Backsliding Away…

(hummed to Simon and Garfunkel song, Slip Sliding Away) …You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re backsliding away… Yep. I’m a miserable wanker (to use the Irish slang). I’ve been harboring disingenuous feelings. It was Sara-P and Ms. Infertile who made me realize what a poser I’ve been of late.  If people had been able to read my […]

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Guest Post: Mother_Of_None’s Last Embryo Transfer

 This Guest Post comes from a regular reader, Mother_Of_None, who asked if I would consider a guest post to mark her final RE intervention, a frozen embryo transfer. She hopes that it will resonate. It certainly did for me. The dismay and defeated feeling she describes are completely understandable since it accompanies her last tangible attempt at pregnancy. My heart […]

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How Long Do I Have to Grin and Bear It?

We’ve given each other some hard lessons lately But we ain’t learnin’ We’re the same sad story that’s a fact One step up and two steps back Those of you Bruce Springsteen fans will remember his haunting melody and lyrics.  That’s the song that started playing through my head during a random encounter Sunday. It was a beautiful, sunny autumn […]

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The Year of Radical Thinking

I had fun creating a play on the book title, The Year of Magical Thinking. Did you know that search engines can deliver on queries like “ words ending in ‘cal‘ “? That just amazes me. So much to choose from here: egotistical; cynical; atypical; skeptical; logical (as if); hysterical (more like it)… A close second was “The Year of […]

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The Envy Factor

While I don’t gnash my teeth quite the way I once did even a few months ago in response to new baby announcements, a new emotion has taken hold: ENVY. According to one definition, “envy occurs when a person lacks another’s superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.” Well, that about […]

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