I’m Thinking of Skipping My Birthday This Year

The last birthday I skipped was when I turned 6. I was in the hospital, having my second surgery for a ruptured appendix, and the nurses asked me if I wanted to wear a badge that said, “Birthday Girl.” “Today’s not my birthday,” I said. “It is!” they said. “You’re turning 6!” “It’s not my birthday, …

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News of the Duh: It’s Expensive to Be Infertile

This afternoon, I was tap-tap-tapping away at my keyboard, when my phone buzzed with a text message from Adam. ADAM: Honey, I'm sorry, but can you help me clarify something about fertility stuff? Is the $5,000 cap for ALL fertility drugs? I thought the financial aid person at the clinic said it was just for …

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