Love and Marriage

Cheap Dress, Cheap Rings, and the Mispronunciation of My Name

While living in Florida during my younger and much cuter years, I met my future husband in the fifth grade and immediately thought he was dorky. He waved his hands to classical music after lunch, wore turtlenecks almost every day, and kept his hair swooped to the side. However, by the sixth grade, cupid hit… Continue reading Cheap Dress, Cheap Rings, and the Mispronunciation of My Name

Love and Marriage

Infertility and Miscarriage: A Letter to My Husband

Every so often I receive emails and messages from women all over the world with stories like mine...and yours. Just recently I received this message from someone who not only knows the pain of infertility, and the pain of a miscarriage, but also the pain of how it can impact our marriages in a negative… Continue reading Infertility and Miscarriage: A Letter to My Husband

Love and Marriage, Waiting for Baby Bird

If Not For Me, Do It For Him

“If not for me, do it for him." That's all I could cry out in my desperation as I could barely catch my breath while pressing my forehead to the wall of our shower one late summer evening after hearing the news of a friend’s pregnancy. Infertility is so hard and after nearly six years… Continue reading If Not For Me, Do It For Him

Love and Marriage

Preserving Your Marriage while Building Your Family

Infertility is hard. Especially on your marriage. Timed intercourse, discussion on whether to start (or stop) fertility treatments, how much money to spend on said treatments, lack of communication, and even feelings of inadequacy can really wreak havoc on a marriage. This is why I have asked Dr Carol-Peters Tanksley to guest post for me… Continue reading Preserving Your Marriage while Building Your Family

Love and Marriage, Waiting for Baby Bird

Q & A: The Infertility Husband Tells All

Recently, at one of my infertility support group meetings (The Nest), my husband braved a room full of hormonal and emotionally charged women to answer any and all of their questions.  He opened up his heart as he shared the good, the bad, and the ugly side of infertility from a husband's perspective.  We laughed,… Continue reading Q & A: The Infertility Husband Tells All