Tag Archive for Life Choices

One and Done?

“So when are you starting on number two?” Yes really, I am already being asked that question. My son is just under four months old, and already I’ve encountered the rush to add another sibling to our new family of three. My response… “You have heard about my struggles with fertility right? You know I wrote a book about it?”… Read more →

Tis the Season

Does the festive season reinforce your struggles with fertility and the lack of options when it comes to starting a family? Sometimes it really hurts. Over time I have seen many babies born and throughout the years I have observed them develop into toddlers and young children. I have watched their development as little people from afar, and yet I… Read more →

The Fertility Traffic Jam

In many ways ‘trying to conceive’ and challenges around fertility are like driving through peak hour traffic. How you say? Just hear me out . . . Sometimes you get lucky. Regardless of the time of day, you reach your destination with no traffic jams or obstruction; it’s just a smooth and tranquil drive, and you arrive according to plan. Unfortunately,… Read more →

Inconceivable

Most romance novels are generally light, feel-good reads with the ultimate happy ending.  But what if they were to also touch on a delicate and topical subject, such as infertility?   Inconceivable, a first novel by Tegan Wren was a truly enjoyed this wonderful and engaging read, and I’m so honoured to have read a copy prior to its release. At first it could be misinterpreted as a… Read more →

Everyone is Talking about Mark Zuckerberg

This week I read several articles featuring Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and founder of Facebook). He and his wife are pregnant! However, they have also experienced the loss and anguish of multiple miscarriages.  He bravely made a very public statement about their losses and the pain that they went through on their fertility journey.   It is wonderful to hear that… Read more →

Advice to Myself

Now reaching my fourth year of trying to conceive and still no child to show for it. This has been an incredibly heart-breaking journey, one which I am starting to feel that we will never reach the destination we had hoped for. I look around and many of my friends and family now have toddlers, even school-age children, and I still wait… Read more →