There are words I never thought I’d have to say in my lifetime. Words that still tend to choke me as they come out of my mouth. Words that created tension in my life and marriage that I wasn’t...
Having a baby did not come easy for me and my husband. We spent years in and out of procedures that all had the small promise of parenthood one day.  Fail after fail, we finally turned to one of...
"Do you know what we're looking for, here?" the doctor asked me kindly.  "...a baby?" I ventured, so nervous that my usual smart mouth had no filter. He grinned gamely, obviously well-practiced in dealing with nervous parents and inappropriate jokes.  "Technically,...
In high school, I once got a menstrual period so bad that I blacked out in class, got dragged to the nurse's office by a classmate, and threw up in the principal's private bathroom.  I never knew when my...
With Mother's Day coming up, we're taking this week to share stories from our own Twin Cities Moms Blog Contributors on how they became mothers. We all have unique stories, and some of our stories are still being written. We hope you...
After two frustrating, but transformational years trying to have a baby, my wife and I have just begun IVF. The best we’ve felt in those two years has come through rescuing a sweet little pup we named Ruby. She...
In honor of both Infertility Week and Mother's Day, we're presenting the birth story of little Ignacio.  Ignacio was born in early 2016 via gestational carrier. We'd love to introduce you to him, his parents, and his carrying family in this...
Aside from a few weekend getaways, my husband and I have never taken an extended vacation together in the seven years we've been together. I am pretty content at home and have never found myself bit by the travel...

June Baby

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Before I knew we'd struggle with infertility, I imagined a June baby. My husband and I both have June birthdays. A baby born in the same month as us sounded so sweet. We'd pack in all sorts of birthday...
I have one child. It’s not by choice. I would have had more if my eggs had cooperated. Other moms have one child because, well, they chose to have one child. Whether by our own personal choice or biology’s...
My husband and I have been blessed with one 3-year old son. And yet, in many ways, he is not quite our first-born. Not entirely. Because in some ways, that spot is reserved for – brace yourselves – our...
There was recently a parody of Meghan Trainor's Dear Future Husband. The viral video was sang by two hopeful Minnesota dads, as they anticipated the arrival of their adopted child. They called it Dear Future Baby. It tugged at...
Before you fire up your fingertips to type an offended response, please know there are no real benefits of infertility. Not one. But after three miscarriages, nine rounds of treatment and enough tears to fill the Gulf of Mexico,...
At 30, I had resigned myself to the fact that I may never meet the love of my life and I may never have kids. As it turned out I hadn't quite waited long enough. I met him shortly...

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I was recently chatting with a friend… a fellow mom and entrepreneur with a full-time day job. She asked how I juggle it all....

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