Monthly Archives For July 2007

Let’s Roll Out the Virtual Red Carpet

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A big thank you to Bea and all who have taken the time to organize and promote the Second International Infertility Film Festival. As a complete novice in this medium, it’s clear looking at my end result that Martin&hellip

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Any Idea How to Exorcise Annoying Thoughts?

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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&hellip

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Pregnancy Magnet?

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Have you ever noticed how when you’re highly attuned to a subject that you can’t seem to get away from it – much as you might want to? For me that ranges from my intense&hellip

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

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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&hellip

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post traumatic growth

Surviving and Expanding Our Thinking

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Note: This particular post came together after reading Ann’s question on my last entry and Karen’s insights into what it means to be a survivor — originally prompted by a post on Schatzi’s site. Phew.&hellip

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

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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,&hellip

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How Did We Know We Were Done?

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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&hellip

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If You Make It, Please Do a Good Job Parenting

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The past week vacationing near a lake has been a test of my patience for stranger’s children. Yes, kids get excited and super-charged by long summer days and too much ice cream. Yes, they should&hellip

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Our Brother’s Children

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I satisfy my craving to know what our children might have been like during extended visits with my two nieces and two nephews. We have a set on either side of the family. Our connections&hellip

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