Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

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Children’s Books | Read-alouds for little ones
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/30/18, 02:08 pm

Yellow Kayak 

Nina Laden

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Big predicaments

Children’s Books | Four tales of adventure
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/05/18, 11:48 am

The Penderwicks at Last 

Jeanne Birdsall

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Infertility remedy

Life | Couples increasingly look to ‘NaProTechnology’ as an alternative to IVF
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/24/18, 02:56 pm

On their first date, Patrick and Dorothy Yeung talked at a Mexican restaurant for six hours. They even discussed marriage, and found they shared a desire for “as many kids as God would give,” Patrick says.

But four years into the Yeungs’ marriage, Dorothy still hadn’t conceived, although she and her husband yearned for children.

Doctors told the St. Louis, Mo., couple that their only hope for biological children was in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process they opposed as Catholics. The Yeungs began to pursue adoption, but still wanted answers about their infertility.

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