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The Goal of Shine Fertility Becoming a non-profit Organization Has Been Achieved

I received one of the most fantastic phone calls today [while on the way to get my daughter from preschool] from my attorney!  My paperwork came back from the government that my “second child” aka Shine Fertility was officially a non-profit organization.  Whoot whoot – I was ecstatic!!!  I told my daughter (the motivation for this... Read more »

Letters to a New Mom: Coffee Will Get You Through Until It’s Acceptable to Drink Wine

Dear New Mom, You have probably heard it before, “it’s the hardest and most rewarding job you will ever have”. WOW that the truth. I’ve only been a mom for 3 years, 3 months, and 2 days, and here is my best advice (to date). This says it all: “the days are long, the years... Read more »

My Journey To Being Present, Surviving One Coffee At A Time - My Messy Beautiful

The alarm goes off, and I can smell the coffee brewing, it’s my energy plug for the day. Most of the time I feel like I am in a constant state of figuring out when and where my next dose of caffeine will come from. Lately I have been trying really REALLY hard lately to... Read more »
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Creating The Support You Need [Building Your Fertility Support Team]

Infertility is stressful, going at it alone makes it a billion times harder. You have your partner, but even they sometimes don’t “get” what you are going through!  We all know men and women think VERY differently! Men can “compartmentalize” feelings, “opening one box and closing another” – if that analogy makes sense. Women tend... Read more »

A Letter To My Infertile Self

If I could write a letter to my then “infertile” self, telling her all the things I learned along the way, all my best advice, it would go something like this… Dear [infertile]self, As you read this you are probably in a deep dark place, wondering “why me”. I am here to tell you…the sun... Read more »

Best Tips For Surviving The Holidays [while infertile]

Surviving the holidays while “infertile” can be a challenge, shoot just surviving all the fertility treatments is trying, let alone being surrounded by family and friends asking when are you going to have a baby, announcing they are pregnant, all the parties, cookies, cocktails, it can all be a little overwhelming.  Here are my best... Read more »
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Why Do Women Feel The Need To Judge Each Other (No More Judging)

As women, why are we always judging OTHER women! Especially decisions.  Emotionally charged topics. It seems the more emotionally tied the subject is the more we are judging. ******************** Why are you focusing on her career?  How could you be a stay-at-home mom? Why aren’t you breastfeeding?  How could you use formula? Why wait so... Read more »

When Are You Going To Get Pregnant (and all the questions that come along with it)

It seems the second you get married, the questions start…(and warning they won’t stop.  They evolve.) -When are you going to get pregnant? -You have been together for a while now (I love it when you get asked that ON your wedding night, it’s like really, let me get through my honeymoon first!!) -Are you... Read more »

You Never Know: Fertility Challenges and The Blossom Method

I am honored to be a part of The Blossom Method‘s Chicago campaign so perfectly titled - You Never Know! Why “You Never Know”? The answer is simple. We often never know who among our family and friends is having difficulty getting pregnant, has experienced a loss, or is dealing with postpartum issues. Moreover, we chose You... Read more »
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Pissed Off About Fertility Problems

Why can’t I get knocked up like everybody else???  My favorite story “oh I just looked at my husband and got pregnant”.  Really??? cuz I just looked at you and wanted to vomit. I was frustrated A LOT when I was diagnosed with fertility problems and going through treatments.  I was frustrated my body wasn’t... Read more »
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