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.

  • In My Tenth WeekJanuary 10, 2014 In My Tenth Week I admit it -- I've been cheating a little bit. When folks ask me how pregnant I am, I pad the number just a teeny weeny bit. I'm not lying. Just bending the rules a little.
  • InsensitivitySeptember 5, 2012 Insensitivity A stop at a roadside convenience store got me thinking: how many times have I unknowingly been insensitive to the needs of new (or experienced) moms around me?
  • Transfer DayNovember 21, 2013 Transfer Day My transfer day did not start off well. My plan to recreate December 9, 2011 didn't work out. But things started looking up when we got some surprising and wonderful news from the embryologist.
  • All by myselfSeptember 27, 2014 All by myself I was terrified to handle both kids by myself when my husband went out of town. Like most things, it's a whole lot of trial and error. Mostly error.
  • She’s Let Herself GoSeptember 30, 2012 She’s Let Herself Go We've all seen them: new mothers who look like crap in public. I pitied them, thinking they should really take more time for themselves. What the hell was I thinking?