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The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Who’s with Me?

Take a look at these statistics from the CDC: Infertility (Data are for the U.S.)  Number of women ages 15-44 with   impaired fecundity (impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a baby to term): 6.7 million Percent of women ages 15-44 with impaired fecundity: 10.9% Number of married women ages 15-44 that are infertile (unable to get pregnant after at least ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday:  For Friends and Family

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: For Friends and Family

You probably know someone who has been affected by infertility.  Maybe it’s a close friend that has suffered a miscarriage.  Maybe there’s a co-worker that is still childless after many years.  There may even be a close family member that has chosen to remain silent about their struggles but are still devestated by the heartbreak of dealing with infertility. Part ... Read More »

Resolve to Know More…101 Ways to Have a Baby

Resolve to Know More…101 Ways to Have a Baby

“This is our oldest son, Joey, I gave birth to him…” I begin to introduce my children to the curious lady at the check-out lane.  She furrows her eyebrows as if this is an oxymoron.  “This is Josh and Johnny, they joined our family through adoption.  They were born in Ukraine, they’re the same age but not biological brothers.  We brought them ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Preemies

Last weekend we celebrated Cassie and Callie’s birthday.  Their birth day, the day they were actually born was such a day of trauma I try to think less about that day and more about how far they have come.  Here is a blog post about the survival rates of preemies.  Our girls were born at 26 weeks and weighed 2lbs2oz ... Read More »

Welcome to my New Website!

“What do you write about?”  people ask. “I write about becoming a mom and being a mom.” I answer.  I want to give hope and compassion to those who are struggling with infertility and loss, but I also want to provide light-hearted encouragement to those who are now moms.  I have decided to combine my two blogs (Barren to Bonkers! ... Read More »

Faith-Based Infertility Support Group

I will be teaching a workshop on Faith-Based Infertility at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 9am-12pm. If you or someone you know would benefit from some HOPE then pass this along! Faith, Fertility, and Family Building Infertility Support Group -Cindy Rasmussen www.cindy-rasmussen.com       Read More »

National Adoption Awareness Month: A Sweet Story

National Adoption Awareness Month: A Sweet Story

As part of National Adoption Awareness month the Today Show has been highlighting adoption stories. Read this sweet story of a couple from the Netherlands that adopts from the U.S.: Dutch Family Adopts Daughter from America -Cindy Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: “Think of Three”

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The Thursday Thinker

The Thursday Thinker

Life is uncertain. One of our preschool teacher’s grown daughters woke up one morning and saw black and spots. She went in to get it checked out and found out she has stage 4 brain cancer. She is in her late 30’s has a 3-year old and 15-month old twins. How can that be? I don’t know if her twins ... Read More »

“The CYCLE: Living the Taboo Forum”

“The CYCLE: Living the Taboo Forum”

This is what the public needs to know about. This is what needs to be presented in the media to give the facts about infertility and those who suffer from it. You have to check this documentary that is being made by Irina Vodar. We all love to hear about the infertility stories that end with the mother holding her ... Read More »