IVF Experiences and Trials

No one can truly prepare you for what IVF is going to do to you. It is a beast. It is a life-changer. I recently listened to a book on Audible by Liane Moriarty called What Alice Forgot. This is probably one of the best books I have “read” in a long time. In the book one of the characters goes through IVF. The author truly conveys what it is like to go through IVF. She does a better job than I ever will, but I am going to give it a try. Continue reading

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Does this snot make my butt look big?

Sniff, wipe nose with arm…

Sniff, wipe nose with mom’s hair…

Sniff, wipe nose on couch…

Sniff, wipe nose on mom’s leg…

You get the point and you know that you have been there. Cold season is the worst time of year. I dread it every year and so does my couch. With two toddlers who have a snotty nose the world becomes their tissue. I have tried to teach my children to use tissues, but let’s be honest about this moms, dads still pick their noses! We have our hands full! Continue reading

Too Tired to Parent

911: What is your emergency?

Me: I am exhausted

911: I am sorry, but I do not understand

Me: I have two toddlers and one was up all night. The other is full of energy and wants me to play. I am down to my last bit of coffee and the milk is all gone.

911: We will be right there…how do you take your coffee?

 Whatever happened to rock-n-roll all night and party every day? Oh yeah, you turned 30. I just cannot stay up like I used to and when I do it is not pretty!!!!!! (YES, there is a need for the excessive exclamation points.) Continue reading

Parties, Parties, Parties

 

Have you ever been invited to a party and went because you felt you had to? I am not talking about the fun, let’s hang out and have a glass of wine party. I am speaking of a party where you go, listen to a talk about a product, eat some small finger foods, and feel like you need to buy something. Or better yet, you are asked to join an interactive party over Facebook. You have to play all of these “games,” that are totally boring.  While you’re waiting for someone else to respond to these games you get distracted and forget what you are supposed to be doing. The worst part about the online parties is that you do not even get finger foods. You still have to cook your own dinner.  UGH! Continue reading

Yes, I feed my children poison!

 *Please note that these are my personal opinions. I am not trying to offend anyone.

Vegan. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Grass Fed. Cage Free. Paleo. Almond Milk. Organic. GMO Free.

WHAT IN THE WORLD????

I happen to be a country girl, born and raised. My momma fed me fried potatoes, gravy, Hamburger Helper, and tuna from a can. My great grandma allowed me to eat butter from the dish and pig brains with scrambled eggs. And you know what? My brain did not rot. I did not grow a third arm. And I hit puberty at a natural age.  I will not dare call myself normal, because let’s face it, what is normal? Continue reading

No News Flash Here: Some Doctors are A-Holes

The Walking Dead has been one of favorite TV shows to watch. If you have not watched the show yourself; you probably have heard of it and might even know people who love it. I am not sure why a show about people turning into zombies and eating other people appeals to me. The show has blood, guts, gore, and rotting flesh. Oh and yes it has a lot of drama between the characters. I will not lie and I will tell you that during a lot of the zombie scenes that I close my eyes or put my head under a pillow. I do not like these types of shows normally, but I did fall in love with the characters of the show. Why am I talking about zombies?

After finding out that my husband may be sterile the days started to seem to never end. I felt like a zombie walking around aimlessly having no idea what was going on around her. I felt empty! I felt unsure! I felt scared! I know that zombie technically do not have feelings, but you know what I mean.  My husband and I were both walking around with so much emotions and trying to conceal them in order to not make the other one feel more upset. Continue reading

The Day we Discovered IT

 

When a disaster happens in the world you tend to remember where you were when you heard about it. Maybe you even remember what you were wearing and who you were with. Like most Americans I remember where I was when the Twin Towers were attacked. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I can recall the looks on people’s faces as I walked to my door room. It was a scary day and a day that I hope to never repeat in my life. I know that making a parallel between this day and the day I would out my husband might be infertile is stretching it a little. However, I will never forget many things about this day as I will never forget 9/11/01. Continue reading