“Mother’s Little Helper”

The other week my son had once again gotten himself naked, opened the fridge door, opened the vegetable crisper and while browsing thru the veggies he peed into the crisper. When he heard me yell to stop he moved and the remainder of his pee went on to the juice container and into the side of… Continue reading “Mother’s Little Helper”

FAT is the “F” word in our house

I will start this post by saying that I may piss off a few people with what I am about to say, but really if I am honest with myself I don’t care.  You see in our house fuck is not a bad word, neither is shit, crap, goddammit, or a plethora of other words… Continue reading FAT is the “F” word in our house

DNA, Genetics and Half-Siblings are all we have to put the Puzzle Pieces together!

Finding half-siblings for my kids has been very important for me, in truth it is why I started blogging, in almost every post I would put our donor’s number (BGM 9581 by the way) and it is why I joined the DSR (Donor Sibling Registry) before my first was even born. I feel I have… Continue reading DNA, Genetics and Half-Siblings are all we have to put the Puzzle Pieces together!

“Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization”

On seeing the headline “Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization” in the National Post, it first seems like a triumph for IVF patients, and possibly once the formal announcement is made this will be a very positive thing for many heterosexual couples who desperately want to have children and cannot without the help of fertility treatments.… Continue reading “Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization”

Who Should We Protect and Why?

Yet another article “The interests of children conceived through egg and sperm donation must be protected” has come forward in our Canadian press in support of ending donor gamete anonymity.  I have mentioned before that I struggle with this as I am not sure voicing my true opinion would be very favourable to those who… Continue reading Who Should We Protect and Why?

More Mommy Drugs? Yes Please!

I have made it no secret to any one who asks me “How do you do it?” in regards to handling two 3 year olds and a 4 year old.  My answer is always the same and is usually presented with a big smile “Mommy Drugs”.  However, recently I felt like my happy mommy pills… Continue reading More Mommy Drugs? Yes Please!

Grandparents of Donor Conceived Children

I read a blog post over at Olivia’s View titled “Relative Strangers: what grandparents think about donor conception” and it prompted me to finally write a post myself about the role Grandparents of Donor Conceived Children play in their lives.  I have thought about this many times. To be honest most of the time I see… Continue reading Grandparents of Donor Conceived Children

Depression Of The Mommy Variety

Postpartum Depression. As much as I didn’t want to admit that the ‘D’ word was a part of my life after I had kids the day I did was the best thing I could have done. I have since spoken to other mom friends who describe similar feelings to those I have and I urge them… Continue reading Depression Of The Mommy Variety

What Would You Ask Your Sperm Donor?

I am writing a piece about what questions we would ask a sperm donor if we had the chance. As a married mom with 3 sperm donor children I know I have a few questions. What about you? Whether you are a SMBC or a Lesbian Couple, another Heterosexual Couple, or a Child born via… Continue reading What Would You Ask Your Sperm Donor?

Crazy Cures For Infertility

Hi all, I am writing an article about Crazy Infertility Cures. ie: When I was coming out of the fertility clinic one day a women at the elevator noticed where I had come from and out of no where offered up some advice on how I could get pregnant. “If you start eating squash soup… Continue reading Crazy Cures For Infertility