Month: December 2015

Happy New Year!

Since the collage for Thanksgiving worked so well last month, we asked the ALI community once again for their words—this time for what they were looking forward to most in the new year! Whether 2015 was good or bad, hard or easy, it was clear by the responses of those who answered that all are looking toward […]

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Learning to Walk Again

At the beginning of October, a friend brought up the challenge of walking 30 miles in 14 days. I looked it over, saw other people’s enthusiasm at the challenge and thought, “Meh, I would rather be a shut-in.” A week prior, the anxiety and depression had been overwhelming. The girls and I were struggling through a developmental […]

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Happy Holidays!

Since all of us here at Rainbows & Unicorns are celebrating Christmas in some form or another, we do not have a “regular post” for today, Christmas Eve. (Check back with us on Monday for business as usual!) We do, however, have a fun treat for you that Holly put together to celebrate the occasion…   We […]

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Why Do I Talk About My Infertility?

I probably make a lot of people cringe on Facebook. Judging by how few Likes I get, much less actual comments, on posts I share or write about infertility, particularly egg donation, it seems most people just don’t know what to say. So they do the worst thing possible: they say nothing. It’s not like […]

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No, You Can’t Hold My Baby

Holidays are exciting enough on their own—the food, the giving and receiving of gifts, seeing family you perhaps haven’t seen in as long as half a year or more. Add a new baby to the mix, though, and the excitement builds. Especially if it’s the parents’ first child, or the grandparents’ first grandchild, or only […]

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A Day in the Life: Holly and O

The Rainbows & Unicorns team is exploring ideas for regular columns and thought it would be interesting to read about a day in the life of other parents. Some of us work outside the home, some of us are stay-at-home parents, and others fall somewhere in between. If you would like to share your Day in […]

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I Hope You Don’t Hear Us

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community on Twitter. I hope you don’t hear us fight after we put you in your crib. The screaming at the top of our lungs should wake you up, but I suppose the white noise machine has multiple uses. […]

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A Day in the Life: Lauren and Viva

The Rainbows & Unicorns team is exploring ideas for regular columns and thought it would be interesting to read about a day in the life of other parents. Some of us work outside the home, some of us are stay-at-home parents, and others fall somewhere in between. If you would like to share your Day in […]

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Art with the Littles, Vol. 2: Sensory Bottle

Author’s Disclaimer: Okay, before we dive into this, you have to promise me one thing: you aren’t allowed to laugh at my photography skills (or obvious lack thereof)! Promise? Okay, then let’s go! When we were TTC (before I was jaded and angry) and when I finally did get pregnant, I might have gotten a little overzealous […]

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Learning To Accept Help

In May, I purchased tickets for myself and my husband for a concert in October. I assumed we could take our son, K—who would be 14 months at the time of the concert—since I’ve taken him to every other event we’ve ever attended. When I called the venue to ask a question, however, I was rudely […]

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