• Still Listening: Small Bump

    October 31, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is one of the most suggested songs we’ve heard from you: “Small Bump” by Ed Sheeran. “You were just a small bump unborn, in four months you’re brought to life / You might be left with my hair, but you’ll have your mother’s eyes … / You were just a small…

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  • His daughter

    October 29, 2015

    It has been over two years since my oh so deeply loved daughter died and was born. I have treaded the path of mourning, healing, camaraderie in grief. I have grown and written and photographed. I have cried and choked on crying. Quietly sobbed. I have missed her in the most everyday, common moments, when…

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  • 7 Things I’ve Learned Since the Loss of My Child

    October 28, 2015

    Child loss is a loss like no other. One often misunderstood by many. If you love a bereaved parent or know someone who does, remember that even his or her “good” days are harder than you could ever imagine. Compassion and love, not advice, are what’s needed. If you’d like an inside look into why…

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  • Six Things I Wish People Knew About Grieving the Loss of a Child

    October 26, 2015

    Grieving the loss of a child is a grief that is unique. It is a loss that is still largely considered taboo, and when someone experiences the tragic loss of losing a child, there are very few societal norms that can guide family and friends when their loved one finds themselves in the path of…

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  • Still Listening: This Can’t Be Life

    October 24, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “This Can’t Be Life” by Jay Z. Hate rap? Don’t discount this one out of hand, as it’s one of the few songs out there that directly addresses stillbirth and the death of a child. “Wait, it gets worse /  Baby momma water burst / Baby came out stillborn / Still I…

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  • Looking Away

    October 23, 2015

    Dear mamas at the weekend women’s event, I know you were probably hoping for a getaway from the everyday struggles of life. No interruptions. No cooking and cleaning and little ones underfoot. No heaviness. No reminders of the drudgery of life on planet earth. Something happy…and light…and uplifting…and easy. I notice when you step up…

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  • On Deep Pain and Deep Emotions

    October 22, 2015

    In DC, about a year and a half ago, I grabbed the car keys and our baby-bug-out bag, and headed to the hospital. Our little guy was due any day now, so my wife and I fully expected to either sheepishly return home in an hour if this was a false alarm, or come back…

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