Month: April 2018

Inside the Target Dressing Room: A Body Image Story

So yesterday I piled the lot of us into a Target dressing room and went through the dreaded process of trying on swim suits. Ask me how much fun that was? Oh. Well, since you asked, it was not fun. Not fun at all. But I couldn’t let the complete and utter misery I was […]

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Mommy in Romanceland: My House is a Mess and it’s Totally Fine

I am not here to complain. I promise. This life I’m living is everything I ever wanted. I have the freedom to choose to stay home with our girls and that is a blessing. I want to be where I am. But, still, I’ve had a bit of a revelation recently. It came to me […]

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Getting Myself Back: Depression, Anxiety, and Infertility

About six weeks after Maria was born I started to notice something peculiar. I was feeling…absolutely amazing? It first hit me one day when I was fumbling around in the kitchen and I realized I was singing. And not just singing but singing some goofy parody that I was making up as I went along. […]

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Romance Reading 101: Carriages or Sports cars?

Ever since I was a tiny girl, whatever I was watching, whatever I was reading, whatever I was doing, I was looking for the love story. I realized early that there is almost always a love story. And I was drawn to the love story. As I got older I learned to hide the fact […]

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You are NOT Emotionally Homeless

Secondary infertility can feel like emotional homelessness. What do I mean by that? Well. You have a child. But real moms have children. Real moms are jugging multiple kids, multiple schedules, multiple meltdowns and double or triple the mess. Real moms birthed families. I can’t tell you how many times a well intentioned “real mom” said […]

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How Romance Reading Saved My Sanity: Infertility and the Baby Making Bedroom

Real Talk. If you are related to me or my husband, perhaps a former teacher or just generally someone who DOES NOT want to see me talk about sex, be ye warned. I mean it. Stop reading! Get out of here, Dad. Incoming awkward subject. But I know I cannot be the only one who […]

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It’s Not a Competition

Today wasn’t the best day. You would think that “infertility” ends after you have that miracle baby. But it doesn’t. It didn’t. Today is a day when anxiety is kicking my ass again. It’s trying to make me doubt that what I went through even counts. That I shouldn’t be talking about it because it […]

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Yes, I’m Still Watching: How ‘The Office’ Carried Me Through Infertility

Actually, yes, Netflix. I am still watching The Office. I’m still watching it now and I was still watching it every time you asked me during the two and half miserable years when we were trying and failing to have another baby. I couldn’t stop watching. When I was watching Michael stumbling and flailing about […]

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