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…

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,…

Men Are Like Waffles

“Gracie (that’s my nickname), men are like waffles and women…well, women are like spaghetti…” It was an early Saturday morning years ago when I sat across from my dad at a local coffee shop diner listening to him ramble about this new book he had read called, “Men Are Like Waffles and Women Are Like…

12 Fun Ways to Wow Your Husband

Confession time. Ladies, after almost ten years of marriage, I have hit a slump. I no longer remember the “little” anniversary’s…you know…the day we first rekindled our old love affair from the 6th grade, or the night of our first date, or even the moment he proposed.  I have even stopped buying Valentine’s Day cards. …

15 New Ways to Date Your Spouse

Planning a fun date night isn’t always as easy as it sounds–especially when you feel like you’ve been there, done that. So if you are like me and tired of the same ol’ same ol’, check out my list for some great date ideas to spice things up. 1.  Movie Theme Night If you’re in…

To My Fellow Infertility Wives…

Whew girl! This.is.exhausting. Am I right? It is not for the faint of heart. Because this journey through infertility isn’t easy. It’s overwhelming. It’s scary. It’s stressful! Goodness it’s stressful with all of the charting, the timing, and the planning for “intimate rendezvous” that isn’t so…well, intimate anymore. Because maybe it’s gotten more mechanical? It’s…