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Girls’ Work

I fancy myself a feminist and have since sometime in junior high when I learned what the word means. The work of my household is not divided up by gender roles; we are of the philosophy that if one sees something that needs to be done, one does it. Sometimes I mow the lawn, sometimes […]

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How my husband’s vasectomy caused us a surprise pregnancy.

After our second daughter was born my husband and I thought our little family was complete. We love our kids but aren’t huge fans of the infant stage. I remember gleefully throwing away or giving away baby items as we stopped needing them – the diaper genie (see ya!), the bottle sterilizer (curse cleaning bottles […]

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Ashlyn’s Story: A Dream Realized Because of Care Beyond Compare

Russell Wessel is a miracle baby. That’s what his parents, Ashlyn Wessel and Alex Sinclair, believe. And they credit the doctors and nurses at  Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Jefferson Hospital for Russell’s safe arrival. That’s where he was born October 8 — healthy but blissfully unaware that he’d just played a lead role in an amazing family […]

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