Silent Sorority

Infertility Survivors Finally Heard

July 12, 2021

‘The Mother of All Dilemmas’ Explores Cultural Conditioning and ‘Choices’

Dilemmas, by their very definition, don’t offer easy or tidy resolutions. Now, toss in some deeply ingrained stereotypes, social and economic pressures, and reproductive siren songs and reckonings. Top it off with a healthy amount of identity sorting. What have you got? A hardy dilemma salad of sorts with some intense and, at times, biting […]

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Book Musings, Choices One Reply to “‘The Mother of All Dilemmas’ Explores Cultural Conditioning and ‘Choices’”
June 9, 2021

I’ve Looked At Clouds from Both Sides Now

Clouds carry the power of emotions like few things in nature. They all but cry out for attention and hold our gaze with their expressiveness and shifting forms and colors. How can we not look at these dynamic skyscapes? Now, I’ve never been a deeply spiritual person in the classic religious sense, but I’ve always stood […]

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Relationships, Remembrance 5 Replies to “I’ve Looked At Clouds from Both Sides Now”
April 22, 2021

A Sad Daughter Confronts the End of the Long Goodbye

A daughter knows when her parents need her. Each Sunday during this endless pandemic, my 80-something parents waited for our weekly call or Facetime visit.  It didn’t take long for me to see my father’s long, slow dance with dementia was taking a significant toll. An abrupt and distressing phone call was not the way […]

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Relationships, Remembrance 9 Replies to “A Sad Daughter Confronts the End of the Long Goodbye”
March 24, 2021

Why Don’t Words Exist For Women Like Us?

Words and their origins have always fascinated me. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t search for a synonym or meaning. I’m equally intrigued by those such as my friends and fellow bloggers, Klara and and Elaine, who speak multiple languages with an ease that makes me marvel. Then there’s Lara, who did the translations and questions for of […]

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Changing Perceptions, Pop Culture 8 Replies to “Why Don’t Words Exist For Women Like Us?”
March 18, 2021

Relief and Reflection Deliver New Insights

Relief is the feeling that floods your body when you know there’s a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve felt relief many times throughout my life. Relief in knowing my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Cote, still liked me after she scolded me for not being compassionate enough toward another student. Relief […]

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Fortitude 4 Replies to “Relief and Reflection Deliver New Insights”
March 11, 2021

Resentment Is Truly Hardwired, But Release Is Possible

Resentment, I’m sad to say, best describes my state of mind these days. This is not something I admit easily. Nor do I care for how resentment feels, so join me as I attempt some junior varsity psychoanalysis.  Where to begin? You know how it feels on days when you’re just on edge, hair triggered […]

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Psychology 3 Replies to “Resentment Is Truly Hardwired, But Release Is Possible”
March 3, 2021

Loss and Life Beyond Failed Fertility

Loss lives on in ways large and small following an infertility diagnosis and failed IVF. This truth permeates the world of IVF survivors. That’s just one of many topics explored in a new Life Beyond Failed Fertility podcast with yours truly now available on iTunes and on Spotify, Podomatic, and Amazon. Loss Reflections When the podcast […]

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Another Perspective, Bioethics 8 Replies to “Loss and Life Beyond Failed Fertility”
February 27, 2021

Forever Changed … Again

Change comes slowly and then all at once. I honestly thought I would be better at coping with change and the pandemic bunker mentality by now.  But after a year, I still feel compelled to dig into my reserves to get through most days.  I know I’m not alone (feel y’all) in my exhaustion and […]

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Pandemic, What I Wish I'd Know Then 12 Replies to “Forever Changed … Again”
February 8, 2021

Hello? Is This Thing On?

Hello! While the pandemic has left me unable to immediately recognize what day of the week it is most mornings when I open my eyes, I did recall this weekend that it’s blog anniversary time. Yep. First week of February = Surviving in a Mommy Mad World Coming2Terms launch. This year marks 14 years. Fourteen […]

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Pandemic 15 Replies to “Hello? Is This Thing On?”
December 16, 2020

Atta Girl (And That Means, You!)

Atta Girl is a new publication on Medium. (More about why it exists in a minute.) Today, I am pleased to be among its published writers. Now, I don’t know about you, but I got a little weary of the Momala, Momala, Momala in recent weeks.  The ‘momification’ of Kamala got me thinking and writing. […]

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Changing Perceptions, Pop Culture 4 Replies to “Atta Girl (And That Means, You!)”
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