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 »

Top 10 Inspirational Quotes

Life Is Short - LIVE IT
This is a picture list of my FAVORITE quotes of all time.  I love quotes and use them as reminders of how I want to live my life, experience my day, and to enjoy all the little “happynesses” (if that’s a word!) that surround us! Another favorite that I couldn’t find an image for, and... 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 »
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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 »

Top 10 Things I Am Thankful For

my body - it has lead me through 8 marathons and lets me to run 2x a week, it allowed me to experience pregnancy (even if I couldn’t get pregnant without the help of IVF) and natural (yet medicated) childbirth, these body experiences have made my mind stronger, and I am thankful
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to share the top 10 things I am thankful for (in no particular order).  First the things that keep me sane, second the people that make me feel loved and motivate me to keep going, and lastly, my surroundings that I am very thankful for!   Read. Enjoy.... 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 »
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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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