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The Best Things in Life (That Are) Free

You’re saving for ART. You’re bored and distracted. You’re bummed that you have to go this route and that you have to be prudent about your spending at the same time. It’s time to get creative. Here are some suggestions for places to spend your time only — not your money.

  1. The Library. Libraries are the best. Everything is free! You can do research (you must have dozens of ART questions right now), people watch, and it’s air-conditioned. Clomid hot flashes be damned!
  2. Online communities. Connect with other women who are TTC. Find a cycle buddy. Learn all those infertility acronyms: DH, BFN, BFP(!!), Share your stories, provide support, listen and learn. We’re partial to Fertile Thoughts.
  3. RESOLVE. If you haven’t heard of them already, let us introduce you. “The mission of RESOLVE is to provide timely, compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and to increase awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy.” This amazing national organization is always looking for volunteers, event participants and advocates. Click here to get involved.
  4. Museums. Let’s just call it art during ART. That’s corny. Sorry. But the idea of taking in some serious culture, walking a little, and enjoying the air-conditioned indoors (it’s hot!) sounds perfect right now. Admission is usually free. Why not enjoy the tortured life of some long-gone artist and take a break from your own angst?