Silent Sorority

Infertility Survivors Finally Heard

May 8, 2010

New York Times MotherLode Guest Post

What are you doing this weekend? Me? I’ll be toasting and celebrating all the nurturing, compassionate and wonderfully witty women I know who make a difference in the lives of others — friends, family and strangers alike. And a special shout out to Lisa Belkin at The New York Times for including a guest post […]

Different Than I Expected 12 Replies to “New York Times MotherLode Guest Post”
May 3, 2010

Speaking a Common Language

Spring can bring unique and difficult encounters, as outlined by Lucy, a long-time blog reader from a country in Eastern Europe. I remember the first comment she made, and the instant connection we felt despite the miles and potential language barriers. Some experiences transcend ordinary words or lead to their own language and understanding. Fortunately, […]

Relationships, Tapestry of Voices 9 Replies to “Speaking a Common Language”
April 29, 2010

When Barren is Fruitful

Today’s fertile women have yesterday’s infertile women to thank for the development of the mighty Pill.* That’s right. Our barren peeps have apparently had quite the societal impact. I learned about the Pill’s paradoxical beginning in a recent Time cover story. In researching the Pill’s consequences, writer Nancy Gibbs notes that in 1952 the country’s […]

News Reports and Studies 4 Replies to “When Barren is Fruitful”
April 13, 2010

Redefining Yourself (and Friendships)

Our latest guest post comes from Barbie. Longtime readers will remember her as a central player in a previous post from Coming2Terms. Her sister-in-law wrote about how she and her husband were trying to help those in Barbie’s life comprehend the long-standing difficulties associated with infertility. Here’s more from Barbie herself as she takes steps […]

Guest Post, Relationships, Tapestry of Voices 15 Replies to “Redefining Yourself (and Friendships)”
April 8, 2010

Jet Lag, Mailbag, and More

A week ago I was in County Kerry, Ireland playing tourist with my niece, nephew and my better half — snapping photographs around the Ring of Kerry, hiking through the Killarney National Park, touring a grand house that once hosted Queen Victoria, and eating the requisite Irish stew and fish and chips. Above us the […]

Book Musings 3 Replies to “Jet Lag, Mailbag, and More”
March 28, 2010

Guest Post: Never Being Called Mommy

The latest contributor to A Fresh Start is Stephanie. I first came across her writing on A few emails later she invited me to join her on a radio segment where we both discussed our respective experiences coming to terms with infertility. In this piece, Stephanie shares her story and sheds some light on […]

Guest Post, Tapestry of Voices 9 Replies to “Guest Post: Never Being Called Mommy”
March 21, 2010

First Steps

An invitation to a neighbor’s barbecue on an early spring day in northern California might seem innocuous enough. It would be for most, but agreeing to attend the afternoon affair set in motion a challenge for me that was the emotional equivalent of climbing Mount Everest. That’s because the barbecue for an assortment of family […]

Choices 7 Replies to “First Steps”
March 13, 2010

Spring Break, Spring Cleaning and Springing Forward

Spring is almost here! What does that mean for you? Me? I’m counting the days until we leave for Ireland where the hills are always gloriously green. (Yes, there will be rain so I’ve picked up a new water-repellent, hooded jacket to keep me from getting soaked to the skin). Most of all I’m looking […]

Linking Around, Pop Culture 4 Replies to “Spring Break, Spring Cleaning and Springing Forward”
March 7, 2010

Good Skin, Bad Eyes, Worse Eggs, Fitness … Improving!

One of the most gratifying aspects of blogging is the ability to share perspectives on topics that rarely (if ever) get discussed at work or socially or, well, anywhere in real life. Better still, our online conversations reach across continents, oceans and time zones. The fourth guest post in our Tapestry of Voices originates in […]

Guest Post, Tapestry of Voices 4 Replies to “Good Skin, Bad Eyes, Worse Eggs, Fitness … Improving!”
February 28, 2010

We Have to Believe It to See It

Editor’s Note: In the days following The New York Times profile about my experience “Facing a Life Without Children When it Isn’t by Choice,” I heard from women and men from around the world. Among those who reached out to me was Dr. Wendy Rogers who, it turned out, lived just a few miles away. […]

Changing Perceptions, Guest Post, Strength Personified, Tapestry of Voices 9 Replies to “We Have to Believe It to See It”
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