into Statistics: If ..
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Bundles of Love and Babies Over 40 – The Accidental Cougar

If you’re reading this, you’re probably over 40. So am I. I also have a much younger soon-to-be-husband. Not that I’m a deliberate cougar. I never really went for younger men, but he was and is my best friend, which grew into more and I fell in love with him completely. That being said, this is ..
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Why You Should Save Your Paper Cards

I have a little box where I keep all of the love letters, notes, and cards that my boyfriend gives me. Whenever one of my loved ones sends a particularly touching card, I tuck that in there too.   You’d be surprised how those little notes can change your life.   I had a little ..
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Do You Pray for Strangers?

The other day while driving down the road, we were behind a pickup truck that turned left that was absolutely loaded with miscellaneous household goods. Being November in Ohio, it was dark and hard to see. The days never last long enough in winter. So, I found myself breathing a little prayer that whoever is ..
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Vintage Cookies: Pillsbury Gingerbread Sleigh and Cookies Flyer from the 1970s

  I found this in my grandmother’s recipe box and thought it was so lovely and vintage that I had to share it. I have no idea how old this is, but I’m pretty sure it dates back prior to when Pillsbury started making mixes, as all of these recipes are from scratch.     ..
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Candy without a Thermometer

    Getting just the right candy consistency can be difficult when you are starting out or if you are in an unusual climate. Here are some steps that may help you on your journey to candy perfection. 1. When you think your candy may be ready, or you want to test it, drop a ..
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Will He (or She) Ever Make a Real Commitment? Part Two: What You Can Do and What You Should Consider

First, if you haven’t read the prelude to the article, you probably should check it out first: Will He (or She) Ever Make a Real Commitment? The Facts and How to Analyze Your Situation Can I do anything about this? Yes and no. You can try. There is a small chance you will be successful at it. ..
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