Lessons Learned From Infertility

I told God if waiting for kids is part of our story, I want to get the most out of. I want to allow Him to transform me during this time. I do not want to waste my wait. I thought I would share some of the lessons I’ve learned and relearned while Living in the Wait.…

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8 Ways to Be Your Own Advocate – Part 2

Today, let’s get tactical + practical about advocating to make it happen in your own life. I included eight points I’ve learned along the way, but know there are many others. This list is not exclusive, so what else would you add? Get caught up by reading – Why’s It’s Important to Be Your Own Advocate –…

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Medical Update

I know I have not talked about the medical part of our journey very much, but a few weeks ago we had another doctor appointment and the timing felt right to share more. My hope is that it will help others dealing with infertility, especially unexplained, and provide valuable information. So much of what I’ve…

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Noticed on Mother’s Day

I see you. Head cast down with slumped and shaking shoulders. Every emotion known to mankind written on your beautiful face. I feel your heartache, frustration and disappointment. I feel your tears and wish nothing more for them to be tears of joy. I feel all the hopelessness and anger bubbling beneath the surface. I…

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National Infertility Awareness Week

When I started thinking about National Infertility Awareness Week, this phrase came to mind, “SomeoNe Is Always Waiting”. This simple statement packs a powerful punch and to me, is synonymous with the purpose of this week. With 1 in 8 couples struggling to conceive, it means there are many people waiting… Waiting for: Doctor appointments…

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Infertility is…

Doing all the “right” things, but not getting results A monthly punch in the gut when your period comes Lonely Extremely frustrating Changing me to be more transparent and vulnerable Difficult on a marriage, family and friends Waiting… and waiting… and waiting… and waiting… A roller coaster of emotions hoping and praying this is the…

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Knowing Which Way to Go

I have struggled to make decisions my entire life. When I was not sure what to do about something, others would say, “Follow your heart” and my reply would be, “I can’t hear my heart.” I have done rock, paper, scissors over the phone with my mom to make decisions. You get the idea; I…

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