Monday, June 20, 2011

Welcoming ICLW & Thank You Rows of Remembrance

It's been a while since I participated in ICLW. I'm looking forward to reading your blogs. For the new readers - I'm a mum to a gorgeous yet naughty swearing cheeky little man who is nearly 2. He came in to my life after 6 years of infertility. A hard, frustrating and amusing road of assisted conception treatments that failed, a diagnosis and the surgical removal of endometriosis, a miscarriage, drinking disgusting Chinese herbs and then I ah hum, yeah relaxed. Well not quite. My clacker still had the cervical mucous check, the toilet paper inspection cycle. It was the month I let go of negativity and accepted my fate. It also included living healthy - gym and food and finding my spirituality.

My blog started as an avenue for other IF women to read about my journey and hopefully glean some information and hope for their journey. It continues to reach out to the blogosphere as a means of support as well as writing about a slice of my life - as a working mother, as a trying-to-lose-weight woman in her late 30's, as a One Child Family, as an amateur writer and as a parent after experiencing IF.

So grab yourself a few timtams and a cuppa. Put up your feet and relax and read about my adventures.

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I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rows for Remembrance for recently posting me my crotchet little blanket in acknowledgement of my miscarriage in June 2008.

"Rows for Remembrance was created to minister to mothers and fathers who are sometimes forgotten in traditional ministry. Some parents never hold a baby in their arms, but forever hold them in their hearts. This ministry is designed to bring them a way of remembering their little ones, no matter how short the time they were carried with them.

Rows for Remembrance strives to bring hope to families who feel like their world is crashing around them. We also strive to provide a lasting memory as a comfort to the families we call our Angel Families.

If you would like to help, please see our How To Help page. If you would like to receive a blanket in memory of your child, please see our Apply For A Blanket page."


  1. Hello! I know you don’t know me, but we’ve got something in common. I got your blog address off the Stirrup Queen’s blogroll and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind helping me help a couple who is trying to add a little one to their family. We’re holding a silent auction for them this weekend (Friday and Saturday) on and need help getting the word out! We would love it if you would spread the word via social media or here on your blog. Additionally, we are always looking for more donations to auction off, so if you or someone you know might be interested in making a donation, all the information is under the donate tab. If you have any questions or would be willing to post a pre-written blog post about the auction and the sponsored couple, please contact Kristin at Thanks in advance for taking the time to consider this!

  2. Congrats on that gorgeous little boy you have!

    I also loved the blanket. I have seen you around in the blogosphere but never really came to your abode. It is nice. I love your subtle sense of humour.

    iclw #36

  3. What a sweet blanket. How thoughtful of someone to send that to you as a remembrance of your angel.

    visiting from ICLW

  4. Crochet blankets are beautiful and it is a very thoughtful gift...I have learnt to crochet and hopefully can make one like this

  5. Such a gorgeous blanket to remember your little one... love always xoxo

  6. I love what you are doing for all the women out there who have and are suffering from infertility. You stand as hope. As someone who can relate, actually relate. I remember when I was going through my infertility issues I would have really benefited from reading a blog like yours.
    Gorgeous blanket x *hugs*

  7. Great blog! Congrats on your little boy.

    All the best!

  8. Hello from ICLW! Congratulations on your son. I know the pains of loss as well and I lvoe what you are doing for other women and families who have experienced it as well.

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  10. hello from ICLW.

    Congratulations on your son. The blanket you have is lovely, and makes me consider doing something along those lines for my recent loss. I wanted to do something in memory, and that seems like something fitting


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