Tag Archive for Grief

Anna Writes – Guest Blog

Anna’s story is particularly frustrating, after experiencing recurrent miscarriages; her tests came back with a rare chromosomal deficiency as well as lupus.  Anna is a fellow writer releasing her first novel ‘Killing Hapless Annie’ in 2016.  She is also a mother of three boys. Thank you for sharing your story. When you first start trying for a baby, perhaps it… Read more →

Parent Memories – Guest Blog

I’m pleased to introduce a new blogger and tweeter @ParentMemories who is candidly opening up on her own experience with miscarriage as a way of expressing her feelings.  She is another courageous woman opening up and sharing her story to lift the lid on infertility. No, not ‘everything happens for a reason’ That’s what well-meaning people say when they don’t know… Read more →

Living a Child’full’ life – the ‘Ever Upward’ Story

This weekend I read ‘Ever Upward’ by Justine Brooks Froelker, a woman has bravely suffered the pain of infertility. Justine’s own story is different to mine, yet much of what she writes resonated closely with the feelings and emotions I had experienced. At times I felt she was truly talking to me as she captures the pain and misfortune associated… Read more →

How to kill a conversation…

There is a certain kind of awkwardness that sometimes arises in conversations when asked whether I have children – a family. ‘I am married’, is my standard response, hoping this closes off further enquiry. Nonetheless, many will continue to probe, asking: ‘kids?’ Of course there is nothing truly intrusive with this question. A simple ‘no’ and moving onto a new… Read more →

Stopping the Race

This week has been a little rougher than most, testing my fragility and my ultimate quest to be optimistic. It made me reflect on how I feel about my own situation and my strength to keep going. As a women struggling with fertility, I have moments where I struggle to breathe with the thought that my quest to become a mother may never… Read more →

Dancing in the Rain

One lesson I have learned through this very challenging journey is that life doesn’t stop; you cannot plan for something you have no control over.   Initially when we started trying to conceive I would plan my year around when I expected a pregnancy or even planned due dates. Holidays were scheduled with the third trimester pregnancy in mind, and… Read more →