Role at IntegraMed: Outside Consultant/Community Manager for Attain Fertility
Work background: I’m the community manager for Attain Fertility, meaning I help develop content for the Attain Fertility blog and manage our community on Facebook and Twitter. I’m also a recovering attorney, blogger, photographer and social media consultant. So basically, I have a very short attention span. I fell into the social media world after I started writing the blog Lawyer Mama in 2006, and I’ve never looked back. I’m a contributing editor for the political blog MOMocrats and I was a founding member of the popular parenting blog D.C. Metro Moms. My writing has appeared in the Washington Post and been syndicated in newspapers and online publications across the country.
Most memorable work moment: The first time I ever argued a motion in court. I had spent hours preparing, I knew my arguments, I had my outline, but I opened my mouth and…. froze. I sat there in stunned silence for at least 40 minutes…. Well, it was actually only about 10 seconds, but it felt like 40 minutes! I still cringe when I think about it, but it’s never happened again because I got the worst out of my system my very first time.
Personal interests: Is sleeping a personal interest? Seriously though, I enjoy swimming, reading, photography and hanging out with my family.
Personal background: I am originally from Louisiana but I’m also an Air Force brat, so I grew up all over the world. After swearing I would never marry a military man, I did exactly that. My husband retired from the Navy about 2 years ago and, after almost 10 years in the DC area, we moved down to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I have two extremely energetic little boys, 3 cats, a dog, a turtle and way too many shoes.
My POV: I bring the perspective of someone dealing with infertility to Attain Fertility. While trying to have a family, the husband and I discovered that it’s not always as easy as you think. After multiple miscarriages, many tests, a hair raising pregnancy and birth, and a river of salty tears, we finally had a beautiful little boy…. followed 15 months later by another one. Despite the fact that we didn’t think that was possible. Now, almost 8 years after we started this whole emotionally fraught fertility roller coaster, we’re on the ride again and trying for number 3. After a year, we already know it’s not going to be short or easy but I hope that by sharing my experiences I can make the quest for a baby a little easier for others. Just like many of you, I’m in the infertility weeds and I’m committed to sharing my story so that we can have an open conversation about infertility.