Fuck raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens--cancelled IVF cycles take more comfort than can be doled out by Maria and the Von Trapp family. I'd like to keep a monthly roundup of new things or ideas that people have found that have helped them--even if it's just five minutes of forgetting about infertility--before, during, or after a cycle. Places, products, recipes, books, music, movies--truly anything can go on this list. And people can use it to jog their mind (washing the bed linens and then taking a nap midday on warm, clean sheets? See--simple ideas) or prepare themselves with nice things they could do for themselves during an upcoming cycle (DVDs or books to collect to distract during a two-week-wait). Don't worry if you're talking about a local business because chances are that there is another reader who lives close by or will pass through your town at one point. Don't worry if the product can only be obtained at a local store or if it sounds bizarre once you put your idea into words. If it works for you, it may work for someone else. We'll hold this roundup once a month. Once a month passes, I'll move that list into the archives below and set up a new list for the current month. That way people can also do seasonal things or time-sensitive products (for instance, an ice cream flavour that is only on the market for a short period of time). So...list away--add your own favourite things in the comment section of the current list by clicking on the hyperlinked text below:
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What is Stirrup Queens? It's a blog about infertility and pregnancy loss, an exploration of adoption and donor gametes, a bitch session about daily life and books, an outlet for stories and baking lessons written by a sustainable-living, kosher, Jewish, mother of twins conceived via fertility treatments who is still trying to add to her family.
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