Posts tagged "infertility"

I'm lighting a candle tonight in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I'm lighting a candle tonight in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Through the efforts of Robyn Bear, founder of www.october15th.com, October 15th has been declared Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. A day where all grieving parents could come together and reflect on their loss and honor their babies. The... Read more »

Psychic Pregnancy Readings..Friend or Foe

Psychic Pregnancy Readings..Friend or Foe
One of the online mommy groups I readily visit recently shared a thread about psychic pregnancy readings. One of the women in the group recently had her cards read and shared her findings with the group. Suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree and at least 30 other women shared that they too... Read more »

I'm just a mom who blogs

I'm just a mom who blogs
As I scroll through the daily HuffPost Parents blog posts, I realize I’m not really that good at blogging. I’d like to think I’m somewhat talented but then I read something that blows my mind I’m quickly forced to realize, I’m just a mom. I’m just a mom who blogs. I live an every day... Read more »
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The Chicago Blackhawks Ruined My Sex Life (and other $hit I like to tell myself)

The Chicago Blackhawks Ruined My Sex Life (and other $hit I like to tell myself)
They lost! They freaking lost! The cup! The Stanley Cup! The Chicago Blackhawks lost! UGH! You know what else was lost? Eggs. As in my eggs. You know the kind that needs sperm to fertilize. Sperm from a man. As in sex. From my partner. As in playoff hockey killed my eggs. Really? Really! I’d... Read more »

Hey Michelle Duggar, Your Uterus is Not a Clown Car

Hey Michelle Duggar, Your Uterus is Not a Clown Car
The other night I read an article that was posted to a friend’s Facebook page about how Michelle Duggar is hoping to try for baby #20. 20. Twenty. T-W-E-N-T-Y. One of the responses to her post made me laugh out loud. “Someone needs to tell her a vagina is not a clown car”. Or the... Read more »

Resolve To Know More..Your Best Friend Might Be Infertile

Resolve To Know More..Your Best Friend Might Be Infertile
It’s a common situation. You are out with your five best girlfriends having dinner and drinks. Three of the five are married with kids. One is single. The other is a newlywed. Everyone turns to the newlywed and says “So, when are you guys going to start trying for a baby.” The newlywed smiles and... Read more »
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First Haircut Heartbreak

First Haircut Heartbreak
The time had finally come. We couldn’t put it off any longer. It was time for my son’s first haircut. I kept delaying the inevitable. Partially because I didn’t want to let go.¬† Let go of the baby. But mostly because we knew he was going to be a royal a-hole for it. After¬† the... Read more »

The Painful Reality of Secondary Infertility

The Painful Reality of Secondary Infertility
As I sat in the doctors office, the truth finally revealed itself to me. It’s not like I was in denial. I know what’s been going on in my body. But the questionnaire screamed it loud and clear: You might be infertile. How many pregnancies have you had? How many live births? How many miscarriages?... Read more »

When The Bottom Falls Out Of Your Birth Plan: You Never Know

You Never Know. You never know what is going to happen. We often start our reproductive journey excited, anxious, and thinking everything should be a breeze. After all, we read all of the books. Googled all of the questions. The reality is, we really don’t know what will happen or how quickly things can change.... Read more »
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It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Pregnant, Or Not

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Pregnant, Or Not
I love my partner. I love sex with my partner. (For those who know us personally, I’m sorry. You can walk away now or have a mental image etched in your brain forever). However, sex everyday for a week with my partner in order to conceive, is just plain work. Like punch a clock on... Read more »