6 Oct, 2016

Is Married Life Without Kids Fulfilling?

Someone asked me recently if married life without children could, indeed, be fulfilling.  She was anticipating that she might be in our shoes soon and wondered what it was really like. Well, I can say YES, we feel fortunate to say that our lives have been extremely fulfilling. I don't [...]

3 May, 2016

Letter To A Reader: Healing After Miscarriage

  (By Danny) To anyone experiencing miscarriage or loss... ----------- My Dear Friend, I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear this. As soon as I read your email my mind immediately went to the night we went out for dinner and first heard the news you were [...]

7 Oct, 2015

The Pros & Cons of IVF

So humbled to address today one of the most difficult/emotional decisions a woman ever has to make. And this decision sadly affects lots of women - too many of us. And based on many researchers, it will only affect more of us in the very near years ahead. I had [...]

9 Sep, 2015

We Three

I love Sila. A lot. It's such a joy to have her in our family. Does it make me think about having a baby? Yes. It does. I hold her and I love her and she wants to be near me every second. And of course I wonder what that [...]

17 Apr, 2015

When A Baby Passes

  (from Danny) I just learned of a friend's loss. A baby was born, and a short time later passed. There was hope and anticipation...now there is loss. Friends and family are coming together to support, to help, to strengthen, to love. My guess is loving and kind words are [...]

28 Jan, 2015

Infertile or Mother of 5

A Newborn. Twins. TWO Sets of Twins. Three Girls. Two Boys and a Girl. 5 Kids and One on the Way... For all of you who would like children and cannot have them, how does it feel on a daily basis as you see all your friends' growing families? Or [...]

19 Dec, 2014

Christmas Traditions for Our Little Family of Two

There are some Christmas traditions that I had been holding out for "when we had kids" as it just felt like overkill for two adults. For example, sending Christmas cards (I have never done it once! Not once!), or visiting Santa at ABC Carpet & Home (nope, never), or buying [...]

7 Jun, 2014

A Post IVF Detox…

Tomorrow morning we leave for the BEACH! This will be our first time on Ecuador's coast. We signed up for an 8 day retreat where we will do yoga, meditation, and a week long raw juice cleanse/detox. I'm both excited and scared. But mostly I'm thinking it should be amazing [...]

1 May, 2014

The Most Common Infertility Question in Ecuador

As we're down here in Ecuador getting settled and meeting new friends, Ecuadorians are often curious about what led us to decide to come to their beautiful country. They invariably ask us what we'll be working on here and if we have any children. When we explain that we don't [...]

28 Apr, 2014

A Collaborative Post on Cup of Jo

Today a collaborative post I did with Joanna Goddard is up on Cup of Jo. This is such an honor for me! I must say, I was so surprised when Joanna's name popped up in my inbox a few months ago. She wanted to interview me. She had read my [...]