When Babble kicked off its Best of Blogs Campaign earlier this year, you — our amazing readership! — made your voices heard and nominated your favorite blog posts. You told us what posts have touched your hearts, made you say, “YES! That’s exactly what I’m feeling,” and somehow or another made a difference in your lives.
I was SO honored to be nominated for my post, I Totally Wanted to be the Girl Who Got Knocked Up Her First Time. When I got the news, I squealed. Like, actually squealed, folks. “Someone thinks MY work belongs in a best-of eBook?!” Naturally, I had to reread the post to see what the big deal was. When I read this post for the first time since I published it, I cried.
I was not that girl who got knocked up her first time. And after losing my twins at 17-weeks pregnant back in December, I’m still waiting for a positive pregnancy test three failed IVF attempts later.
My struggle has been rough, but I know others have had it worse. When I hear stories from readers about their own struggles (and eventual triumphs!), it reminds me to keep going and to keep sharing. And when one of them nominated my post to be considered for the eBook, I was reminded why I began sharing my road to motherhood in the first place: to make a difference in the lives of others by giving a voice to lesbian family planning.
Babble’s newest eBook, Parenting Uncensored: Straight Talk from Real Moms and Dads on Getting Pregnant, hits the Interwebs today. And if I was honored and humbled just to be nominated, I’m even more honored and humbled to have made it into the book — because, let me tell you: I’m in some darn good company.
You can check out some of that incredible company this Friday, May 17, at noon (EST) when HLN’s Raising America program on CNN features one of the bloggers! After you tune in, be sure to be part of the conversation that day at 1:00 @BabbleEditors on Twitter!
Check out all the featured bloggers and get your very own copy HERE (it’s only $1.99!)
Thanks for following my journey and Happy Baby Making, everyone!
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