I recently met Dara Tarkowski, a fellow infertility graduate and co-founder of Sharp Mamas.
Sharp Mamas is a unique concierge service.
Their mission is “to provide mommies, daddies, grandparents, nannies, aunts, uncles, and anyone and everyone caring for your little one(s) a practical and comprehensive education and to provide all types of maternity concierge services. [...]
I am in the process of adding an InFertility 101 page to my website! This post is my first resource!
When you are new to the world of infertility, especially discussion boards and blogs, this language of abbreviations can be confusing!
Here is a cheat sheet! (Don’t worry I was clueless at first too, LOL [...]
As a year closes and we welcome in a new year, I like to re-evaluate my goals, dreams, and resolutions…
I like to look at this quote calendar I have on my fridge every morning. The last quote from December 2012 really resonates with me; here it is:
“your journey has molded
you for [...]
Wow this post couldn’t come at a better time! I am still new to this whole motherhood thing. I was so excited about the idea of being a mom, while at the same time scared shitless. Now that I am a mom of a toddler, I feel like I have a [...]
As the holidays approach each year, it’s a time to think about all the things (small and big) we are thankful for! Sometimes when we are going through a rough patch in our day or in our life, it helps to think about the wonderful things we DO have instead of focusing on the things [...]
I am a firm believer in karma, you know… in doing a good deed and one will come back to you! From Wikipedia: Karma is the universal principle of cause and effect. Our actions, both good and bad, come back to us in the future, helping us to learn from life’s lessons and become better [...]
When I heard I was going to have to get shots in my behind, I was a little weary, the thought didn’t sound enjoyable. When I heard the SIZE of the needle, it definitely sent a chill down my spine!! Often times during infertility treatments, especially after the retrieval surgery, you have to do some [...]
Everyday started to feel like that movie Groundhog Day, the same thing over and over. At 6am the alarm would go off, I would get ready, and head to my RE’s office to get bloodwork or an ultrasound or BOTH, and then wait for the results. Around 3pm, I would get a call from my [...]
This article sparked me to change my career path, it was a powerful article and I wanted to share it:
An excerpt from the article:
Because no one wants to discuss infertility, “nothing gets done about it,” says Lindsay Beck, founder of Fertile Hope, a program that [...]
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