weekly summary, vol. 51

PAIL Special Announcements/Reminders:

  • PAIL just celebrated its first anniversary! A lot of work goes into making this website run, and we’d love to build upon it with some more input from YOU! Find out more about how to be a guest blogger for PAIL (one post or many) and join the team!
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PAIL Featured Post:

  • SRB shared with us a very emotional post in which Brittany of Boho Transplant experienced some negativity from “IF & loss” friends when announcing her second pregnancy. Brittany explored the complicated world of support and give & take, both online and off, and her vulnerability in sharing this news.

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weekly summary, vol. 50

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weekly summary, vol. 49

PAIL Special Announcements/Reminders:

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PAIL Posts This Week:

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  • PAIL’s Monthly Post listing on “Body Image” is up! There are some powerful posts in that list, so you may want to sit with your favorite potent-beverage-of-choice and some uninterrupted computer time to read them. Or is that just me?

New Blogroll Members:

  • Bastcoyote— I’m snarky and pregnant for the 3rd time after 2 miscarriages and 4 rounds of IVF. Pregnancy may actually be making me snarkier. Currently pregnant & due December, 2013.

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weekly summary, vol. 48

PAIL Special Announcements/Reminders:

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  • Check out our “Mothering: A Tribute To The Cause” wrap-up on all things Mothers’ Day from the past week. Thank you to the seven bloggers who shared their intimate thoughts on this very complicated and often bittersweet holiday.
  • It’s Monthly Theme Post time again! May’s theme is “Body Image”–  just in time for the upcoming bathing suit season, am I right? I don’t know that I’ve ever met a single woman who has no opinion on this, but in case you need help getting started, Josey‘s write-up features a whole slew of questions to get the hamster wheel spinning. Check it out, think about it, and come back to share your thoughts and experiences with us!

PAIL Posts This Week:

  • This week, Sam of The Cass Family took over our Monday Snapshot with a neat photo comparison of her son from his newborn days to now at a year and a half. My girls are the same age and I’ve been sneaking peeks back at their old newborn photos, so this hits me right in the soft stuff. (If you haven’t hosted a Monday Snapshot post yet, be sure to click the link below under “Stay Connected” to sign up!)
  • Josey shared with us a very popular recent post by Pastor Steve Wiens, who writes about infertility from the male partner’s perspective, on “Ten Words That Describe Infertility.” This one has been passed around online quite a bit lately as it seems to have resonated with a lot of people, and Josey gives us a space to share amongst ourselves– what three words define infertility for you?

PAIL Featured Post:

  • This week, Chandra featured a Mothers’ Day-themed post from Serene Jones entitled “Worst Expectations: Motherhood Lost,” touching on the very real experience of Mothers’ Day for those who have lost a much-wanted child, be it through pregnancy loss, failed adoption, or another loss.

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weekly summary, vol. 47

PAIL Special Announcements/Reminders:

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  • Mothers’ Day, Birthmothers’ Day and Stepmothers’ Day all occur in May, check out how we are celebrating by reading Josey’s post “Mothering: A Tribute to the Cause.”
  • Also keep an eye out this Sunday, May 12th, when you are all relaxing and enjoying your day, to see a link round-up of all our great Mothering posts!

PAIL Posts This Week:

  • This week’s Monday Snapshot featured Kerri of Uncommon Nonsense. Check out her little girl on the carousel, so sweet!
  • Our News item this week featured an article on post-adoption depression, a little known and little talked about issue. The author’s offers honest reflections on her personal battle with post-adoption depression and shares insights into its causes. Check out news item: post adoption depression to learn more.

PAIL Featured Post:

  • Jules featured a touching and heart wrenching post by E of Dreaming of Babies as she processes welcoming another child into her life while also facing a very serious and scary medical condition. We hope you’ll read Laying it all out there and send good thoughts to E and her family.

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