UNSPOKEN SADDNESS Sometimes Mother’s Day/Father’s Day is a sad reminder of a difficult childhood. While other people are celebrating their mother or father, some people can only rememberhow difficult it was growing up in their household. Mothers who were jealous or mean, who put then down, gaslighted making you feel like you were crazy. Or […]
Sharing and Talking To Your Children About Their Beginnings Years ago, your journey to parenthood was long and difficult, but now you have your beloved child. This child did not come into the world the way you anticipated, but with the help of a donor. Whether you used a sperm, egg, or embryo donor, it […]
I saw a T-shirt today that got me thinking. The T-shirt read: “I’m sorry I’m late. I really didn’t want to come.” This got me thinking about all of the women and men who are trying to get pregnant and will be going to holiday get-togethers (yesterday included). Lots of children will be running around and […]
That’s right, compassion for yourself. Sure you’ve got compassion for friends and family. You’re the first one your friends reach out to to talk about their problems. They know you’ll be warm, understanding and nonjudgmental. So, what stops you from treating yourself kindly as you go through the trauma of infertility?