Is There a Place for a Man Cave in the Family-Building Journey?

by Kristen Darcy In a word, YES. There is a special place for men to escape and contemplate life. I define it as “The Man Cave:” The Man Cave: A place for escape especially for males, perhaps your husband or partner. An opportunity to retreat when contemplating a given challenging situation. A space used for the […]

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Kicking the Sh*t out of Option B

By Ellen S. Glazer For members of the RESOLVE New England community who didn’t catch it, the title of this blog is a “revised” quote from Sheryl Sandberg’s moving graduation speech at the University of California at Berkeley in May. Speaking of her profound grief following the sudden death of her husband, Sandberg says that […]

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Remembering

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc It made it seem extra cruel that it was such a gorgeous morning – one of those bright blue sky, chill in the air, September days that make you actually feel excited for summer to give way to autumn. Of course in the scheme of the unimaginable horror and sorrow of […]

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Why I Walk

By Kirsten Reitter DeSorbo A few days following our second miscarriage, my family and I walked down to our local coffee shop to enjoy a Sunday morning treat. I had just spent the past few days doing my best to parent our 2 ½ year-old daughter when all I wanted to do was retreat under […]

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Find your people

By Kristen Sabelis Last November, I attended the RESOLVE New England (RNE) annual conference as a parent panel member. At the conference, Kate Weldon LeBlanc, RNE Executive Director, talked about the importance of finding your people. Whoever those people are, it is important to build a sense of community with others whom you identify with. […]

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Honoring My Grief

By: Laura LaCascia-Ehlert I have been silently grieving for ten months. It started when IVF did not work out in our favor. That was the day my grief started, but it wasn’t until months later that I became aware I was grieving. I wondered during those months why do I struggle with concentration, why can […]

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Our Story: The Reward is Worth the Wait

By Matt Krawczyk   It was around 2pm when I listened to the message on my cell phone. After taking a few minutes to gather my thoughts, I messaged my wife Vanessa to tell her that I was leaving the office early, and then I quietly packed up my things and headed home. It wasn’t […]

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How to Adopt a Child in Massachusetts

By Nancy Rosenhaus Are you considering adopting a child in Massachusetts? Adoption is a beautiful way to grow your family and provide a child with a loving, forever home. Choosing to adopt a baby is the start of an incredible journey. It is a journey of love, patience, and at times, paperwork. If you are […]

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It’s never too early–or late–to be aware of postpartum depression

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc May is Maternal Mental Health month, and I do not want it to end without RESOLVE New England (RNE) doing our part to help raise awareness. I think the most familiar maternal mental health term is postpartum depression (PPD), but “perinatal mental illnesses” is a more accurate term because many women […]

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Advocacy Day at a Glance

By Crystal Wilson Tyler and I just got back from an amazing trip to Washington DC to advocate on behalf of all Veterans with Service Connected injuries that result in the need for Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART), including in-vitro fertilization (IVF). We worked with two organizations at the forefront of advocating for changing this gap in […]

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