Any Idea How to Exorcise Annoying Thoughts?

Confession time. I’m grateful that I have a full time job but not for the usual reasons. Yes, it helps to cover our operating expenses, provides some personal satisfaction and ensures that I’ll have something to live on in my retirement years, but my job may — more importantly — be responsible for keeping my sanity (nearly) intact. Seriously, the […]

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Does the Irony Ever End? No, I Didn’t Think So

I’m planning a Thelma and Louise-like adventure with a friend of mine this weekend — complete with a convertible. She’s also childfree. Oh, how wonderful it is to have those in our lives who make us feel “normal” in an otherwise abnormal world. This “Louise” friend of mine is an amazing woman. She’s traveled the world and been fearless in […]

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New Study: Men Suffer, Too; Online Support Beneficial for Couples

We all know that men are socialized to be tough guys. For the most part, they are less emotionally volatile than women — especially those shot up with extra hormones. A recently released study, however, caught my eye. It showed that men suffer psychologically, too, as they come to terms with infertility. Some 256 men from the Copenhagen Multi-Centre Psychosocial […]

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How Did We Know We Were Done?

Sometimes I’m asked why we stopped pursuing fertility treatment. For those looking for easy answers you won’t find them here. There was no epiphany, no dramatic denouement. We were not driven there by a deadline or a master plan or even an entirely drained bank account.  (Even today, resisting the ever-beckoning siren song of the fertility industry’s latest advancements has […]

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