Christmas

Empty Arms on Christmas Day: You Are Not Alone

December 25th, 2007
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If you are checking this blog today, then you are probably looking for some emotional support. The message you probably need to hear the most is that you are not alone and that you are going to be okay. I know how badly you are hurting because I have been there. I tried to focus [...]

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Empty Arms on Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2007
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Photo Credit: Lynda Bernhardt I am sending out prayers, positive thoughts, and positive energy to all of my readers who are facing another Christmas with empty arms. I remember the pain all too well. I spent four Christmases choking back the tears. On the first of these painful Christmases, I had announced a few months [...]

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Fertility Treatments During the Holidays

December 12th, 2007
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When hub and I were going through fertility treatments, the holidays always seemed to bring with them an added level of stress. We were doing intrauterine inseminations (IUIs), so we (obviously) needed a doctor involved in order to complete the procedure. One year, my ovulation period fell right on top of Christmas, so my doctor [...]

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Fertility Challenges: Santa, Santa Everywhere

December 7th, 2007
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During the holiday season, it seems safer to crawl under a rock for a month than it does to venture out of your house. You simply cannot get away from the reminder that Christmas is here, and seemingly everyone other than you is celebrating the holidays with a child. You turn on the radio, and [...]

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Fertility Challenges: Holiday Parties with Friends

December 6th, 2007
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In my last post, Fertility Challenges: Relatives at Holiday Gatherings, I talked about the struggles involved in getting together with relatives during the holidays while you are going through fertility challenges. In this post, I will focus on the similar struggles involved when attending holiday parties with friends. As with getting together with relatives who [...]

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Fertility Challenges: Relatives at Holiday Gatherings

December 5th, 2007
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If you have informed anyone in your extended family about your fertility issues, then chances are that word has spread throughout your family. This can make holiday gatherings particularly difficult as you face relatives who have questions about your fertility status. For some reason, many relatives believe it is okay to ask very personal questions [...]

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Fertility Challenges: Holiday Shopping

December 4th, 2007
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Shopping during the holidays is tough when you are struggling with your fertility. Stores are filled with all sorts of cute toys and clothing for children. You see children lining up to talk to Santa at most malls while songs like All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth play over the speakers. [...]

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Fertility Challenges: Holiday Movies

December 3rd, 2007
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The holidays were always a difficult time of year for me when I was going through fertility treatments. While my friends were busy shuttling multiple children to various holiday events, I spent my time at home alone watching made-for-TV movies. I hoped that losing myself in a holiday movie would help take my focus off [...]

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How to Reward Yourself For Making it Through Christmas Pt 1

December 27th, 2006
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Being a massage therapist, I know the power of touch. For the majority of my clients their favorite section of the massage is the feet. There are a few though that really cannot stand to have their feet even lightly touched. If you are like those very few clients, you may not want to read [...]

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Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas

December 24th, 2006
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One of my younger brothers called me today to tell me that now every time he hears the Band Aid song, Do They Know It’s Christmas, he thinks of little Bec. He said that having Bec has totally changed the way that he understood the song from when he was he was younger. If you [...]

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