What if?

April 23, 2010

What if I hadn’t ended up with the children I have? The thought is an unsettling one. The adoption road is multi-forked with countless paths not taken. Indeed, all of one’s life is (each time you choose one thing you forgo the other things), but adoption tends to make a family especially aware of untrod […]

My watershed moment: the breakthrough I needed to become a mom

April 20, 2010

I’m re-running a post from my archives that I found during my move. If you are in the throes of infertility, this one’s for you. ~~~~~ October, 2000. I am on the therapist’s table. She leads me to a relaxed state of deeper consciousness. She asks me to look at my shoes. I do. They […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Warmer than the Warmest Sunshine

September 7, 2009

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than about creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. We gather here once a week to engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join. Details on how to participate are at […]

Book Tour: The Land of IF

June 29, 2009

Like so many others, I am excited to have read and to discuss Navigating the Land of IF: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options as this selection of the Barren Bi+ches Book Brigade. Why? Two reasons. One: the author is my friend Melissa Ford; and Two: it’s a damn good book. My exile on the […]