I feel like a fertility veteran. Five times I went into the stirrups for embryo transfer. It wasn’t fun. One of my egg retrievals, I chose not to do medication because we were only retrieving one egg. The doctor decided that two more eggs were ready and retrieved them as well. That was THE MOST … Continue reading Utilizing The Health Savings Account During Fertility
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https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jcedu-a06f5f Did you know that your Money Personality affects your decision about whether to do IVF, IUI, natural cycle IVF, or not to do fertility at all? Listen to the raw and real conversation about how a Saver and Spender made their decisions during the fertility process.
This week I was driving kids to school and I heard the following conversation. My 6 year old, "Mommy, this morning we saw a deer." "A REINDEER!!!" My 4 year old says. "No," his sister say, "They aren't real." "Yes, they are," I interject. "Can they fly?", she wanted to know. "Nope", I reply. "Is … Continue reading 10 Steps For Your Adoption/Fertility Goal
Five years ago I met a sweet little girl. I remember the first time I saw her. She came to church with her Pappo and she was dressed in the cutest little yellow dress. I was sitting in the back pew and she was in the pew right in front of us. I'm a baby … Continue reading Live With No Regrets
Whenever I meet someone that has adopted/gone through fertility or is about to go through this journey, I get so excited as if we are both a part of a club. This weekend I met a young man that has custody of his 10 month old nephew and he wants to adopt him. I loved … Continue reading The Financial Costs of Adopting a Family Member
My Fertility Story I didn’t plan on adopting. It was never part of the “when I grow up, I want to adopt” plan. Instead, I imagined that I would be 25 years old, married, with 2 kids and we’d grow into 6 kids. I was going to be a stay-at-home mom that gardened, canned, and … Continue reading Preparing Financially For Fertility and Adoption
Yesterday I was speaking to my neighbor about the Total Eclipse that we experienced. She mentioned that her son lived just north of us right in the ideal path. A guy in his town sold 400 camping sites for $50 a piece as a prime place to watch the Total Eclipse. My jaw dropped. That … Continue reading What’s Your Side Hustle?
Recently I've come to greatly appreciate our Multiple Sources Of Income, our savings, no debt, and a stocked pantry. Thursday, my husband came home to inform me that his employment had ended because the company was struggling due to the loss of some key clients. I thought I would react differently. I was calm and … Continue reading Finding Peace after Job Loss