Month: October 2015

Happy Halloween! / At Least I Tried

We are happy to showcase just a few of the adorable Rainbows and Unicorns in our community this Halloween. For many, it is their first Halloween and the beginning of a holiday season that is loaded with hopes and expectations. Personally, I am hoping that we all are able to enjoy whatever life is throwing […]

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Defining the Stork

This is the second installment in a series by author Kendra on her experience as a surrogate. Please see below for the first installment(s): Part I: The Stork Theory: An Introduction As I write this post, Facebook is reminding me that one year ago today was the IVF transfer date for my surrogacy. So much has happened in […]

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The Light of My Life

They say it goes by fast. I smile and look down at the giant baby—an almost-toddler—in my arms. You don’t say!  One of the strangest things about being a parent after reproductive trauma is adjusting to a new space–time continuum. When you’re in the thick of pregnancy loss and infertility, time slows down to a […]

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Letting Go of the Guilt

There’s a lot of guilt that comes along with parenting a child. There’s guilt about how you feed your baby, how you diaper your baby, how your baby sleeps, what your baby wears, even how you transport your baby. In fact, anything about your baby can lead you down a long path to feeling guilty, especially when you […]

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Sharing Stories

My husband always laughs about how I retell events: they are not a basic frame of starting from point A and ending at point B, but rather a rich labyrinthine web of intrigue that could just be about a trip to the supermarket. He jokingly calls them “Sarah Truths” as they’re not lies, as such; […]

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Check Her Sperm Count

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community. Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate the efforts of the Maryland State Legislature in passing the new IVF equality law. If you’re not familiar with the legislation, the intent of the law was to guarantee equality when it […]

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Wear All the Babies

International Babywearing Week, an annual outreach event sponsored by Babywearing International and hosted from October 4-10, is “a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for, and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing.” Find out more on Babywearing International’s website. My friend gave her Moby wrap to me when I was pregnant. I thought […]

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Backwards

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community on Twitter. “I bet you’ll get pregnant now.” Those six words, most of the time spoken jokingly, stung like a hot poker in my gut. They were said more times than I can count, by more people than I […]

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