When the pursuit of dreams looks anything but dreamy

   Yesterday, I took Leyla to the park.  She laughed and played, and occasionally asked for my help, which I gently refused.  There were two other moms there. They were cute. They did planks and squats while their children ran around. While they weren't all made up ... Their hair was neatly pulled back and

How I really feel about Mother’s Day, now that it’s finally almost over

   I have been waiting for a month to feel inspired to write about Mother's Day.  It's now 10 pm tonight on Mother's Day, and honestly ... I still don't feel inspired.  I joined Sarah Philpott's #HonorAllMoks campaign. (Click here for Sarah's blog.) It's a brilliant campaign, and I wanted to help. But I still didn't

The real definition of infertility

    Recently, we had National Infertility Awareness Week.  Maybe you are wondering why we need an awareness week for infertility? After all, don't most people understand that infertility exists? Yes, of course. And yet infertility is much more prevalent and insipid than most of us are taught. Did you know that 1 in every

Why “<3" will never be enough

        Have you ever had a hurt that just hurt too much to bear on your own?   Today, that was me. I was up at 3 am, hurting, and felt alone.   I searched Facebook. Where I can post and get support without feeling shame for being so emotional? After all,

When Christmas is hard

    A thought keeps running through my mind.  "I wish holiday stress was just about getting the right gifts, hosting family, and managing a full schedule of parties and commitments. Anything but THIS." I don't know what your THIS is. In the past, our THIS has been the worry of premature birth and a traumatic