When something sucks, you’ve got to laugh about it.
Seriously. Laughter, making fun of it, making fun of yourself, and seeing the funny side is the best coping mechanism there is.
Which is how this blog came to be, created by the wonderful and talented Rob after a half-hearted mention of the topic on my Facebook.
My Status: “I should write a book: ‘What to Say When Your Loved One Can’t Get Knocked Up: Cliches and Insensitive Words to Avoid.’ It’s amazing how many people say exactly the wrong thing. 🙂 Their hearts are in the right place though.”
So my buddy Rob up and made me a blog so I could vent what I am thinking. I’ll elaborate on the many inappropriate, insensitive things that people say to women who are struggling to get pregnant.
Yes, I understand that this may not go over well with everyone. But it’s okay. This blog’s audience is not “everyone.” It’s women who are going through this themselves… who’ve been there.
In most cases though, it’s better to say nothing. Better to say you’re sorry, and ask if there’s anything you can do to help. And hopefully my blog will explain why.
Why stop now? Keep reading, friend.
- July 27, 2011 “But that’s the fun part, right?” Pfft. It's only fun if you're not really trying. But as soon as you cross that line between "casually trying" and "seriously trying," the fun gets sucked right out of it.
- June 23, 2014 Like a kid at Christmas We didn't find out Peanut's gender before she was born, and we don't know Squeak's either. Here's why you should do the same.
- April 10, 2013 No offense, it’s just not my thing. A random woman on a Facebook forum's distaste for fertility drugs made me really angry. I think it's because infertility is no one's "thing."
- December 22, 2011 Not a BFP. More like an LTP. Being pregnant is an absolute. You either are, or you're not. Right? That's what I always thought, but like many things in this dog-and-pony show, I am learning as I go.
- November 23, 2011 My most humiliating infertility moment You can take the girl out of the city, but no matter where I go, infertility consumes most of my waking-hour thoughts. Recently, I experienced the WORST embarrassing moment yet in my infertility journey. It's going to haunt me for life.