Welcome ICLW bloggers!

To any ICLW (IComLeavWe, April 2010) bloggers dropping in, I want to point out first of all that I’m not infertile in any way, or even TTC in any way.  I know a lot about infertility and even got a certificate from FertilityFriend.com saying that I know my way around a chart… kind of.

So that’s my credential, right there.  But then again, I also I have three children who were very easy to conceive and – in the grand scheme of things – one more who was pretty easy to conceive (with two early mc’s between the last two, which led to my charting obsession)… so overall, no complaints.

Who am I?

Like it says above, I’m a fourFIVE-year-breastfeeding Yiddishe (Jewish) supermama of four (2 big, 2 little!), who writes unswervingly, cooks tenaciously, parents attachedly, gardens (semi-?) naturally, homeschools frugally, and navigates unfalteringly through the moments between the Kodak ones

Which basically means this blog is all over the place; it’s a good thing I’m not trying to make money with it!

I hope you’ll stick around even though it’s not about fertility, but I’ll understand if you need to move on.  When I was scared we were never going to be able to have more children, I just wanted to surround myself with other people who knew exactly what I was going through.  Oh, well, that and analyze pee sticks at 2ww.com!

So why am I participating?  I think ICLW is a cool meme.   Didn’t realize it was mostly a fertility-related thing when I stopped by, but that’s still great because I love reading other people’s blogs.

(you’d think the name Stirrup Queens would have tipped me off, but hey, I did live out west for a while, where stirrups are for horses!)

As for ICLW, I love the idea of unearthing new (to me) blogs… and leaving “graffiti” to let everyone know I was there.  Also nice to hear from others, for a change, because this blog only has a couple of regular readers (not including my sisters!).

So welcome, pull up a chair, stick around… and leave comments if you find something interesting!  (I am moderating comments at the moment, but usually have a <12 hour turnaround time)


  1. wow, I'm surprised to see you on ICLW... you're from my OTHER blogosphere!

    Never mind. It's cool that you're participating!

  2. Yeah, I wonder if that's weird or if I'm stepping on anyone's toes. Still, I love reading other people's conception / adoption / fertility journeys...

  3. Hello and welcome to ICLW! I love the non-IF blogs I come across - sometimes it's nice just to have a breather :) Kudos for the breastfeeding... that's astounding! And your level of planning for Shabbos... also astounding! I'm Reconstructionist, and I seem to remember to light Shabbos candles right before bed on Friday... we're trying to be better about it. I hope you have a great rest of the week and a wonderful Shabbos!

    ~Miriam (ICLW #159) Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed


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