Category Archive

trying to conceive

Babycrack: when wanting a baby gets weird

What is babycrack? It’s that irrational little voice in your head telling you yesssss, you want a babeeeee. Even if you can barely pay your rennnnnt…

Supporting the offbeat & subfertile

Recently, one of my dearest friends told me she’s been having fertility problems for about a year. I feel really helpless and unsure of the best way to support her.
How can you be a good offbeat pre-auntie or uncle when things aren’t going so smoothly?

A guide for preparing to conceive

Sara is, among other things, the owner of an online course called Purposeful Conception, so she just might know a thing or two about trying to make a baby.

The terrorism of health recommendations for mothers

“It seems like every time I turn around there is another warning about BPA, VOCs or phthalates in products. Just how terrified should I be?”

Building a family through semi-open adoption

Every family has an origin story. The boundaries of my own little family are less clear than most — we are a family formed through a semi-open adoption.

When is the right time to have a child?

Ariel and Stephanie weigh in on the question “Am I being foolish by waiting until I feel financially secure before reproducing?”

Contemplating non-traditional routes to motherhood

In recent months, ever since I hit the big 2-5, my biological clock has started to tick a little bit louder. It is strange and frankly, it makes me feel a bit icky from time to time.

Coming out of the infertility closet

I struggled with infertility for five years before conceiving my son … and a big part of the challenge was the fact that it was a secret. Maybe it’s time to tell my story. You should know, this is a long, long story.