Infertility | Turning 32 & Lessons in Gratitude

Cheers to another year, my loves!  Happy birthday to me!I turned 32 a couple of weeks ago, still baby-free.  The up-side?  This is the first birthday I've had in years where I freed myself from the pressure of 'I thought I'd have baby by XYZ time'.  Don't get me wrong, I'd still love a child. But reprieve from this self induced time pressure is so refreshing....more

Are Fertility Clinics Conning Patients?

Doctor, con and IVF are not words you want to see in the same sentence....more

Baby #2 ...after three years of infertility

Here I am...4 1/2 months pregnant and getting ready to enter my final year of my master's program.  We definitely did not think that this would be happening at this time, but we had been trying for three years and here we are.  Happy of course, and more scared that I think I should be.  Almost guilty.  Two weeks before I found out I was pregnant, I broke down and told my husband I couldn't do it anymore, I needed a break!...more

10 Things I'd Tell My Younger Self About IVF

Hindsight is a beautiful thing. I've never really been an early adopter. I'm fixed in my ways and stuck in my own beliefs. When I do believe in something, you can bet your bottom dollar I do so with insatiable passion. I'm not proud of this rigidity, but I'm working on it. ...more

Oh, Betty! I So Get You

“I don’t want you to think I’m a quitter. I’ve fought for plenty in my life. That’s how I know when it’s over. To know when to move on…” That dialogue from the final season of Mad Men struck like a thunder clap. I nodded instinctively. ...more

Infertility {part 1}

A few weeks ago I posted how we got here and I told you all that so I could tell you this... ...more

Ruth's Infertility Story

Each week I interview someone who has been through infertility.  This week, I’m happy to be chatting with Ruth from The One in Eight.  I hope you enjoy her interview and check out her new blog! Q. Tell us a little about yourself....more

Infertility {part 2}

To be honest I struggled with infertility for about 6 years... I would get angry and go into a rant when I as little as saw a Facebook update of someone's pregnancy. Some how I thought some were less worthy of being pregnant, but it wasn't that I didn't love my friends, I wanted to be pregnant so bad I was that irritated. Month after month women my age, my friends, my family, were all announcing their due dates and I would go off like a tea kettle. My poor husband. ...more

Infertility {part 3}

If you're just joining us you can catch up with  part 1 here and part 2 here.Infertility it's one of the toughest subjects among women of all ages, in all honesty I too suffered from it for six years.  ...more