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I'm a mother, wife, writer among other things. I love sharing and learning from others hence my involvement in many online groups.

Parenting In Harsh Economic Times

By |June 21st, 2011|

For many average citizens worldwide, the global economic situation is taking a toll. This is especially telling on parents with children who are still […]

Handling the Strong-Willed Child

By |May 17th, 2011|

OK, I know we are not the only parents with a strong-willed child, but sometimes it sure seems like it. Our six, soon to […]

When to Start That Discussion About Race with Your Child?

By |February 28th, 2011|

When is the right time to discuss race and cultural differences with children? This will depend on a lot of factors, such as the child's readiness. Continue reading

Donor Eggs: Understanding Epigenetics

By |December 28th, 2010|

Research is indicating that babies from donor eggs have some genetic connection to the birth mother. Continue reading

When Inability to Conceive Should Lead to Using Donor Eggs

By |October 10th, 2010|

For many single women and couples there comes a time when alternatives to getting pregnant must be considered. It is accepted that after 12 […]

Having Fun When Trying to Conceive

By |September 1st, 2010|

When a couple or even a single person decide to have a baby the journey can be an exciting and fun one. Trying to […]

Unique Challenges of Trying to Conceive When Over 40

By |August 30th, 2010|

Trying to conceive is difficult enough in the best of times. For the woman over forty this can be even more daunting as she […]

Maintaining Your Relationship During the Infertility Rollercoaster

By |July 10th, 2010|

Even during the best of times relationships are tested. When couples are trying to get pregnant, keeping the relationship alive can sometimes be hard. […]

Knowing When to Take a Break from Trying to Conceive

By |May 23rd, 2010|

Trying to conceive, whether for first time parents or those who have had children before can be hard. It is difficult physically, emotionally and […]

Men and the Trying to Conceive Journey

By |May 15th, 2010|

Often, when one thinks of trying to conceive, men are seen as a footnote. However, they are sometimes as caught up with the idea […]

Foods That Affect Your Fertitility

By |June 1st, 2008|

The popular saying ‘You are what you eat’ can be aptly applied to fertility and trying to conceive. Some changes to you and your […]

Gender Determination

By |April 26th, 2008|

From the beginning of time, women have tried to influence the gender of their babies. This was especially important in cultures where boys […]

Dealing with Trying to Conceive and Mothers Day

By |April 19th, 2008|

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it seems like an appropriate time to look at dealing with this occasion when trying to start a family […]

Four Causes of Male Infertility

By |March 18th, 2008|

When a couple has difficulty conceiving almost everyone, sadly, even some in the medical profession thinks it’s something to do with the female, but […]

Knowing When You are Most Fertile

By |February 25th, 2008|

Surprisingly most of us do not know that there is a short window of time during which a woman is fertile and could possibly […]

Conception Diet

By |February 15th, 2008|

The foods you eat or don’t eat play a significant part in your chance of getting pregnant while trying to conceive. While most women […]

Preconception Checklist for Women

By |February 7th, 2008|

It is vitally important for women to have a preconception checkup before starting on the journey towards parenthood. However, many of us fail to […]

Preconception Checkup for Him

By |January 29th, 2008|

If you are planning to get pregnant, you know that you need a pre-pregnancy checkup, but what about the father-to-be? It is also important […]

Trying to Conceive Ramblings

By |January 16th, 2008|

Trying to conceive, known on many pregnancy forums and groups as TTC, can be a very touchy and emotional subject. This is especially true […]

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