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My Fertility Specialist Magazine and Our Fertility Story

I was asked to contribute an article for the free, online My Fertility Specialist magazine, and I’m delighted to let you know that you can now read my article as the latest issue is now available. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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Our Announcement – How We Told The World!

We had been planning how we would announce for a VERY long time! But there are so many great ideas around! Should we use the dogs? A chalk board? Four pictures one word? A comic strip? So many choices! We … Continue reading

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National Fertility Awareness Week 2014 – Our Story

This week is National Fertility Awareness Week. As someone who has dealt with infertility (as many have), I think it is so important that people think about and understand infertility a little bit. Understand how upsetting it can be. Stop … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments of Trying To Conceive (For Lesbians)

1) Thou Shalt Learn To Like Sperm (ok… tolerate… maybe not like) As lesbians we have nothing sexually to do with the opposite sex, so it’s a little odd when you come to considering having a child – you need … Continue reading

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Becoming Godparents…

Today Amy and I became Godparents to our friend’s six month old little girl, Ellie Rose. We had a lovely day and I wanted to share some pictures here, but before I do I have things to say!

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6+5 – Sweet Child of Mine

Six weeks and five days pregnant today. It seems like only five minutes ago we got our positive test, when in reality it was over two weeks ago! Today I found some Clearblue Digis and decided to pee on one … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Social Media

This video has pretty much gone viral at the moment. A criticism of being online, it calls folks who use social media “drones” and implies that none of us ever look up from our phones and computers. Children don’t play … Continue reading

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