File this under “YUCK”

When I was growing up during the Flower-Child 60s, let’s just say that sanitary pads were a tad different than they are today. For starters, they had long thin gauze tails on each end that we ever-so- delicately threaded through a sanitary belt! Yup, a sexy little elastic number that we wore around our waists and hoped to God [...]

By | 2017-07-06T16:15:34+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Blog, Front Page|0 Comments

Learning to Self-Advocate (Part 2)

I’m not going to lie. My first year in Seattle over 30 years ago was hell. I arrived not knowing a soul, with no job and no prospects, and oh yeah, no housing or transportation. But I somehow convinced myself that my passion for disseminating the incredible value of the Fertility Awareness Method would be enough to sustain me. [...]

By | 2017-05-25T15:21:53+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Blog, Front Page|2 Comments

Fertile Memories from an Old Fuzzy Picture

When I was 25 years old, I spent an incredible year volunteering on a kibbutz in Israel. You can imagine that back then fertility was the furthest thing from my mind. Instead, I would wake up before dawn, drag myself out of bed and walk in the freezing cold across the kibbutz to the cafeteria, where the only people [...]

By | 2017-05-01T15:14:34+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Blog, Front Page|2 Comments

Celebrating the first period with ethnic food — the last with a hand-off

When my niece got her first period 10 years ago, I decided that this date was worthy of celebrating every year moving forward. So every single August 28th , I take her to lunch at an ethnic restaurant, figuring that this way, not only do we commemorate that life- changing day, but I share with her a love [...]

By | 2016-12-20T16:45:20+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Blog, Front Page|0 Comments

What Do Baths Have To Do With Orgasms?

One of the hardest things for some women to admit is that they’ve never had an orgasm, and they often assume that they are the only ones. Actually, a woman’s ability to achieve an orgasm is much more complex than a man’s, and often requires just the right ambience, to say nothing of technique. One of the best [...]

By | 2016-11-29T17:59:13+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Blog, Front Page|0 Comments

A Little Chuckle to Divert You After the Election

A few weeks ago, after a grueling meeting working on TCOYF fertility app updates with my partners in Bellingham, Washington, I was looking forward to the relaxing train ride back to my home in Seattle. But a minute before it was supposed to arrive in the station, they announced that boulders had crashed onto the tracks between the two cities, [...]

By | 2016-11-16T16:12:24+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Blog, Front Page|0 Comments

How Cats Turn Brains to Mush

There are few types of love more powerful than the love of one’s child, unless, of course, it's the love of one’s cat. Say, what? That’s right. There is a select group of people for whom the love of their cat is enough to make them do irrational things like, oh, not travel for 12 years lest their [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:50+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Blog, Front Page|1 Comment

My Kindergarten Year in Southern France

When I was four years old, my father was a professor at UCLA on sabbatical in France teaching at the University of Toulouse. So my family lived in a small village just outside of Toulouse for a year. It was magical. The only problem was that I was so afraid of losing my balance on the ceramic footholds on [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:50+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Blog, Front Page|1 Comment

When a Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

When I first decided to write my book back in the Stone Ages, the internet had yet to take over our lives. So at that time, the thing that kept me up nights was my concern that women could misunderstand concepts in the book, leading to either unplanned pregnancies, or not conceiving when desperately wanting to. Today, those fears [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:50+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Blog, Front Page|0 Comments

Welcome to the new TCOYF

Hello If you just happened to stumble upon my blog, or were wondering why TCOYF.com has such a different look and feel in the New Year, boy do I have some exciting news for you! TCOYF.com has been, and always will be, the place for you to learn more about my book Taking Charge of Your [...]

By | 2016-10-20T21:10:51+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments