• 10 Tips For Returning To Work After Baby Loss

    April 10, 2018

    Returning to work after losing your baby can be scary. What do you do? What do you say? When is the right time to actually go back? There were 10 things that helped me to ease back into working life after losing my son. These things helped me to be patient with myself and be…

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  • The Healing Power of Pets After Loss

    April 10, 2018

    When my baby, Lucy, passed away at just a day old, I felt as though I’d become purposeless. Everything I thought I was, everything my life was supposed to be, it all disappeared the moment her heart stopped beating. In the early weeks after she was gone, my husband and I basically shut ourselves up…

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  • I have always loved the seasons

    Seasons of Change

    April 9, 2018

    I love the seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Each season has its own sort of sparkle and magical quality. Spring makes me think of growth, rebirth, fresh air, and things coming anew after being stagnant. To me, Summer means fun, vibrant, outdoors, physical activity, and exploring. Fall might be my favorite season of all.…

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  • Some Reflections on Grief and Control

    April 9, 2018

    Grief has many faces. Perhaps there are tears or anger or breakdowns. But grief is intensely personal. I am the face of grief that is considered stoic and strong. After the intensity of the new pain, I grew a steely resolve that does not often succumb to public weeping. My vulnerability is saved for those…

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  • Will My Capacity Ever Return?

    April 8, 2018

    Last year I had a conversation with a friend who was grieving. She asked, “Will my capacity ever return?” I instantly said “No.” It had been almost 4 years at the time since I lost my firstborn daughter and 3 years since I lost my second daughter. But something didn’t sit well with me in…

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  • Angel

    I Don’t Believe My Daughter Is An Angel

    April 7, 2018

     It was such a shock when our daughter died; just 24 hours before we’d had hopes, for the future. Our premature princess was coming home. But then she didn’t. We had to sit confused; listening to how they were going to switch off her ventilator; to make sure she had last minute cuddles, to prepare…

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  • For Better, For Worse

    April 6, 2018

    In a few days, Joe and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.  Thinking back to that day, we never imagined the path our marriage would take.  With our friends and families looking on, barefoot on a beach and the gentle crash of the ocean waves in the background, we said our vows. “I, take…

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