Posts in category "staying sane"

Celebrate National Infertility Awareness Month: My Personal Journey

Infertility – it affects 7.3 million people…that’s as if infertility took over New York City.  That is how big it is! I write a special post every year to honor to National Infertility Awareness Month. It is a time to dedicate a post to all those currently dealing with infertility and for those who have... Read more »

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 »
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What Can I Do [to make sure this IVF cycle is a success]

What can I do?  I feel we ask that question of ourselves a lot!  What can I do to make it better, what can I eat, do/not do, what alternative medicine practices, to workout or not, how can I de-stress, the list goes on.  All getting to the big question of “what can I do... Read more »

New Year New Goals [enjoy the little things]

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. You all know I love my motivational quotes.  They are life’s mantras. The other night my daughter and I were driving and she exclaimed, “Mommy, look at all the Christmas lights, it’s beautiful.”  She was in complete... Read more »

Postpartum Depression (I think I maybe sorta was a little)

Babies bring so much joy!  They are cuddly little snuggly cutie pies, that also completely flip your world upside down.  Along with my bundle of joy, came periods of extreme anxiety and sleeplessness. I thought “this is normal”, all new moms feel overwhelmed, underslept, and just plain out of it, RIGHT????? After you have a... 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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Fertility clinic: when and how to find one

I was talking to a friend the other day about trying to conceive and the disappointment that comes with getting your period every month. I told her that if I were in that position again, I wouldn’t wait as long to seek out a fertility clinic. It saddens me to think of couples that try... Read more »
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    I am a wife to the love of my life and best friend, mommy to my Scooter, entrepreneur, infertility consultant and survivor, friend to women I think of as sisters, only daughter, cat lover (and furr mom to my two girls), city dweller, marathoner, fitness instructor, coffee-a-holic, pizza lovin, cookie connoisseur, iTunes junkie, overly organized, sports lover (I-L-L, I-N-I, BEAR Down), superstitious, glass half-full type of girl…who is immensely passionate about all things women’s health – ESPECIALLY infertility and overcoming it!

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