I originally wrote this piece for another outlet but received the official rejection for that yesterday. When one door closes you open another. I am beyond thankful to HuffPost Parents for their continued support of Ever Upward ~~~ When Your Child Asks Why I Don’t Have Kids At 3 he asked his mom, “Why don’t …

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I am a numbers person. No, not the add, subtract, divide and multiply numbers kind of person (just ask my accountant husband). The kind of numbers person who remembers dates, phone numbers and birthdays pretty well and for a very long time. I have clients’ phone numbers committed to memory, for no reason, as I …

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Had our IVF worked with our surrogate Michelle, I would have gotten to be in the delivery room to see our babies be born. But that was never my path to experience. I sincerely thought the only births I would ever see would be the ones in that terrible 5th grade sex education class we …

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