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On being a “good enough” mom

It has been 2 years since I wrote this post, and 3 since the death of my mom. There is something about the anniversary of life changing events that brings about reflection. I have tried, each year, to carve out time for myself to really stop and consider how all of this has changed me. […]

Dealing with Preschool Bullying

One of my worst fears going into my parenting journey was having to deal with bullying once we get to that stage in our kid’s life. I’ve spent countless hours thinking and reading about bullying and how I would handle a situation in which my daughter was bullied, or if she was the one doing […]

Autoimmune Disorders/Chronic Illnesses and Parenting

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, autoimmune diseases affect up to 50 million in the United States. While there are many different types of autoimmune diseases, the basic common denominator is that the immune system attacks healthy cells. Depending on the type of disorder, the immune system may attack different body tissues or organs. I went […]

Grandparents & Managing Expectations

Growing up, my husband and I both spent a lot of time with grandparents. Many of my favorite memories are of staying the night at my Grandma’s house, who only lived a few minutes from us. I don’t know that my parents really had many nights “off” where we all stayed with my grandparents, but […]

Egg Donation from the Donor Perspective

I’m writing this post anonymously because not all of our family members know that we’ve gone through the egg donation process previously and I’d prefer this story not to be searchable by my icon. My donations aren’t something I publicize, but there are a few people in my life who know that I’ve been an egg donor. […]

Celibacy

The Mr. and I haven’t had any type of sex in almost 2 years now. I think there are multiple reasons for this, but they all have to do with me. After our son was born, I was a little bit cautious about sex for a bit. I wasn’t really interested because I had just […]

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Looking for the heartbeat…

Last Thursday I reached the 6 week mark in my pregnancy. It felt so exciting to hit that milestone! I googled a whole lot and saw a few sites (including this one and this one too) that said that by that point the risk of miscarriage goes down to 10% or lower, so I started to believe that […]

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