The Journey to IVF

Monica standing at a metro stop in DC.

*This post talks about the most recent events leading to IVF. These events happened in 2019. It was a sunny day in southern California. In June 2019, I sent the email. This was the inquiry about starting the process of IVF at Walter Reed in Bethesda, MD. Here I was 10 years after first contacting […]

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What now?

When’s the best time to start having children? We’ve asked ourselves this question repeatedly. I bet you’ve asked yourself the same. We thought early in our marriage would be the perfect time. We’d grow together as a couple and grow together as parents. If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you know that journey hasn’t […]

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By Choice?

Lennie and Monica holding hands in front of a brick wall.

If you haven’t already, make sure you go read my introduction to this childless life. If you’ve already read it, welcome back! Thank you for being here. Now, let’s get going. I wanted to give just a little background before going further. I was pregnant for the first time in 2000 and then again in […]

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Why don’t you have kids?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is why I don’t have children. It used to be asked of me almost daily but people now realize that there are different life choices. Being a mother seems like it should be a choice that any woman gets to make. It’s a given. Our bodies […]

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