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The Empty Chair

Pregnant together, they had dreams. Throwing each others baby showers. Maternity leave together. It went deep into life. Their kids would be best friends like they were best friends. Kindergarten together. Driving at the same time. College roommates just like their parents. More generations of best friends. They could see the movie playing out in […]

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To the Woman About To Announce Her Pregnancy

To the woman about to announce her pregnancy, Congratulations! Above anything else you read in this letter, please know that we are thrilled for your news! The baby you are carrying is a miracle. We could not be happier for you. That being said, we find ourselves incredibly saddened and jealous. You see, every day […]

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Understanding Fertility At the Hormonal Level

I am very excited to introduce you to our new friends! Pearl Fertility is a company that you need to know if you are trying to understand your cycle! They are based in Germany but are passionate about serving women worldwide! You can learn more about them here: https://www.pearl-fertility.com Most fertility awareness methods are based on […]

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Marriage is Hard Work

The acknowledgement that work needs to be done in our marriages often comes like that late night collegiate realization that your final project is due in six hours and you don't know what you're going to do it on. Your project partner was assigned half of the to-do list; but you haven't even spoken about […]

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Encouragement To Wives From A Husband

Dear Wives: Our culture does an excellent job of painting husbands in a negative light. Fat, drunk, stupid, incompetent, insensitive, lazy and rude. Think of husbands from The Simpsons, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Modern Family and countless other shows. Idiots. All of them. They show little-to-no-love to their wife, and they are insensitive and […]

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Emotional Duck Dives

Years ago, at the base of the Santa Cruz foothills, I fastened the surfboard tie around my ankle. Waves crashed in front of me as my heart skipped out of my chest.  The surf instructor began to speak. Following his lead, I stood on top of the surfboard, which was still resting in the sand. […]

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It is...You Are Not

Let me tell you something I feel strongly about: I don’t want people to own or label themselves with what they struggle with. I completely understand why people take ownership; however, I want to protect people from the dangers of that mistake. Look at the contrast between the following statements:  “I am depressed” in comparison […]

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Fertile People Say Stupid Things

Infertility robs you of your self-esteem. It sabotages your sex life. It steals joy. It promotes loneliness and isolation. That's all without the members of the peanut gallery opening their mouths. Then they do. Sucking out more of your self-esteem. Killing more joy. Making you want to isolate even more. “Are you ever going to […]

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How to Support Those Waiting to Be Parents on Mother’s Day

If you leave your home on Mother’s Day, you are most likely going to encounter a handful of couples who wish they could crawl in a hole rather than strategically dodge the landmines of  painful triggers reminding them that they haven’t yet entered the club of parenthood. 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility and […]

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A Childless Mother's Day

Alright, ladies! It’s May, and that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I know, you just survived the perfect family photos displayed for your torture of fertile-families all adorned in their Easter best. Ready or not, it’s almost time for Mother’s Day. Time is not our friend when it comes to this dreadful […]

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