Our main goal here at PAIL Bloggers is to help connect individuals struggling with various aspects of the PAIL part of the ALI journey. The Featured Post is meant to highlight a post (past or present) from a blogger that specifically relates to the challenges of being pregnant and/or parenting through ALI. We hope this helps you to connect with other bloggers individually, in addition to perusing the blogroll for other kindred spirits.
October 2012 – Featured Posts
- SRB featured the post “Let’s Be Clear” by Sarah of Mommyhood After Fertility Frustration that focused on our needs and ability (or lack thereof) to reach backwards and forwards to others along the ALI journey. SRB says, “You can never walk the proverbial mile in anyone else’s shoes…But let’s walk together when and where we can. Let’s reach out hands when we can (and hold tightly), and help dress skinned knees and all the rest, each according to their needs and abilities.”
- Rhianna of Arch Mama shared her thoughts on surprise pregnancies after IF treatment – both in response to the article “Infertility: Miracle Babies” and as a women who finds herself in this very situation. Her piece is raw, moving, honest, funny, and challenging. It reminds us the ALI journey is wide and varied, and we all struggle with our identity along the way.
- SRB featured a post by Holly of Ready to Be a Mom entitled “The Infertility Oscars,” where Holly spoke about the experience of receiving the Hope Award for Best Blog from Resolve. Congratulations, Holly, and thank you for sharing your post with us!
- PAIL participated in a special blogging event, “To Mom or Not to Mom: A 5-Day Open Salon on Infertility, Motherhood and the Silent Sorority, hosted by Keiko of The Infertility Voice and Pamela of Silent Sorority.
- Jules started us off with an intro post, then posed some questions about what might have been in Trading Places.
- SRB highlighted Keiko and Pamela’s posts about the Queendom of Mommyhood. (Jules’ aside: Keiko’s post on this topic made me need to take a moment and get something out of my eye after I read it.)
- Chandra offered up her experiences in The Invisibleness of Infertility: To Pass or Not to Pass?
- Keiko (of The Infertility Voice) posted a summary of post from around the blogosphere this week, and a recap of the Twitter chat (#alimomsalon). Check out all the week’s Salon happenings – there was lots to think about!
- Josey asked us to go over and lend some support to Amanda at My Life in a Nutshell as she described some of her anxiety about her impending birthing even in her post “Fears” .
- Josey also found herself reading back through the archives of Ms Future PharmD and pulled out this gem of a post: Philosophizing. Head over and share which authors or artists you most connect with and why.
If you haven’t yet checked out the posts above, please do so. It is never to late to leave a comment and get connected.