Category: Featured

Hard for the Holidays

Coping with the holidays while struggling to conceive is anything less than jolly. Read on for support and advice.

The Not So Anxious Life

Simple ways to reduce worry.

When You Are The Lucky One

How to support those still TTC after you become pregnant.

Birth Was My Triathlon

Have you noticed its becoming a triathlon crazy world?  I can’t go on Facebook anymore without seeing pics of friends training, posting near impossible run times, or posing in sleek suits made just for the occasion.  There is even a book out exploring this…

An Open Letter to Those Trying To Conceive

I can see you.  You are the beautifully dressed executive that came to my house and played with my kids after you spent a long day at work.  You are the Auntie that always knows the coolest toys. You are the friend that cried…

My Personal Penguin

My daughter is in love with a penguin. It’s small and plastic and she lights up when she sees him. If she’s fussy, “pengi” can calm her down. Once we found out that Sandra Boynton wrote a book called My Personal Penguin, we added…

Top 5 Calming Techniques While TTC

Infertility is often a silent struggle.  Unlike cancer or a broken leg, no one automatically knows you are going through it.  This means that you are often juggling multiple medical appointments, complicated emotions, and all the normal hectic life stuff.  No one cuts you…

#Flip The Script: Beyond Waiting

This year’s National Infertility Awareness Campaign theme is “#Flip the Script”.  This can mean so many different things.  It’s interpretation is as unique as the story of each woman that struggles to conceive.  One thing that I always grizzel at is the concept that…

10,000 Mommies

Mother’s Day can be particularly hard for women trying to conceive.  It’s an all-out brunch buffet of what you don’t have but desperately want.  The dichotomous American culture, makes it especially hard on childless women.  Unlike other communities that value women regardless of their…

The Career Minded Mama’s Dilemma

Women who have their first baby over 35 are in a unique situation.  Many of us are established in our careers and and have all of the letters after our last name that we desire.  We have options, however we may feel ambivalent about…

Picking Up Other Moms

Recently, a thread was posted in an on-line “mommy” group I’m part of about making new friends.  The poster, a SAHM, was having difficulty meeting other moms with similar age children in her neighborhood.  She received a lot of on-line support  and many of…

Single Mom By Choice

Are you over 35, single, and childless?  Did you  always think that you would get married and have children?  More and more women are finding themselves in this position.  Taking the leap to single parenthood by choice is daring but doable.  Below is an…