Monthly Archives: December 2012

One: Singular Sensation or Loneliest Number?

The day we found out I’m not pregnant (again), Dave, Viv and I went walking in our neighborhood and spotted an adorable family.  A smiling mom watched her son and daughter – ages 3 and 5 – racing up and down a grassy hill, squealing with laughter.  “Do they always get along so well?”  I […]

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It’s My Blogaversary

One year ago, I launched Carriage Before Marriage. Thank you so much for reading it! Stick with me and in 2013 you will find out if I get pregnant, watch the least knowledgeable bride in the world plan her wedding, and learn whether Viv’s two’s are terrible or just bananas. So if you haven’t already, […]

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The Two Week Wait

Fertility world is ruled by acronyms.  TTC = Trying to Conceive.  AF = Aunt Flo.  BFP = Big Fat Positive (as in pregnancy test). And of course, IVF = It’s Very Frustrating. There are hormone pills and headaches, injections and bruising, mood swings and tears, constant early morning doctor’s appointments and trips to the pharmacy, […]

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Goodbye, Lover

My longest relationship just ended. It’s the one I had with my car.

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A Letter to My Daughter Who is Starting College (In 16 Years)

Viv turns two next month, and I’m already panicked by the thought that she will not always live under my roof.   To help calm my fears, I’ve drafted a letter full of sound parental wisdom that I plan to give my daughter when it’s time for her to leave the nest.  Dear Viv, Tomorrow, you’re […]

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