Hello and welcome! I’m Benita.
Some people call me B.
I’m a mother of four boys, writer, entrepreneur and Australian farmer.
I’m on a mission to live my best life and help others to do the same.
I believe in the power of vulnerability through storytelling to start and shape meaningful conversations.
I’m passionate about supporting and empowering women, and facilitating authentic discussion around topics encountered on the journey of motherhood like endometriosis, infertility, miscarriage, IVF, pregnancy and mental health.
Read more about my story and how trying to conceive our babies impacted me, and led me to write The Art of Trying.
The Art of Trying
Have you ever wanted something so badly, yet no matter how hard you tried, for a time you couldn’t achieve it?
Do you long for a baby and are going through treatment to become pregnant?
Are you having a hard time coping with infertility?
I did too.
The Art of Trying is an intimate account of my journey to conceive our children, stemming from the journal that I kept over that seven year period. I’ve not held anything back – I go deep into the dark, and the light, of what I experienced and what I learned – about infertility and treatments, loss, mental health, the strength of my mind and body, and my relationships – to receive the most precious gifts in life.
Here’s what Mandy from Sydney said about The Art of Trying:
“There is more to this book than just one couple’s fascinating conception journey told with genuine warmth, spirit and naked honesty. Benita’s passion and sincerity comes through to the reader; you are there with her – on the tractor, or at the kitchen bench at the farm, as she brings you along to shed light on subjects that are too often kept in the dark.
Anyone who is struggling, or has struggled, with infertility will find solace and solidarity in this story. Anyone who is supporting someone else’s struggles will benefit enormously from better understanding the raw, complex road that they face. But this book offers more than just insight; it is an enlightening, entertaining and engaging read that dives into a world that looks similar and yet is quite distant from our own.”
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I’d love to know more about you. Let’s connect!