Well-Owner’s Check List

Do you own a well? Properly constructed wells (private water systems) really require very little to maintain. But, you do want to be aware of any potential problems. This season is a good time to check on that well and do any required maintenance. Don’t know where to start? Here is the well-owner’s checklist. Check the well cap or cover that is on top of your well. Look for cracks or other signs that it needs repair. Check the landscaping and land grading around the well. Make sure that the top of your well is at least one foot above … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Having a Bicornuate Uterus

Have you been diagnosed with a bicornuate uterus? It may be affecting your ability to become or remain pregnant. A bicornuate uterus is described as one having protrusions at the top of either side of the womb, sometimes giving the uterus a distinct heart-shape (see picture). It is actually a birth defect, so if you do have the condition, it is not due to something you have done or are doing wrong. Likewise, there is no way to correct the condition. There are many degrees of bicornuate uteri, and the degree can determine the likeliness of a pregnancy reaching full-term. … Continue reading

Non-Muslim Woman: Should You Marry a Muslim Man?

Okay, so you’ve met the man of your dreams, and he’s totally into you, too. He’s dark and handsome, and wildly exotic. He speaks of faraway lands in a way that mesmerizes and he looks at you as though you’re the only woman on earth. He has an intensity that has swept you off your feet. After a whirlwind relationship, he wants to marry you as soon as possible. Oh, and he’s Muslim. Should you marry him? [h]Does He Love You?[/h] That depends. There are several things you should consider first, though. The first thing to realize is that many … Continue reading

Filling the Well Within When it’s Been Sucked Dry

Chocolate, Pedicures and a Great Book Week after week goes by and you meet yourself coming and going, giving yourself a nod as you race by. There are faint memories of sunny days, family barbecues, plays and concerts all residing somewhere in the distant recesses of your memory. Family, church, friends, job – everybody needs their piece of your pie. Your mind races constantly, never at rest, with everything you must accomplish before imaginary or real deadlines. You trip over every thing in your path, even a crack in the sidewalk and drop everything you pick up. The doctor tells … Continue reading