Lauren Manaker is a devoted mother to her 3-year-old daughter, Hannah, and her fur-baby Bella. She lives in South Carolina with her husband, Matt, and owns a virtual nutrition support and counseling service tailored to fit the needs of clients who wish to conceive or enhance pre or postnatal health. She is still trying to master the art of challah baking, but is having fun in the process.
Back when my husband and I were in the thick of our infertility journey, the last thing we were thinking about was what to do with any extra embryos. We spent more than four years and what is…equivalent to a “his and hers” pair of BMWs to conceive our daughter, Hannah, who is now 3. She is the most perfect little girl that ever graced the planet. (Don’t believe me? Just ask my mom how wonderful she is!) After she was born, our family finally felt whole and at peace. Still, we… >> Read More
There is joy in suffering. Apparently, that is a message from the book of Philippians. I can't claim that's true — I am a Conservative Jew and I really can’t believe I am quoting the New…Testament. But I was having a chat with one of my favorite friends, Ali, and she repeated this verse to me, and it really resonated. Ali couldn’t be any more different than I am. She got pregnant very easily two times — and has two gorgeous girls — and she leads groups in her church… >> Read More