Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Little Diddy in HuffPost

I'm so grateful to be included in the Huffington Post article below.  Plus, it's a nice follow up to my documentary, Chill.
Ji Sub Jeong 

‘I Felt Liberated’: How Freezing Their Eggs Changed These Women’s Dating Lives For The Better
by Amanda Duberman

Jennifer Frappier froze her eggs when she was 36. A few years later, she was still single and thinking seriously about using them to become a single parent. She prepared to buy a house with an unused wedding fund and started browsing sperm donors. She figured she wouldn’t have time for dating as a single mom, so she joined Tinder just for fun.

“I thought, I’m going to go on basically my last few dates and get to know people and have fun,” she said. “Maybe if I date with no pressure or expectations, I won’t be so disappointed. It was very freeing.”

And then something completely unexpected happened: She met someone almost immediately.

Frappier’s experience isn’t unique. She’s one of several women who told HuffPost that freezing their eggs changed their dating lives for the better. One dated people who enriched her life but who she never would have considered had she not already secured her access to motherhood. Another felt a weight lift from her existing relationship that she hadn’t even realized was there. All of the women HuffPost spoke to reported feeling a new sense of boldness and levity in their dating lives after freezing their eggs, unburdened of the pressure to settle down and fast. Read on for their stories.

Friday, December 14, 2018

28 Weeks Pregnant

I can't believe how fast time is flying by.  28 weeks already!  A couple funny things have happened the last few weeks:

27 weeks:  I arrived to my 11:00 am massage appointment ten minutes early.  After chatting withe the receptionist for 10 minutes, I realized that my appointment was the next day.  At least I was at the right place, just a little early.  Prego brain is totally a real thing!

26 weeks:  Can't sit on the floor anymore to put my shoes on.  It takes too long to get up.  #totallylaughedatmyself

Friday, November 23, 2018

24 Weeks Pregnant

Baby bump pic:  24 weeks!

I started buying baby stuff, but I'm doing my best to keep it under control.  There are so many cute things to choose from.

Side note:  Items not pictured - crib, dresser, glider, car seat and the ultimate stroller. Yay for early Black Friday sales!

Friday, October 26, 2018

21 Weeks Pregnant

This week I tried on my first pair of maternity leggings.  Whoa!  I'm pretty sure that I'm never taking them off.

We also had a doctor appointment and came home with this awesome photo.  This is gonna be one cool kid!

Friday, October 19, 2018

20 Weeks Pregnant

It's small, but my baby bump is beginning to show.  I'm starting to look like a pregnant lady!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Eggology Club Podcast

If you haven't had the chance to check out the Eggology Club podcast, now is a great time to listen.  Season 2, episode 15 (duration 33:58):  Valerie and I chat about egg freezing, Chill and how much fun Ari and I had on our wedding day. Enjoy!  Let me know what you think.

Friday, April 27, 2018

A Small Dose of Our Wedding Day

Today's dose of wedding will take 3 minutes and 34 seconds of your day.  Unless you watch it multiple times like I have.  The world's hugest thank you to Cakeflix for this totally kick ass video. 

JENNI and ARI: Porcelain Skin from Cakeflix Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Monday, April 2, 2018

We're the Schneiders!

Man oh man! I keep replaying every magical moment from our wedding last weekend.  I don't even know how to express how amazing it was.  Thank you to Michael Segal Weddings for capturing so many beautiful moments.  Thank you to everyone who shared in the day and made it completely and totally awesome! 

First looks.

Under the Chuppah.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

"A Fascinating Mixture between Heart and Science"

When Chill began in December of 2011, I had no idea how it was going to turn out.  As a mater of fact, there were several times I wasn't even sure it would become a completed film.  It took a much longer than I expected, but with continued encouragement from friends and family and what I swear was a divine introduction, we finished it.  When I saw this review on IMDb,  it made me feel super-proud of what we accomplished together.

"CHILL presents us with a fascinating mixture of heart and science. Of how technology revolutionizes the concept of motherhood and family.

Jennifer Frappier is an actor, softball player and festival producer living in the height of her active professional life, however, thoughts of family have made her take the decision to extend her fertility by freezing her eggs. Jennifer takes us through her journey, first by getting to know her and her family background as well as her hopes of having the same chances of having the experience of having a family of her own and then through a more medical and technical approach where we see the science behind egg-freezing in full display. Frappier crafts a documentary that is a mixture of heart and science or more like science in the service of the heart.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

World of Women Film Fair Middle East

What a great way to start 2018! Chill is an official selection of the World of Women Film Fair Middle East, March 6-8, 2018, in Dubai.  WOW is a unique showcase of films by or about women, allowing for a different storytelling and giving another perspective of the world through women's eyes.

Oh! And I just had the first fitting for my wedding dress. Today was a pretty good day.