Holidays & Special Occasions


9 Gift Ideas for Girls Getting Their First Period

A girl’s first menstrual cycle can be scary and confusing; these gifts for girls getting her first period will give her the reassurance and support she needs. My nine gift ideas are perfect for daughters, little sisters, and best friends because they help girls prepare for a lifetime of menstruation. Best of all, these gifts will strengthen your relationship with […]

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Not Pregnant at Christmas? How to Survive the Holidays

If you want to be pregnant but you’re not, Christmas is the most disappointing time of year. Here are a few emotional, physical, and spiritual tips for surviving the holidays. One way to cope with not being pregnant at Christmas is to avoid the holiday season altogether. I’ve spent a few Christmases in Mexico and Hawaii, and found that it […]


Easter Fertility Tips – Are You Ready to Get Pregnant?

Easter and fertility are intertwined: eggs, bunnies, new life. If you’re ready to get pregnant, check out these Easter fertility tips. Maybe you’ll conceive a baby at Easter, and maybe you’ll give birth at Christmas! You can always hope, and try… Before the tips, a quip: “The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.  Still […]


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How to Survive Christmas When You Can’t Get Pregnant

Figuring out how to survive Christmas holidays when you can’t get pregnant is tough, but not impossible! These tips for overcoming infertility depression (or just the frustration of not getting pregnant) are from Harold Levinson, MD. Here’s what he says about people struggling with depression… “Depressed people don’t always respond well to holidays and vacations, when others appear happy and life seems beautiful,” says […]


How to Cope With Infertility Depression Over the Holidays

If you’re dealing with infertility depression over the holidays, try these tips for coping. Not getting pregnant is hard at any time of the year, but it can be worse at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a little sadder not to have kids — not to get pregnant — over the holiday season, and my suggestions below won’t erase that sadness […]

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How to Get Pregnant on Vacation

These ten tips for getting pregnant on vacation will give your holiday a whole new meaning (honeymoon baby!). If you want a baby, you need to increase the romance and decrease the stress of trying to get pregnant. Some women get pregnant on an exotic holiday because they’re relaxed and de-stressed. When I was on vacation in Maui recently, I realized […]


Coping With Infertility Over the Christmas Holidays

The Christmas holidays aren’t easy for couples coping with infertility. These tips for enjoying Christmas — not just surviving the holiday season — may help you cope with not being pregnant. “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having […]

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Ways to Cope With Infertility Depression on Thanksgiving Day

If you can’t get pregnant and are coping with infertility depression on Thanksgiving Day – remember that you’re not alone! About 10% of couples trying to get pregnant have fertility problems. “As month after month of prayers go unanswered, we can begin to wonder if God is even there,” writes Julie Irwin Zimmerman in A Spiritual Companion to Infertility. “Anger […]