Why I Go to the RESOLVE New England Annual Infertility & Adoption Conference

RESOLVE New England

In 2009, after I had been dealt quite the blow with my premature ovarian failure diagnosis, Larry and I were left with lots of questions and few answers. We were in luck (as lucky as you can be with infertility) when I found out about the 21st RESOLVE New England Annual Fertility and Adoption Conference is Saturday, November 8th in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Full conference details are here and Scholarships are still available. New for this year: bring your +1 support person for FREE. ... Read on »

I Met Senator Elizabeth Warren! (My Advocacy Day 2014)

Keiko Zoll Elizabeth Warren

My calves ache. Even though I brought two extra pairs of comfortable shoes, schlepping miles back and forth between congressional offices did a number on me. Totally worth it. #IFAdvocacy Day was simply incredible. It felt amazing to be back on Capitol Hill for my third Advocacy Day after a year off. 154 advocates. 27 states. 160 congressional appointments. 2000+ letters. 3 bills. 1 goal. Congress: pass these bills to help us build our families. My #IFAdvocacy Day Highlights I ... Read on »

Act Now to Help The Family Act & The Adoption Tax Credit

I've Called, Have You?

Congress is back in session, after their nice long holiday break. Now is the perfect time to call them up and let them know that hey: infertility matters and the 7.3 million Americans living with infertility could use their legislative help. "But Keiko," I hear you saying, "It's a lame duck session." True. But just because a good chunk of these folks might be on their way out at the end of the year doesn't mean they still don't have a TON of work to do before then. Like, yanno - that whole ... Read on »

#GivingTuesday: Highlighting Important Infertility Organizations All Day!

Giving Tuesday at The Infertility Voice

Today is Giving Tuesday. Following on the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday seeks to turn that holiday spending power into holiday giving power by focusing on organizations and non-profits making a difference in our communities. For this Giving Tuesday, I'm highlighting infertility-related non-profits all day today who are doing incredible work for this community and could use your financial help. Whether you can give $5 or $50, every dollar ... Read on »

Eat, Drink and Be Merry – Or Don’t: An Infertility Holiday Survival Guide

Surviving Infertility and the Holidays

In case you missed it, the rush for the end of year holidays has begun. I find, that for the life of the infertile, that dash begins right around Hallowe'en, although Back to School season has begun creeping in on this territory, too. From Hallowe'en it's practically light warp speed straight to Christmas. Forget Thanksgiving. That poor bastard of a holiday's been left in the dust. And Hanukkah? Well... we get our seasonal endcaps filled with gelt, blue and silver decorations, and cheap ... Read on »

2012 Annual Paths to Parenthood Conference This Saturday, Nov. 3rd

RESOLVE New England 2012 Annual Paths to Parenthood Fertility Treatments, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

As many of you know, RESOLVE New England is an organization near and dear to my heart. They were there for Larry and I from practically day one of our infertility journey and continue to be there for us now in this new stage of our journey. For the past three years, I have attended their Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices & Adoption Conference. It's been interesting to see how my role is shifted: first as wide-eyed newly diagnosed attendee to Board member and volunteer to staff member ... Read on »

Awesomesauce Around the ALI Blogosphere

RNE 2012 BlogHer PSA 300x250

This has been a crazy week, for a variety of reasons. There's a lot going on around the ALI blogosphere, so I wanted to make sure you're all in the loop. Check out all the events and fun stuff happening around the fertility web right now: The Creme de la Creme List is Now Open! Mel at Stirrup Queens has opened her seventh annual Creme de la Creme list for 2012. Go back through your blog archives for this year: what was your BEST post? Another way to think of it: which post would you be ... Read on »

New Hampshire: Call your State Senators RIGHT NOW to oppose HB217! (UPDATED)

No seriously, call them RIGHT NOW.

  Jump to the update below ↓ (And because the most spectacular flame war to ever hit this blog happened, comments are now turned off, for everyone's sake.) I have literally been juggling three different browser windows and on the phone with New Hampshire lawmakers this morning. This has snuck up on us fast, folks and now we're playing catch up. In a nutshell, New Hampshire is trying to amend the current homicide statute to include fetal death through a bill called HB217. Here's ... Read on »

2011 RESOLVE of New England Conference Live Blog

Welcome to the 2011 RESOLVE of New England Infertility & Adoption Conference Live Blog! I'll be posting throughout the day with the most recent updates at the top of this post. I'll also be live-tweeting from both @miriamshope & @ResolveNewEng with hashtag #RNE2011. Follow along with me today as I share gems and insights from the largest fertility conference of its kind on the East Coast! Latest updates will be at the top of this post. 4:14pm: I'm totally going to the participatory yoga ... Read on »

RESOLVE of New England Conference is This Saturday!

It's that time of year again... time for the Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices, and Adoption Conference hosted by RESOLVE of New England this Saturday, November 5, 2011! Last year I live-blogged the event. This year I'll be live-tweeting the event (along with a host of others). You can join in virtually on all the fun by following @ResolveNewEng and #RNE2011 on Twitter. Even though I've been to the conference for the past two years, there's still plenty of information for me to pick ... Read on »