Today’s writing prompt felt like it needed to be shared. What if you stopped asking permission to be yourself and stopped apologizing for who that person is? ~~~ Chin up. Chill out. Calm down. You’re so intense. Don’t be so dramatic. The messages from life, society and sometimes, even people I love. Sometimes meant to …

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A survey to… gather information. give the shamed silenced a voice. start and continue an important conversation in our world. educate. continue the love of ever upward. For the possibilities of defining, speaking, educating and embracing fertility compassion. So far the results are incredible and heartbreaking and important and my light. To which I am …

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The light blinded out the shame. The light shined so brightly that I found another piece of my clarity. My light sparked just a bit more brilliantly. All ignited by two simple conversations with my 8 year old nephew. Dogs aren’t kids? Earlier in our visit my nephew heard me call the dogs my babies. To …

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Dear Bobbie, An apology. First an apology. I was fully prepared to walk away from your interview yesterday with Kathie Lee and Hoda feeling shamed and frustrated. Let me explain. As someone who has struggled through infertility and IVF, survived and is thriving thereafter, I feel not so alone when a celebrity comes forward with …

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My friend and fellow warrior over at Rejoice, Beloved reblogged one of my posts and in a comment she wrote she led me to more clarity. She pointed me in the direction of Isaiah 54, and in those words of scripture I found another piece of my soul. Isaiah Sing, childless woman, you who have never …

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Amy Klein‘s post You’ve Done Everything You Can for the New York Times was the first spark I needed to write something about our enoughs. Our everythings. Then I wrote Our Infertility Rap Sheets, even though I was scared to death of putting it out there. But, the feedback I received was the second spark I …

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