You are not alone! According to research done by the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 8 couples will have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. That's the same percentage of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society.
At the time, I didn't realize how many women struggled with infertility. No one talked about it. It wasn't until after we'd had our children that we realized how many others had gone through this struggle before us. That is why I want to share my story. I want women who are struggling with infertility to know that you are not alone! And I want women who don't struggle with infertility to be sensitive to the possibility that a dear friend or relative might be facing fertility challenges.
This past Monday, one of my Rooted Sisters and I had a discussion about priorities. When you feel like everything needs your attention and you are spinning out of control, where do you start? I'll spare you the details and the bottle of red wine it took us to get there and jump directly to… Continue reading Stop and smell the tulips
Today is International Women's Day. A day to celebrate being a woman and push for gender parity around the world. Or, if you believe your Apple Watch this morning, it is a day to burn twice as many calories as normal. The theme for International Women's Day this year is #PressForProgress, urging women to continue the… Continue reading International Women’s Day
I don't enjoy writing. That's a good start to a blog, right? But it's true. I agonize over writing. I plan, I edit, I edit some more and then some more. I have to set aside a large swath of time just to write the simplest of memos. Writing has always seemed like a chore… Continue reading Why am I here?