Extra Mom Guilt

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc There are great communities of support online, including on Inspire, Facebook and Twitter, for all different life circumstances – including infertility. I believe these resources are a wonderful complement to support groups like those offered by RESOLVE New England (RNE) or a helpful alternative for those who do not have in-person support nearby […]

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Lucky Charms – Superstition and Infertility

By Vivian Samson As we near Saint Patrick’s Day, it seems that everywhere you turn, you see leprechauns, pots of gold and four-leaf clovers. People swear by the “Luck of the Irish” and it is also considered lucky to kiss someone Irish. We don’t stop to think twice about these and other superstitions; they are […]

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Is a peer support group right for me?

By RESOLVE New England At RESOLVE New England (RNE), we offer a variety of Peer Support Groups, led by people who understand the unique challenges and stresses of dealing with infertility and the many varied paths to family building. All of our Peer Group leaders are volunteers who have experience with infertility. While they are […]

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Creating Your Adoption Profile: Five Considerations for Prospective Adoptive Families

By Amy S. Cohen, LICSW The adoption process has changed greatly over the last 30 years. In the past, the majority of adoptions were closed. Birth parents had no say in where their child would be placed. They could not choose an adoptive family, meet prospective parents, or share their desires about the cultural, spiritual, and […]

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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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