• The ‘T Word’

    April 29, 2013

    Guest Post by Megan Skaggs We don’t say it much. Twins. And when we do say it, it still cuts me to the core sometimes. I don’t think I was ever more excited and happy than the day we saw two heartbeats on that sonogram screen. When I was in college and dating my now…

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  • Forever Love

    April 27, 2013

    My son should be turning seven.  Seven. So far I’ve survived five of his birthdays without him.  Five. He was killed when he was two.  Two. It doesn’t add up.  It hasn’t since the day he was violently robbed from me and it never will.  Just thinking about another birthday without him makes me want…

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  • Just Breathe…

    April 26, 2013

    One of the most sacred moments of my life was the very first time I held Matthew. The environment and his lifeless body, neither were as I had planned, but they were what I had.  This was my hello and my goodbye.   I sat in my black dress in a chair just a few feet…

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  • Return to Joy

    April 25, 2013

    Guest Post by Carrie I so rarely take the time to sit STILL anymore, to liberate my thoughts.  Amidst the stack of work needing to be done for my bookkeeping clients, the homework assignment that was due an hour ago and all of the planning to be done surrounding this film, I feel compelled to…

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  • 10 Commandments for Surviving Mother’s Day

    April 25, 2013

    Mother’s Day, a hallmark event filled with joy and happiness, can be a sad reminder of what some women are not holding in their arms. I’ve spent the past four Mother’s Days hoping and praying that I would be celebrating Mother’s Day with a baby in my arms but here, in the year I turn…

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  • Reconceiving Loss

    April 24, 2013

    Guest Post by Tara Shafer We all understand loss in our own way and the path towards understanding is a deeply personal one. As such, the newly launched Reconceiving Loss, an online resource for pregnancy loss and healing, offers personal and communal refuge. It is for women and men and relevant to pregnancy loss occurring…

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  • Battle Wounds

    April 22, 2013

    Guest Post by Natasha Metzler I’ve heard it countless times. “Women, don’t be ashamed of those stretch marks. They mean that you’re powerful and glorious. Your body gave birth. You should be proud.” And every time I hang my head in shame. These stretch marks? I have them and I have never given birth to…

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