And as soon as we stopped trying, we got pregnant!

Nope. That’s not at all what happened. It’s been five years since our first miscarriage. February 2013. It’s been a blessing to write about my journey. The communities of women I’ve come across have taught me a great deal about compassion. Not only compassion for myself, and others dealing with infertility, but for every person […]

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HOW THE PURSUIT FOR A FAMILY DEEPENED OUR LOVE

On the way to the clinic for our third, and decidedly final, egg retrieval, we sat silent in the car wondering what the future held for us. After so many failed transfers, the doctor had only given us a 10% chance of success. She hadn’t recommended doing another cycle, but we wanted to give it […]

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I’m feeling a little tired these days

The hope-train is an exhausting ride. Sometimes I don’t feel like talking about it. I don’t want to propagate my heartache or broken-spirit. I just want to be carefree again and drink martinis and talk about all the cool stuff out in the world that’s still on my bucket list. Don’t get me wrong, just […]

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Are couples without children still a ‘family’?

One of the things infertile couples are encouraged to do is re-imagine what the word ‘family’ really means. Can a family be two adults who love each other and respectfully and passionately choose to spend their life together? Can a married couple with no children still be considered a ‘family’? It might be something for […]

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Applying A New Finish

When I was a little girl, I inherited a big old bedroom set. It had been my grandmother’s, and then my mother’s, and now it was mine. It was made of solid oak and had many pieces- a big-girl bed, two large dressers, a vanity, a night stand and a grand mirror.  It had a myriad of lines and curves […]

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