About this blog


My blog started in 2011 when I was in the thick of trying to get pregnant. I was sick of the unsolicited things people were saying to me when they heard we were trying (and failing) to get pregnant. Nearly all of these clichés and “reassurances” are anything but reassuring. For me, they we infuriating. And I needed a platform to vent.

As we went through treatment, I blogged about the crappy stuff that goes along with trying, and failing, to get pregnant. Inseminations, pills, stirrups, shots in the ass, shots in the belly, more pills, pregnancy tests, medical procedures, in vitro fertilization… you get the drift. And of course, the happy parts when things go well are covered too. Those are pretty awesome.

Now I’m a parent, which means I’ve got some fun parenting stories to share as well. Some opinions on random topics. Occasionally I do an awesome DIY project and share that here, too. Good stuff happens, bad stuff happens… and I share it.

Sometimes I’m just venting, but other times I like to research the hell out of a topic and present my point of view. I’m a dork. #sorrynotsorry

If you have a loved one going through infertility — and in this day and age, I’d say that’s a lot of folks — this blog may help so you don’t put your foot squarely in your mouth (read my posts from June to December 2011). Hopefully I help avoid an embarrassing situation or two.

As my favorite female comedian, Raleigh Weld, once said, “It’s not as easy as unwed teenagers make it look.” Very true.

If you like reading the thoughts of a random Iowa mom, well then this is right up your alley. 

I’d be remiss if I didn’t include a warning: I’m not the same person now that I was in 2011. Having children changes you. In the interest of helping others, I left my infertility posts up on the blog, but they’re pretty angry. They don’t reflect how I feel or think now. None of us would want to be judged by how we behaved during our darkest days. So keep that in mind as you read the old stuff, okay? 

Thanks for reading!



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