Introducing My First Book: “Twelve Stripes Deep”

It was a cold-ish February afternoon. I was sick and feeling bad enough to stay in bed, but not quite bad enough to stick my face in a pillow all day. The surgery I most feared for many years was approaching and had been on my mind, yet I was filled with an unexplainable peace.Continue reading “Introducing My First Book: “Twelve Stripes Deep””

Loving the Unseen: A Reflection on Invisible Suffering Inspired by Mother’s Day

By Lisa Morvant, RN, CFCP I’ve never been a super joyful person. I don’t mean that I’m not happy or don’t get excited, but I’ve never connected well with the super “happy/bubbly/optimistic” kind of person. I’ve known suffering for as long as I can remember – between being diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses as aContinue reading “Loving the Unseen: A Reflection on Invisible Suffering Inspired by Mother’s Day”

Total Eclipse of the Infertile Heart: How IVF Denies the Gift

I was probably 8 years old and preparing for an upcoming dance recital when my mom announced that she was going to the grocery store. For some strange reason that I don’t understand now that I’m an adult, I wanted to go. So I asked, and for whatever reason, the answer was “no, not thisContinue reading “Total Eclipse of the Infertile Heart: How IVF Denies the Gift”

Mainstream & NaProTechnology: What’s the Difference?

Based on my own personal experience and other important information I’ve learned If you’ve hung around the world of fertility awareness long enough and have encountered someone who has experienced moderate to severe pain and/or infertility, or a range of other symptoms, you are probably familiar with this common question: “Have you tried NaProTechnology?” WhenContinue reading “Mainstream & NaProTechnology: What’s the Difference?”

Three Non-Faith Reasons Why We Never Considered Artificial Reproductive Technologies

There are many reasons why Chris and I have never considered IVF or IUI, artificial reproductive technologies (ART). Some are a direct reflection of our deeply rooted Catholic faith and our respect for human life from conception to natural death. But the truth is that we don’t need our religion to tell us that IUIContinue reading “Three Non-Faith Reasons Why We Never Considered Artificial Reproductive Technologies”

You Can’t Fake Fiat: Two Ways to Heal from Infertility

When I was in the 6th grade and recently dealing with some huge changes in my life, one very ugly week crept up on me. I suddenly began being haunted by disturbing thoughts that I couldn’t shake. I became incredibly stressed, lost my appetite, and was taken to various priests for spiritual direction as thatContinue reading “You Can’t Fake Fiat: Two Ways to Heal from Infertility”

To Be Seen: Visualizing the Invisible Pain of Hopeful Mothers

We put a pool in our backyard not too long ago. It took a couple of years for our now 4 year old adopted daughter to learn how to swim, but she can finally hop into the water with no problem. One day the ripples of the waves caught her eye and she took particularContinue reading “To Be Seen: Visualizing the Invisible Pain of Hopeful Mothers”

NFP For the 21st Century

In case you haven’t yet noticed, I recently teamed up with my friend and fellow fertility awareness advocate, Emily (over at totalwhine.com), to create a new non profit corporation and fertility awareness database called FAbM Base (pronounced FAM-base), a place where science and real life intersect – essentially giving NFP a long overdue makeover. We’veContinue reading “NFP For the 21st Century”

Book Recommendations for Parents with Adopted Littles

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Read my Affiliate Disclosure for more information. He is mine in a way that he will never be hers, yet he is hers in a way that he will never beContinue reading “Book Recommendations for Parents with Adopted Littles”