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Mary Wong has been in practice for more than 20 years helping thousands of couples conceive. She is the founder of ALIVE Holistic Health Clinic and was an expert panel advisor to the Canadian government on infertility and adoption (where the province of Ontario funds IUI cycles and 1 IVF as a result amongst other…

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Lisa Manterfield is the creator of LifeWithoutBaby.com, the online community that provides resources, community, compassion, and support to women facing a life without children. She is the author of Life Without Baby: Surviving and Thriving When Motherhood Doesn’t Happen and the award-winning memoir I’m Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to…

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Today I am dedicating my blog to National Infertility Awareness Week and to the launch of Justine Brooks Froelker’s latest book The Mother of Second Chances, based on her blog Ever Upward releasing on April 17th. For five weeks 24 amazing women will share their stories of infertility and loss as part of this incredible…

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Cheers, dear readers, I have mentioned at various times here at our humble blog that grief is not linear, and it can hit you sideways when you least suspect it. Grief also has no time limit. When we suffer a loss, that is exactly what it is – a LOSS that can never be returned….

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Cheers, dear readers, Recently I’ve been writing about a concept known as Emotional Labor. And now that the concept is at the forefront of my mind, I see it everywhere. It’s like when you buy a purple car, and then you start seeing them everywhere on the road. Where did they all come from? I…

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Hi Internets! Eric here, and I thought this week I’d share an interesting conversation that came up. Not long ago, an acquaintance of mine was surprised to find out that Cathy and I write a blog for an infertility hospital because, as he put it, “But you couldn’t have kids.” Um, yes, I do realize…

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Cheers, dear readers, Hello wonderful community! I received some great feedback from last week’s post “Are you doing more than your fair share of “Emotional Labor”. I wanted to take a moment again to thank you for your comments, engaging in the conversation, and sharing your thoughts. This community is for you, not for us…

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Cheers, dear readers, A dear friend of mine from the Global Sisterhood community recently introduced me to the term “emotional labor”. Being the dork that I am, I absolutely LOVE when a term comes along to describe something that I have difficulty putting into words. Thank you whoever coined this new-to-me term! So without further…

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Howdy, Internets! Eric here this week, and thinking about relationships, kids and family on this grey and rainy St. Valentine’s Day.   Now this is a totally fraught subject, because there are probably some of you out there (and possibly one in my own house) who love the chocolates and hearts and stuffed animals and…

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Cheers, dear readers, As I sit at home with the flu today as I write this blog post, I am reminded how much I love the healing and comforting nature of our dwelling. This April will mark six years that we have lived here at our current residence (that we hope to stay at until…

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