Infertility: The Private Struggle

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This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Today's post comes from Tessa Sarver, a friend of Jenn's who also struggled with infertility.  It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. Until recently, I’ve never put much thought into it, as infertility is such a private and personal thing. But …
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Green ‘Fertility Glow’ Smoothie Recipe

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We might be having a baby boom around here, but that doesn't mean there haven't been fertility struggles getting to this point. Jenn went on her own journey and there have been miscarriages among us. While we know that sometimes medical intervention in getting pregnant is a necessity, we aren't …
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A High-Tech Fertility Awareness Method for Family Planning — Or “No More Family” Planning

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Now that I've had my third baby, I feel like my family's complete. I feel done having kids. I don't want to be pregnant again. But, I'm only five months postpartum. And while I feel ready to be DONE, I'm not ready to take any permanent measures. It feels so drastic. And final. My OB/GYN and I …
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Ask the FBMs: How Can I Prepare for Pregnancy?

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Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2015 today with a reader question that we thought would help a lot of mamas-to-be. While this answer is applicable any time, we thought it would be especially helpful today as we all dive right into those resolutions! Hello ladies! My name is Tabytha. I'm …
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40 Weeks: A Must-Watch Documentary for all Mamas-to-Be

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I haven’t had the easiest of pregnancies, but I've learned that no woman really does. I swear pregnant women are like snowflakes; we all have our own special brand of pregnancy and the wonderful “gifts” that come along with it. This realization was both refreshing and alienating for me. You see, …
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She Chose Us: Finding Beauty in the Journey

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For months I’ve planned on writing a post about my infertility journey. Now that I’m “on the other side” so to say, I knew I had a lot to say and a lot of feelings about it. I’ve already written so much on it though, and I think a part of me was holding back from diving back into those scary waters, …
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Changing the Things I Cannot Accept

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I accept the things I cannot change … I accept the things I cannot change… Nope, it isn’t working. I do not accept the things I cannot change, although I do wish to change the things I cannot accept. Sound familiar? It is no secret that we are our harshest critic, and chances are, we are our own …
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Finding Happiness In The Weight-Loss Struggle

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Weight-loss is not easy, and neither is maintenance. There comes a point when you take a step back and wonder, is it going to be like this forever? Will I spend the rest of my life monitoring every bite I take and over thinking every workout I do? When will I find that balance? I was at Fusion …
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The Two That Got Away: Coping With Miscarriage

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Once in a while, I get in a little funk. It’s a short-lived funk, and typically something --- or even nothing --- brings it to light. I am the mother of two miscarriages. I’m not sure what that means, or if it even has meaning, or if it’s just a fact. I acknowledge my love for each of those babies …
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