Decoration.

It is ridiculous that we are expected, or expect ourselves, to maintain our appearances as if time did not touch them as it passes.  I hate the chatter about celebrities’ “post-baby” bodies and exercise regimes.  Women are judged by the relative length of time it takes for them to erase all evidence of pregnancy and … More Decoration.

Let Me Tell You All About My Perfect Life: Or, I’m Not Okay, and That’s Okay.

It is easier by far, for me to write about things that are difficult for me, than it is to write about happy things.  Despite how I probably sound, most of the time, I am fairly comfortable in my life.  Most of the time, the long-term difficulties that I deal with are quiet beneath the surface, and … More Let Me Tell You All About My Perfect Life: Or, I’m Not Okay, and That’s Okay.

On Being an Aberration: Shared Experiences aren’t Everything.

When I talk with friends of mine who are either single or who married later than many of their peers, I find many commonalities between their experience and mine (with infertility).  We deviate from the seemingly normal course of life followed by our peers, and in many cases, not because we have chosen to.  (I … More On Being an Aberration: Shared Experiences aren’t Everything.