Posts in category "Infertility"

The Girl on the Train Made Me Remember: Blackouts are Not Normal

I usually don’t see myself taking a drink.  It’s more the aftermath. The stretch of time between being drunk and what happens next is what is most terrifying.  All of a sudden in what seems like a 5 minute period of time, I’m back on my face with nothing to cling to and nothing to... Read more »

Thrift Store Earrings of Hope

Years ago I was SURE that I didn’t want kids.  NEVER.  NEVER EVER EVER.*   I didn’t have a motherly instinct. I certainly didn’t want to bring another life into the world that I could screw up. I was also in a series of relationships that made me question everything about myself and wonder why... Read more »

I Saw This Family at the Dollar Store

When you troll the dollar stores for years in search of paper plates and straws and cat toys and party favors and completely inedible foods, you never even walk down the toy aisle. Except when you are looking for your nephews and then you think LET’S JUST KEEP LIKING LIGHT UP STICKS FOREVER, can we... Read more »

In Defense of IVF

There’s been a lot of backlash against a couple designers in the news lately who came out and called my babies synthetic and unnatural.  MY BABIES. For no reason other than they like to stir the pot I would imagine.  I can’t believe I have to write this post but I will. For myself and... Read more »

From Homelessness to Parenthood: If This Backpack Could Talk

It’s been used as a pillow and a blanket on park benches and under trees. It’s been used as a closet for your one other set of clothing. It’s been used as a weapon to ward off other homeless folks trying to steal your $.37. It’s been used as a safe for that same $.37.... Read more »

And then you see the change

I have this Timehop app on my phone that a lot of us are using lately and it strikes me in brilliant glaring color that I used to be very sad and angry and bitter.  I used to complain a lot.  I used to judge people.  A lot.  I used to condemn people’s fashion choices... Read more »

A Love Note to My Two-Year-Old Twins for Their Birthday

I can’t believe you are two years old.  In my wildest dreams, I never believed I could love anyone so completely and fully and madly and deeply. I’ll tell you a little secret.  Remember when you were born?  That birth story was something.  But here’s the thing, I’m glad you aren’t little babies anymore. While I... Read more »

When the SHOULDS get too loud

Holiday break is coming to a close. We haven’t had our normal schedule for two weeks. This, in theory, sounds lovely each year and I’m very fortunate my work gives us this time off. But by the end of the two weeks I am CHOMPING AT THE BIT to get back to routine. I am... Read more »

Dear New Mom of Twins

Dear New Mom of Twins, I’ve been doing this twin mom thing for 2 years now, and well, my kids are doing quite well.  I think.  I believe that qualifies me to drop some wisdom bombs on all of you in the trenches of the first year.  First off, I want to tell you that... Read more »

17-Month-Olds are Delightful

My boy waves his arms so unabashedly filled with excitement that you are unable to stop yourself from fits of laughter.  When he propels himself flapping his wings toward you for a hug, you feel a hot tear flush with joy rise up and you just go with it.  He smiles at you with those... Read more »
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    I'm a grateful drunk who doesn't drink (sobriety date 10/4/2001), a smoker who doesn't smoke and a mom of boy/girl twins from IVF born 1/7/13. I'm grateful for the good the bad and the ugly. It's great to be alive!

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