Insight Into Infertility: Half a Duo, Raising a Duo

I had the pleasure of meeting the author behind Half a Duo, Raising a Duo at Bloggy Boot Camp in Boston last weekend.

She is a wonderful woman, who has been blogging for five years and made the leap into the blog conference world with our stop in Boston.  During our day together, she shared stories about her family, her blog, and, most importantly, that she is a long-time devotee to SITS.

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A bit more about this blogger…

The author of Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo is an identical twin, raising fraternal twin sons and is on the south side of age 50. Also known as “the grey lady”, she and her DH have been married two decades and still going strong.

Our sons are blessings via the non-traditional means of family building called Traditional Surrogacy, which is rare.

Because we had a last minute feature day cancellation today, I’m surprising Half a Duo, Raising a Duo with a feature day! Go over and give her a warm SITStah-ly welcome.

And while you’re on her blog, be sure to check out her latest post on infertility. The post, entitled Brick Walls Stretching to the Heavens, is dedicated to understanding infertility from a man’s perspective. It is something I personally have never considered before and found incredibly powerful.

About Francesca

One of two behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Believer that this community is a movement, and not just a website. Currently on a quest for unending free WiFi & stronger caffeine. I'd love to get to know you better: Find me on Twitter @FranBanducci and on Google+.
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About Francesca

One of two behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Believer that this community is a movement, and not just a website. Currently on a quest for unending free WiFi & stronger caffeine. I'd love to get to know you better: Find me on Twitter @FranBanducci and on Google+.


  1. Love the spin from a man’s point of view…

  2. I too suffered from infertility and also multiple miscarriages. I finally have my 3 babies and pray that will happen for all who are ttc! I lost 5 ended up delivering 2 babies and adopting one. I gave up on my body and said forget it! lol I am off to check out your blog!

  3. I am the other half of the Duo. Tam, so proud of you. Thank the Lord for blessing you with Andreas and the kids. Love, Terri

  4. Thank you with all my heart for the feature. Talk about shock and awe. I truly appreciate the loving and carefully worded comments to my post, which is a piece I wrote at RESOLVE’s national chapter’s request for National Infertility Week. I’d love to blog more often, I think that the comments generated by my SITS day has truly motivated me to devote more time to my craft.

  5. Oh, why the cancellation…

    Anyway…. HAPPY SITS DAY! =D

  6. She obviously cares about her readers!

  7. Happy Surprise SITS day to this lady, I’ve not seen her blog before so I’m looking forward to checking it out.

  8. Such an awesome story! The kids are sooo cute :)

  9. Wow! Now she has a story!

  10. Aw, her kids are so cute!

  11. I can’t wait to check it out :)

  12. Reading this makes you like her instantly. Cute boys! My daughter was a nanny for triplets who looked cute just like that!

  13. Surprise! can’t wait to see your blog!

  14. Who cancels on SITS?! Lol. Looks like you guys found a great replacement though. Off to check her out.

  15. Congrats on being featured.

  16. What a great name for a blog!!! Great stuff. Best wishes!

  17. I’m loving the marketing class!! So helpful!

  18. Insightful post even for those of us supporting someone currently in this situation. The twins are adorable!

  19. Eek, it’s been so long since I’ve posted here – Yay for holidays, but I’ve missed my Sistahs.

  20. Those kids are just adorable! I’m heading over to check em out :)

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  21. Love the title: Half a Duo, Raising a Duo
    I look forward to reading her blog! Heading there now…

  22. Wonderful post! Thank you!!

  23. Such a difficult issue for everyone concerned.

  24. Sounds like an inspirational lady! I am headed over to check it out.

    And if any of you are interested in my new link up, check out the blog. I am not sure how to get word out, but maybe you can help me :)

  25. I’m currently struggling with trying to conceive. I’ll check this book out. Thanks.

  26. What an awesome story… very inspiring. I think unless you have experienced infertility you don’t have the same insights, so I find it very interesting to learn from someone else.

  27. What an awesome surprise! Happy surprise SITS Day!

  28. Wow, the timing on this post is amazing. I think having this so soon after Mothers Day means a lot to some of us!

    Its hard to be a non-mommy blogger sometimes, so its nice to see sucess stories out there.

    Stop by for Random Wednesday!

  29. What a fun surprise for her!

  30. Have a great day everyone!

  31. Congrats on being featured. Raising twins is quite a task. I certainly applaud you for your devotion and love of your children. I’ll be heading over to your blog in just a few minutes to read more.

  32. Hope everybody has a great Wednesday!

  33. Happy SITS day!

  34. I’m loving all of these infertility posters. Maybe because I’m relating…Happy Surprise SITS day to her!

  35. Congratulations on the surprise feature!!!

  36. I always thought I wanted to have twins … and she makes it look easy! :)

  37. Love that duo! I have a couple of those myself :) Congrats on your surprise SITS day! Coming over to visit now…

  38. Interesting blog! I’m super curious to find out more about traditional surrogacy!

  39. Awwwwwwwww amazing – definitely gonna go stop by and say hi :D As an infertility grad myself, I love to read other women’s success stories!

    Happy Wednesday to all the SITS Girls!

  40. Great blog – I know this is a painful issue.

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