Archive for July, 2008

At A Loss for Words


Recently one of my clients confided in me that she and her husband are trying to have a baby and are suffering from infertility. She just finished yet another attempt at IVF that didn't even yield a single egg worthy of extraction. She is 38 years old. She told me ...

Our Children, Ourselves


I was watching The View on ABC this morning, and they featured a number of guests addressing the subject of plastic surgery. It was a combination of both individuals and doctors sharing their experiences.I was particularly struck by a mother and young daughter who were on the show. ...

Phases of Life


My dad is turning 90 in September, and my sister and I are in discussion about planning a surprise party for him. Nothing super elaborate or large, but something special, heartfelt and memorable for all involved.Last night, I attended a wedding for a third cousin with my dad. ...

One Great Child


I was at the pool over the holiday weekend, and someone from my community, who I don't know, spotted Seth in the pool and asked if he was my only one?I found myself feeling defensive. Not just for myself as a mom, but protective in a sense for Seth. ...