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]

Trust the Doctors?

Trust the Doctors?

Trust When we first started experiencing fertility problems I trusted the Doctors. Their advice seemed reasonable and I assumed that they must know what they were talking about. My first problem really was to do with my cycles and AFs. They were never quite "right". I'd start spotting up to 9 days before AF and was convinced that it wasn't normal. After numerous tests that … More]

A True Friend of an Infertile

A True Friend of an Infertile

I was perusing my old blog posts recently and realised I write an awful lot about people who say the wrong things to infertiles.  But what about the people who say the right things?  The friends who shine through despite my complaining, moaning, ranting, blubbing and snotting over them for the umpteeth time. The good, the bad and the infertile In the last couple of years I … More]

Will that be me?

Will That Be Me?

Stories of hope Whenever we have told friends and family about our miscarriages (take your pick as to which one) they always barrage us with stories of hope. The story of their neighbour who had 9 miscarriages and then had two children, or their cousin who had 10 miscarriages then had fifteen children one after the other. Okay, so the last one was exaggerated, but I'm sure you've … More]

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