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    Hope After Diagnosis

    Your Infertility Options Having struggled myself trying to fall pregnant for 6 years (I know you wouldn’t think that having 5 children of my own). I found the hope and information that this article gives, inspiring.  You’re dreaming of the perfect family, but your fertility doctor has just given you the news. You will likely need a donor egg in order to achieve success. You feel deflated, drained, and wonder whether you’ll ever achieve your dream of being a mom. Despite trying traditional IVF and still struggling to conceive, there are successful options available to you.  Including using an egg donor. The egg donation process is much easier to coordinate…

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    Toddler-tactics by Mommy SWAT

    Life with a toddler is never dull, not a boring moment to be had… Here’s my theory: I think we parents belong unknowingly to a Tactical SWAT team of parenthood. Just before our little ones enter their toddler years we get whisked away to some mysterious location, and trained in the art of Surviving Toddler-hood. But then we’re given a serum that ensures no memory of this tactical training. Seriously, how else do we survive the antics of toddlers…? Maybe I just sub-consciously imagine myself as  Angeline Jolie in the Tomb Raider as I expertly maneuver my way through yards of barbed wire… OK, Lego, it’s just Lego, but it’s…

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    Pappa, Thank You is Not Enough

    So often, as a mother, I find myself running through my daily routine… focused like a well-trained sniper on the kids and all that needs to be done. In the hours of the day it’s all about who’s been fed, dressed, have you brushed you teeth,let’s do homework, tidy your rooms, etc… Has the house been cleaned, laundry done, appointments and deadlines met. (You get the point.) But then there comes this day – Father’s Day – and all of a sudden our focus needs to move to another person… Yup, that’s you Pappa. It’s then that we seem to “all of a sudden” think about all you do, and that’s sad,…

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    Blog Posts,  Family

    The Everlasting Impact Of A Father

    Growing up without a father meant that, among other things, I always found it difficult to understand and appreciate the dynamics and beauty of a relationship between a father and his child(ren)… That is, until I got married. It was a strange sight to see. The love and adoration my kids feel for this man that holds my heart! To be honest, I still struggle to fully understand it. I never knew it as a child, so it still surprises me a little when I see the unbridled love and affection my kids have for their father. My lack of understanding notwithstanding, it’s a beautiful sight to behold! Relationship I…