My Infertility Journey ended in Child-free living, but my quest to
educate & inform others of the emotional turmoil of IF hasn’t.


Why name a blog “Apron Strings for Emily” when the most common reference to actual apron strings is either about being tied to one or needing to be cut from one?

My husband came up with the name of this blog, knowing that the song “Apron Strings” from Everything But The Girl was probably my most favorite song in the world. What he didn’t expect was that this blog and that song would be pretty much the run­ning theme for what I “needed” to blog about.

For me, the song “Apron Strings” is all about long­ing. When put in con­text with infer­til­ity, it becomes specif­i­cally a long­ing for a child. If you haven’t had a chance to read the lyrics to the song, feel free to read it here. Then let me know what you think.

With our decision to live Child-free after infertility, this song has taken on a new meaning. Now … instead of that long­ing for a child … I am now long­ing for the under­stand­ing from oth­ers that liv­ing child- free after infer­til­ity was not an easy deci­sion to make. And let­ting go of these apron strings continues to be quite a difficult task.


Related Posts:

Autumn Sountrack & Apron Strings
Tied to the Apron

Fun, rather amusing posts about Emily’s taste in music:

Little Fifteen
Emily the Groupie is Dead