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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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Cheers, dear readers, Have you ever had an experience that just blew your mind spiritually and it was literally impossible not to see the metaphors in other areas of your life? Well I had one of those just two weeks ago. It reminded me how in so many circumstances, we question our own ability to…

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Cheers, dear readers, I want you thank you for the overwhelming support from my last blog post. The comments received both here on this website as well as in private Infertility Support Group forums were so encouraging, rewarding, and helped me remember why I write this blog in the first place. In regards to living…

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Howdy folks, Eric here again. This week I’m feeling a bit “practical pig” and thought I might zero in on the kind of stuff I like. Bullet lists. Practical advice. News you can use. I also realized that I have not spoken in quite some time to guys who are at the start of the…

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