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.

  • Birth with an audienceMarch 28, 2015 Birth with an audience Women in my city often talk trash about delivering at the local teaching hospital. Here's why you shouldn't think twice about giving birth with a room full of onlookers.
  • The Bra Lady Gives AdviceNovember 19, 2012 The Bra Lady Gives Advice Before tossing out random advice to people you don't know, consider the fact that not everyone can conceive babies in a heartbeat. A little sensitivity goes a long way.
  • Crockpot or MicrowaveAugust 4, 2012 Crockpot or Microwave I foolishly fell victim to a dangerous line of thinking: that I'd be lucky enough to deliver before my due date. I should know better.
  • I am no patience role modelJuly 24, 2011 I am no patience role model I asked my five-year-old nephew to be patient; that was when he let it slip that I was my sister's Cautionary Tale.
  • “But that’s the fun part, right?”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.