The Garden

This summer I tried my hand at gardening, both of my grandmas were avid gardeners. I remember working hot summer days planting, watering, hoeing, and finally picking.  However, I perhaps forgot some of the lessons on gardening and I should have paid closer attention...

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New Journey

Hello! I'm Krysia and I will be taking over Maxine's position, I am certainly going to miss her. Now, this is part of my journey. I have been working here at OPRC for almost a year now. It is a dream come true. I have dreamed of a job where I could make a living, and...

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Seasons

I'm not really sure how I'm feeling right now. So many good things are coming into my life soon, and so many good things are coming to an end also. I introduced myself when we first started this blog, but I wanted to share again. My name is Maxine, and I have had the...

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After my Abortion

Below you will find a story by one of OPRC's clients. It had been four years since my abortion, and I was still suffering with the pain, shame, grief, and guilt.  I tried so hard to resolve these negative emotions on my own to no avail. I couldn't live like this...

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Cheeto Keyboard

As I look down at my keyboard and type, I notice orange dust covering the keys. I am currently 17 weeks pregnant, and I am counting down the minutes till 11:30, which my coworker has deemed an appropriate time to have lunch. In the meantime, I am snacking on Cheetos....

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You Are What You Eat

You've probably heard this phrase once or twice in your life before, and if you are currently pregnant, people probably love to tell you exactly what you should be eating and what you shouldn't. While I am not a medical professional, I am a newly pregnant first-time...

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Just Not Feeling It

So there are a lot of opinions out there about pregnancy and everything that comes with it. People tell you how you should and shouldn't feel right from the beginning, which I think can create a lot of guilt. Well, I am here to tell you something. All pregnancies are...

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Small Part of the Impact

Our wonderful client advocate, Tammy, shares her story with our center below. I have loved and believed in the mission of Onslow Pregnancy Resource center ever since I first learned about it two years ago. I began volunteering behind the scenes helping with...

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