Infertility stole the joy of motherhood | nylc11.wordpress.com

“I’m going to be a mother” was something I avoided saying out loud. Sometimes I dared to think it, but struggling with infertility left me not wanting to jinx anything. Subconsciously my mind took hold of my thoughts since somehow, my body rendered me infertile. Thirteen years I focused on getting pregnant, and when the … More Infertility stole the joy of motherhood | nylc11.wordpress.com

Mother’s Day & Depression | nylc11.wordpress.com

Mother’s Day can be challenging for many reasons. Some are sad because they cannot be with their children because of divorce, deployment, absence or death. Some are grieving the loss of their child or mother. Some are angry or sad because they cannot have a child because of infertility. Some are depressed because their sadness … More Mother’s Day & Depression | nylc11.wordpress.com

Montessori vs. Traditional Kindergarten | nylc11.wordpress.com

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician who is known for her passionate and pioneering work in early childhood development. She believed in sense learning and creative exploration letting children lead the classroom and encouraged teachers to stand back and only help when it was absolutely necessary. Dr. Montessori is known for peaceful education; therefore, it … More Montessori vs. Traditional Kindergarten | nylc11.wordpress.com

How to avoid giving unsolicited advice | nylc11.wordpress.com

Fact: there have been more times in my life where I just wanted to get something off my chest and it unraveled a slew of unsolicited “advice”. I’ve covered some of these opinions in my various blogs and even more in my book, Love, Faith and Infertility — A story of hope and Special Forces.  … More How to avoid giving unsolicited advice | nylc11.wordpress.com

Welcome to Infertility – Nina’s Top 3 List | nylc11.wordpress.com

Hi and welcome. You’re new here and I understand you certainly didn’t want to be here with the rest of us infertile misfits. I am sorry what you’re about to go through. I am sorry for all the tears you will cry, the heartache, heartbreak, and suffering you will feel. I am sorry for all … More Welcome to Infertility – Nina’s Top 3 List | nylc11.wordpress.com

Nina’s Festive Venison Wellington Recipe | nylc11.wordpress.com

I am a lover of cooking shows. Masterchef and Gordon Ramsay are at the top of my list. Although I’ve never been to any of his fancy restaurants, I have tried some of his recipes and every single one has been a crowd pleaser. It’s been far too long since I’ve posted a recipe. That’s … More Nina’s Festive Venison Wellington Recipe | nylc11.wordpress.com