On our wedding night and the night afterwards, Chris and I were fortunate enough to stay at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown New Orleans. #WeFancy, but #WeHadAConnection. It was incredible. As one of their many attentions to detail, they gifted us with some fancy bubble bath, pictured above. Who knew a bottle of bubbles could be … More Bubbles Over Butterflies
Many months ago, a woman wrote into an extremely popular and credible Catholic question and answer podcast frustrated about her feelings of guilt and confusion when daily conversing with her husband and praying about avoiding another pregnancy. She was struggling specifically because she was having difficulty identifying her days of fertility and infertility with her … More With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Catholic Professionalism
Three times endometriosis and adenomyosis sent me to the emergency room. The first time was the worst, within about 5 months prior to my last surgery in early 2018. It was a Saturday morning I’ll never forget. I woke up and walked to the bathroom, but couldn’t leave on my own accord. Chris helped me … More Black & White
I am 33 years old and have known I’ve been infertile since I got married just over 6 years ago. There’s sort of a spectrum of infertility because you’re always waiting for that special month when pregnancy will happen. For some it does and for others it doesn’t. The realization that my situation is becoming … More NFP Reform: A Plea to Church Leaders
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My husband and I love fruit. He even likes fruit for dessert. I would hardly classify a bowl of strawberries “dessert,” but pour some sugar, chocolate, and whipped cream on it and you’ve got yourself a sweet treat! The thing we get made fun of for the most is our love for pineapples. We’ll eat … More Infertile, Still Fruitful
Some of my super powers are obviously making coffee, choosing the right gifs for texting emphasis, and watching TV. Ok I’m kidding. My actual favorite super power is rapping. I hope you understand how silly it feels to write that sentence, but really [Insert serious face]: this time I’m serious. The fact that this is … More Super Powers: Part 2