Where have all the storks gone?

Where Have All the Storks Gone? A His and Hers Guide to Infertility by Chris and Michelle Miller

  Where Have All the Storks Gone? A His and Hers Guide to Infertility by Chris and Michelle Miller was published in September 2014, so it's hot off the press (almost). So what’s the book about?  Let’s check out the blurb… Where Have All the Storks Gone? offers a funny, yet touching view of infertility through the voice of a couple who has gone through it all. Moments of … More]

Will the scars fade?

Recurrent Miscarriage: Will the Scars Fade?

If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I have been floored more than once by surprise pregnancy announcements (okay, floored is an understatement, it was more like being floored and repeatedly punched in the heart for a series of days and nights after being given the news).  But next time someone made an announcement it would be different, because I was pregnant too (I … More]

Expect a Miracle

Pregnant (again)! Fifth Time Lucky?

So, it's been a while since I have written about me on my blog, but I have a good reason - I am pregnant again.  Let me fill you in on what's been happening... A sign and a positive test  Two days before we did a pregnancy test we were out for a day trip and visited a little garden cafe.  It's not somewhere we have ever been before, and it's not somewhere we may ever visit … More]

Barren Among the Fruitful

Barren Among the Fruitful by Amanda Hope Haley

I would like to thank Amanda Hope Haley, author of Barren Among the Fruitful for this post about herself and her latest book.  Amanda has even been kind enough to share part of the first chapter with Baby Hopeful readers. If I only had one word to describe myself, it would be hope. The Holy Spirit must have whispered that to my parents before I was born, because that’s what … More]

Babies, Birth and Prime Time Television

Babies, Birth and Prime Time Television

It amazes me at the moment how much of prime time television is filled with programs about birth and babies.  It's almost guaranteed that you could watch something about pregnant women and/or giving birth every night of the week: "One Born Every Minute", "In the Club", "Pregnant at 16", "She's going to have a Baby"...  Need I go on? And I'm pretty sure the other day I saw two in a … More]

May we all be happy

How Mindfulness Soothes ‘Red Alert’ by Sheila Bayliss

For this guest post I’d like to thank Sheila Bayliss, stress reduction coach and developer of Lollipop Wellbeing.  Connect with Sheila on Twitter @LollipopWB When I first learned about the 3 emotion systems, I wished I’d know about it earlier.   Having experienced several years of high stress and anxiety, I could see how this knowledge might have helped me navigate such a … More]

Blog Sharing is Caring

Blog Caring is Sharing: The Make Me Mommy Quest

I haven't done a "Blog Sharing is Caring" post for a long time.  There have been so many great new blogs started recently, that I thought it was about time I started sharing the love again. So , this post features a brand new blog, started in August 2014.  I definitely recommend you check them out: The "Make Me Mommy" Quest - TTC Number 1 I'm a 31-year-old happy wife to an … More]

Ever Upward

Ever Upward by Justine Brooks Froelker

Ever Upward: Overcoming the Lifelong Losses of Infertility to Own a Childfree Life is the debut book by mental health therapist and infertility advocate Justine Brooks Froelker. Justine contacted me recently and I was more than happy to help in promoting her new book on Baby Hopeful. So what's the book about?  Let's check out the blurb...  “When are you having kids?” “Why … More]

Sun, Sea, Sand and Space

Sun, Sea, Sand and Space

2014 has not been good to us so far!  The last few months have been tough.  Two miscarriages, more appointments, counseling and, oh yes, we're still watching all our friends and colleagues pop out their sprogs; announcing pregnancies and giving birth - many onto their second child since we have been trying!  I mean, two miscarriages in 6 months?  That's a pretty heavy weight for … More]

A New Plan

Protected: Update: A Break and Another New Plan

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Anxiety of Uncertainty

The Anxiety of Uncertainty by Sheila Bayliss

For this guest post I’d like to thank Sheila Bayliss, stress reduction coach and developer of Lollipop Wellbeing.  Connect with Sheila on Twitter @LollipopWB The Anxiety of Uncertainty When I was going through recurrent miscarriage, one of the most difficult aspects of my experience was the uncertainty about whether we would ever become parents. I’m pretty sure that the … More]

Make me mommy

Your Stories: Make Me a Mommy

I’d like to thank @makememommy for sharing her story in this guest post.  For reasons I totally understand, she would like to remain anonymous for now, but would love to hear from you if you want to chat or ask questions.  Click here to connect with @makememommy on Twitter. The start My husband and I have been married for almost 4 years and have been trying for a baby pretty … More]

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