Sunday, June 2, 2013

781st Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership. Anyone can submit news to LFCA by clicking here.

Lost and Found is open to anyone in the
infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, pregnancy-and-parenting after infertility, assisted conception, living child-free after infertility or loss community (as well as anyone I inadvertently missed on that list). Please support the list as well as anyone posting announcements below.

Connections Abound

  • IComLeavWe: the June IComLeavWe list is now open.
  • Project: Another month has passed and the May public holidays in France are over, so it's time for another installment of lostintranslation's Cultural Differences series! The topic this time: May Day. Yes, all those May public holidays, the never-ending series of long weekends and especially the importance of the workman's holiday, May 1st. Hop over to her blog and share how May Day is observed (or not) and/or what public holiday is the most important one in your corner of the world!
  • Project: Teresa is talking about finding purpose over on her blog.  Join the discussion.
  • Project: Too Many Fish To Fry would like to invite everyone to a summer project, called Project Dreamcatcher. Do you have a dream or a project you've always wanted to pursue? It can be anything from planting a garden to writing a screenplay to planning a dream vacation to learning how to cook. Project Dreamcatcher  is a way to help get you motivated and on the right path. It's free and hopefully will be really fun. All you need is a blog and a dream! Click here for more.
  • Research: If you would like to participate in infertility research (and enter to win an Amazon gift card), go here and complete this survey!  Maria Rothenburger, the researcher, is a fellow IFer and PhD Candidate who wants to know more about how one can experience positive changes after infertility (who knew?).  Check it out, and please pass it on!"
  • Name Change: "Just a heads-up to any readers that Dear Finley has had a name change. It is now The Stars Apart, and I have purchased the corresponding domain name for the site. Any existing links or bookmarks to the old blogger domain will automatically redirect to the new address."
  • First Time Reading the LFCA: If this is your first time reading the LFCA or you need a refresher about how the LFCA works, please read this post. It has everything you need to know about getting your news in the LFCA.
  • Quicklink Resources: Regular ALI Blogroll: If you would like your blog added to the ALI blogroll, please email me directly with your blog url and category pick. More information about being added is contained in that link. Password-Protected Blogroll: If you would like your password-protected blog added to the blogroll, please fill out the form.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES (celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me date at any point and I'll post them on the correct day)
  • Stirrup Queens (uh... me) is celebrating her birthday.  Go over and sing her a little song.
  • A Little Sweetness is also celebrating her birthday.  Go have a slice of cake with her.
  • Here We Go Again is also celebrating her birthday.  Go over and sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Nickee at Nickee Coco recently lost her mother-in-law and is struggling to make sense of this sudden and unexpected tragedy.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT AND CELEBRATIONS (scary scans, anxious waits, OHSS, and a host of other reasons why these bloggers could use some additional support right now. Also, celebratory retrievals, transfers, and other good news)
  • None Today.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company. Blurbs running underneath the "new" line are from this week, and the ones above that line will disappear on Sunday. Please do not re-list bedrest blurbs.
  • None Today.
  • None Today.
  • Keiko at The Infertility Voice had her baby boy on Mother's Day, five weeks early! Judah is in the NICU but doing well, and mom is hanging in. Go send her some love!
  • Go wish Stinky a hearty congratulations on the birth of her long-awaited baby after recurrent miscarriages, a translocation diagnosis, and much much more!
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