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Fear of the Known, Fear of the Unknown (The Belly Dispatches)

So, I am an infertile woman who’s fought tooth and nail for nearly seven years to have a baby. And tomorrow, I will begin the 29th week of my pregnancy. Yes, even reaching the 3rd trimester has not deterred me from identifying myself … Continue reading

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The Solitary Journey

I’m pregnant. After years of trying and miserably failing; after many heartbreaking losses; after multiple painful procedures; after thousands and thousands of dollars; after many rounds of alphabet soup of infertility treatments like IUI and IVF; after nearly losing all my … Continue reading

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The Score Keeper

The other day, while catching up with a friend, the notion of emotional score keepers came up. “You do nice things for people because you choose to, not because you expect them to do something for you in return.” I … Continue reading

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Things I Leanred While I Took A Hiatus

It’s been a few weeks since I wrote an honest-to-goodness blog post. I write nearly everyday, in my journal and elsewhere, but nothing (in my biased opinion) worth publishing. As days went on, I moved from mild concern, to severely … Continue reading

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Au revoir, Madame Chic

Last night, I finally finished reading the book Lessons from Madame Chic, written by blogger, Jennifer L. Scott. My friend, who knows me so well, gave this book to me as a birthday gift back in April. I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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Make Me A List Monday- Creating My Own Bliss

It’s Monday evening. I’ve finished a good and productive day, taken my afternoon walk, made and ate dinner and am now slipping into the tiredness of the day that was. I’m letting the annoyances of modern living slip away and … Continue reading

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Make Me A List Monday (What I’ve Learned from My Life Lately)

So, I collect a great deal of inspirational books. I’ve got quote books, I’ve got art books and I’ve got books on French living and culture. I’ve got memoirs, cookbooks and biographies. I’ve got inspirational books you read on daily … Continue reading

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