Letting Go of a Dream Made my Dreams Come True

What do you do when the thing you have dreamed of the longest starts to look like it is never going to happen? Do you simply say ok and move on? Do you keep going full force to make it happen and invest energy, hope, faith, finances, time, and all of your emotions in it?…

Infertile Holidays & How to be Supportive

Empty arms and silent hallways are a constant ache in your heart when you are waiting for a baby. When the holidays hit, it's like your pain increases tenfold. When you are battling with infertility it is hard enough to survive the holidays, let alone actually enjoy them. Why do the holidays make it that much…

Christianity & IVF: The Alternative Protocol

How can you be a Christian and still have done IVF?  First, let me start by saying that my husband and I cling tightly to the Gospel. As a result, we believe that a life is not defined by capacity. We treasure ALL life: the unborn, individuals with special needs, the elderly, I think you…

“JUST” NOTHING by Spencer Radzanowski

"Just" is one of my least favorite words. I began to loathe it during my four year battle with secondary infertility when I constantly heard, "Do you JUST have the one child?" JUST. It rang in my ears and my soul; taunting me that what I had wasn't good enough. It screamed that I was…

A letter to my Fertile Friends

I want to share in your season of Motherhood, I just do not know how. We likely have shared other seasons of our lives quite seamlessly, which makes navigating this one all the more frustrating. I sometimes feel like I should pull away, because being close with you often leads to me feeling sorry for myself.  I am the forgotten toy that has been placed on a shelf, but it will only be when the dust finally settles, that I may realize I put myself there. 

The OTHER “Sex Talk”

Our society is completely backwards when it comes to talking about sex. Most of us have bought into the lie that it is completely okay to talk about it when it occurs OUTSIDE of marriage, yet when it occurs within the realms of how God created it, we think it is completely taboo to talk…

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Survivors Guilt: From the Mom who did NOT #webeatinfertility

You “survived” infertility, so now what? Infertility is ridiculously painful, and so you got through it by clinging to your fellow sisters, and forging incredibly close bonds over shared experiences. You know, those people who will never tell you to “Just relax” or ask you “Why don’t you have kids yet?” You felt heard, understood,…