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The Truth About Trying: Sharing My Story with Redbook

One of the most challenging parts of dealing with infertility is that it can often feel so isolating. When Redbook Magazine approached me recently to share a part of my infertility story, I was elated. Then, I sat in front of the video camera and the words didn’t come as easily as I thought they would. Writing about my struggle is far easier than sitting before the camera and baring my soul.… Continued

Faith

Not even ten minutes after I got a phone call that left me both frightened and hopeful, I received this card from my lovely friend Sue. How could she possibly have know what these words would mean to me? Thank you so very much, Sue…so much love to you.  … Continued

How to Tell Your Infertile Friends that You’re Pregnant

So, you’ve found out you’re pregnant and there’s nothing you’d rather do than tell anyone who will listen. I’ve been there and I have so done that. But it’s not that simple when you have a friend who struggles with infertility. Clearly, you have to tell her, but how? Well, there are a couple of ways you can handle it. You can employ either plan a or plan b: A.… Continued

Reframed Thoughts, Joy, and a Recap

These past couple of weeks haven’t been the easiest patch for me. But, I do realize that I am blessed and that there is joy all around me…I just need to refocus and reframe things a bit. So, I give you this lovely bowl of tomatoes that we bought at the farmers’ market on Sunday. Absolute Heaven. And while you’re here visiting, if you have a few extra moments, here are some of the things that I’ve been Babbling about lately… I truly appreciate each and every click!… Continued

I Didn’t Know…

Before my children were born, I dreamed of all of the ways that I would show them love. I knew that I would comfort them, dry their tears, offer encouragement, and be their safe place to land. What I didn’t know is how they’d offer me those same things in return. I didn’t know that waiting for Katie would teach me a level of patience beyond anything I could have ever imagined… …that she would help me to learn to trust my gut….… Continued

And for the good news…

Well, I just shared the bad news over on Babble, so I’m going to give you some good news over here. Three weeks from tomorrow, I’ll be boarding a plane for San Diego to attend BlogHer ’11 and I’m growing more excited by the day. For those of you who are also attending, consider yourself forewarned that I plan to drink all of my wine and yours too.… Continued

Ball of Joy and a Recap

What do you get when you combine all of these ingredients in that blue ball and then throw it all around for 20 minutes? You get this… Cookies and cream ice cream! Yum! What brought you joy this week? And here’s what I was Babbling about this week… Off We Go: Taking My Mind Off the Two-Week Wait Destination: Family, with a Little Help from Bill Rancic Pinterest, My Guilty Pleasure What If: Infertility and Heartbreak Rockin’ the Bump: Gorgeous Blogger Baby Bump Photos You can find my author page on Babble by clicking the Being Pregnant button below or in my sidebar.… Continued

No Winners

When I first began writing for Babble, I wrote about our difficulty with getting pregnant. I was amazed by how much support and empathy I received.  So many people offered encouragement and words of wisdom. Then, I got a comment that read: …this is not TTC difficulty! … It took us 4 1/2 years to conceive our second, with 3 losses in the last year.… Continued

And I Love That About Her

My dear friend Kris, As I sat and thought about reaching my 100th blog post, I honestly could barely remember a time when you weren’t here by my side. You were the first person to leave a comment on my blog.  You weren’t the first non-family member to comment, but my very first commenter ever. Your words made me ridiculously excited and put an end to that dreadful silence of the zero comments I had received on my first four posts.… Continued

Over Here, Just Shitting Rainbows

This morning I read a blog post that made me feel all bristly.  (If you don’t like reading blogs about blogging, I apologize, and would love for you to go over to read about this trashy, fabulous purse.) Aunt Becky, over at Mommy Wants Vodka, offered up a thought-provoking / feather-ruffling post today.  In Why I Do What I Do, she suggests that where bloggers once bared their souls for their readers, there is a new trend in blogging where bloggers completely sanitize their thoughts before hitting publish. … Continued

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