I am a woman in my thirties, 37 to be exact, who is dealing with the stress and frustrations of balancing a career, husband, family (or lack there of) and weight issues. My husband and I have been married for 3 years, together for 6. We have been unsuccessful at getting pregnant and had 4 unsuccessful attempts at IUI. We’ve put off IVF for now. We have also opened our home on three separate occasions to foster children, one continues to float through the system and another went back to his parents. We currently have a two year old who will hopefully be TPR’d in September. We have 4 cats, his, hers and ours (one came with the house), and a dog who thinks I belong to her, not the other way around. I am a Special Education Teacher at a charter school who is in her second career, but still hasn’t figured out quite what she wants to be when she grows up yet. My husband is a nurse who visits patients in their homes and is awesome at what he does. I have had Lapband surgery which continues to cause me issues and my husband recently had a gastric bypass. Hopefully this blog will be an outlet for me, an opportunity for people to share some stories and discuss what it means to be in your dirty 30s.