So long, 2012.

2012 has been a good year. ...more

Therapy.

I have finally decided to get serious about starting therapy. If you have read more than two of my posts in the past couple of years, you know I need it. {Hello!} Here's the thing though (a) I am terrified of entering a world completely unknown to me, and (b) I am clueless about how to find my "perfect" therapist match. For starters, I have no local friends or family who know of a good therapist. So asking them ...more

Wardrobe Obsessions

Wardrobe obsessions. You have twenty white t-shirts, but you are always looking for another? I think it is safe to say you might be obsessed with white tees. I have no idea why, but I was thinking about this during a particularly bored moment the other day. Here is what I am constantly on the prowl for (despite already having way too many of each in my closet)... ...more

Therapy.

I have finally decided to get serious about starting therapy. If you have read more than two of my posts in the past couple of years, you know I need it. {Hello!} Here's the thing though (a) I am terrified of entering a world completely unknown to me, and (b) I am clueless about how to find my "perfect" therapist match. ...more

Opposites Attract: Part Deux (4 years later)

Four years ago, I wrote a cute little post about how L and I are basically opposites. I think it got picked up and posted on Weddingbee, too. My general perspective was, "We are so different, but fit together so adorably well. Three cheers for being opposites!" ...more

Blog Housekeeping

I am going to be switching gears a bit here. I decided I will not talk much more about IVF on the blog. I shared everything I wanted to share in the posts I put up, and since any subsequent treatments will likely not occur for a very long time, I am basically done posting about it. But, if you have any questions about our IVF experience, please feel free to email me at carlysdreams at hotmail dot com, and ...more

Review: Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner

I wash my hair every day. I use a hair dryer and curler daily, too. I feel almost embarrassed admitting that, because I know how damaging it can be. (We have all seen those shampoo commercials that talk about it.) However, this is what has always worked for me. My hair gets oily really fast, and the smell of my own dirty hair makes my stomach turn. The thought of skipping days? I just...no. Can't do it. No, no, ...more

Some Denial and Some Grieving.

Lately, I have been finding it hard to move forward. I feel like I can't get over IVF. I feel like I can't move past infertility. I feel like the rest of my life hangs in the balance while I try valiantly to pretend like everything is okay. Some days are definitely better than others. It's not all bad. I want to re-iterate that. It isn't ALL bad. I just want to get back to living a full life rather ...more

Thank You

Thank you so much for all your sweet, supportive comments on my IVF posts. I went back and forth for weeks thinking about whether I would share our experience. I finally said to myself, "The women who read this blog are pretty much the best group of women I have ever "met" in my life. They will be kind. They will be gentle. Even if my emotions are heavy, and my experiences are not bright, shiny and happy, they will ...more

The IVF Experience: Scared

FLASHBACK: I wrote this post without the knowledge of if this cycle worked or not. I wanted to get all of my thoughts down while everything was happening rather than in retrospect where my position might be colored by a positive or negative pregnancy test. ...more