Monthly Archives For February 2009

Aha! The Origins of “Just Relax”

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You may recall me mentioning a book called Infertility Around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender and Reproductive Technologies. While it’s not exactly light reading (though academic tomes rarely are), it contains some intriguing&hellip

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What Bristol Palin And I Have in Common

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An anvil dropping on my head — that approximates the combined effect of a Salon article about Bristol Palin’s suprisingly blunt assessment of unintended motherhood magnified by the equally thought-provoking comments readers left on my&hellip

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A Few Weeks Past Due…

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…no, No, NO!!! Not that overdue. Seriously people, how long have you been reading this blog? Still barren as ever, but looking pretty fine these days if I do say so myself. L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis&hellip

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Can We Find Another Scapegoat?

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I think it’s high times we found a new catch-all scapegoat for infertility. I’m getting seriously bored with the now specious “feminisim killed my chance at motherhood” argument. Knowledge about the ticking female biological clock&hellip

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As a Mom

Bad Girls of Infertility Land

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There’s a scene in the movie The Commitments (one of my favorites) when a rag-tag group of would-be down on their luck Irish musicians decide they need a touchstone to help them connect with their&hellip

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Dreamer or Masochist? You Decide

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The calendar doesn’t lie. It’s my two year blogoversary. A pomegranate-infused martini or other adult beverage anyone? I’m pouring. So…hundreds of posts, a book manuscript, a BlogHer panel, a New York Times feature article and&hellip

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MABI – The Opposite of Momzilla

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Women who become Mothers After Battling Infertility (MABIs) intrigue me. While I have not a clue what it’s like to walk in their shoes, they’re the closest proxy to what I might have been like&hellip

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