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My Infertility Story — How I Got The Baby I Was Meant To Have

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Apr 23, 2017

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. Here’s my infertility story and how I became a mother via egg donation.  #NIAW #ListenUp Throughout my life I was led to believe it was no big deal to conceive a baby in my forties. Back then, when people asked me (as they so often do ask women in their…

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Single, 42 and Infertile But I Still Gave Birth To My Baby

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Mar 4, 2017

As a child, I was obsessed with babies. If anyone asked me if I wanted kids when I grew up, I would exuberantly respond that I wanted eleven babies (I know, right? Eleven??). I distinctly remember stalking a pregnant mother in my neighborhood, asking if I could care for her child once it was born.…

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How Being A Single Mom Makes You Better At Dating

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Feb 10, 2017

Being a Single Mom can be lonely at times and make you yearn for a partner. To make matters worse dating as a Single Mom can feel like an uphill batter against an endless shortage of time, money and energy. My son is still young, and I can barely fathom dating. And, yet, I see…

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Teaching Love Through Imitation

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 16, 2017

When I proactively chose to become a Solo Mom, I knew parenting would become my spiritual practice. We know that children learn more from imitation than from what we actually tell them.

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My 2017 Promises to YOU!

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 1, 2017

This year, my hope is that you will learn everything I know about becoming a single mom by choice, fertility issues, and using a sperm donor and egg donor to conceive. But even more, I hope it inspires you to take whatever path to motherhood (or not) that feels right. As you may know, my…

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Infertility Made Me Stronger

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Nov 21, 2016

Infertility made me stronger–it’s true.  When I first learned I was infertile I would have never guessed that it would fundamentally change me for the better. After several years of hemming and hawing, I had only just come to terms with having a baby solo.  I didn’t have a partner yet, so it was time…

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How the Donor Origins Conversation Is Really Going With My Son — I Never Expected This!

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Oct 20, 2016

When I decided to use donor sperm and egg to conceive my child, I never anticipated the way in which the donor origins conversation would played out with my son. I did my research about how to talk to my child about his donor origins. I wasn’t nervous or anxious about broaching the topic with…

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How Did I Choose My Sperm Donor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Oct 12, 2016

How did I choose my sperm donor in a way that uniquely matched my personality and priorities.

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6 Reasons You Didn’t Even Realize That You Need A ‘Fertility Doula’

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Oct 6, 2016

Singles and couples struggling with infertility need support too. If you’ve ever tried to get pregnant when anything other than good old fashioned sex is involved, you know it can be confusing and taxing. A fertility doula can help. Both singles and couples who need to use artificial insemination, IVF, or a sperm donor, egg…

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