Why Do We Pretend Away Infertility?

Why Do We Pretend Away Infertility?

Humans don’t do well with emotional discomfort of any kind. This has been proven time and time again, but no more so than with infertility. It can be traumatizing on many levels, but I guess I didn’t realize how difficult an infertility diagnosis can be on other people. They just do not want to see it, hear it or talk about it. They prefer to pretend it away. Are you cured? Boy, I sure hope so because that means I can finally relax. This universal sigh of relief was made…

Enough With the Mom Pandering, Ann Romney

Enough With the Mom Pandering, Ann Romney

M E M O R A N D U M TO: Ann Romney RE: Enough Already With the Mom Pandering! Like many others I am a registered voter and a citizen who wants greatness not only to flourish in the United States of America, but in countries all over the world. I am also a political junkie who makes a point of listening to both parties and their respective cases for why they believe they are best equipped to lead. That’s right. Call me a glutton for punishment. Tonight I tuned into the Republican National Convention to listen to…

Zen and the Art of Living After Infertility

Zen and the Art of Living After Infertility

  The title of this post came to me as I poured my second cup of coffee. I’ve never read Robert Maynard Pirsig‘s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but I recall laughing the first time I heard the title. In researching his ideas further this morning, the book is now on my reading list. Here’s an excerpt from Mr. Pirsig’s book: I’ve wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it, and yet we didn’t see it. Or rather we were trained not to…

An Artist Shares Decades of Wisdom

An Artist Shares Decades of Wisdom

Editor’s Note: In the early weeks and months after stopping infertility treatments I craved access to happy and fulfilled women who had managed to survive the infertility experience.  I needed to hear from someone who could tell me that everything would be okay, someone with the wisdom and experience to know what I had lived with and through. Women like Rosie, who wrote the following guest post from an island in New Zealand. Kindred spirits like Rosie (and many others I’ve come to know) didn’t materialize right away so I…