Welcome to Still Standing Magazine

June 1, 2016

A little over two months ago this idea for an online magazine for bereaved parents and infertility popped into my head. I left Blissdom in February feeling like I could do anything I set my heart to. When I began dropping hints about the idea on my facebook page, the response was overwhelming. It became increasingly obvious that there was a need for this.

A real magazine for bereaved parents – who just like any other community and walk of life – want to feel normal, connected by a common thread. Though tragic, it is somewhat comforting that we don’t walk these dark paths alone.

The idea quickly formed and I spent the better part of that day tossing around words and ideas for the name of this magazine.

Finally, I found a name that was not only unique to the rest of the world, but representative of the women I’ve befriended over the years. Representative of the resilience, hope and steadfastness I see in them to not only survive, but embrace life even after enduring what seems to be the perfect storm in each of their lives.

It is with so much gratitude and love, that I welcome you to our online magazine, Still Standing.

After the numbness that somewhat paralyzes you into limbo and launches you back into the real world… after the anger, and the frustration and the never-ending cycles of the so-called stages of grief, we hope you might find the courage to embrace life. Embracing life is not an easy step to take, but it is possible. One day at a time, one moment at a time.

I don’t want be on the sidelines anymore. I want to live, because I deserve it.

And you do too.

I hope you had a chance to meet our contributors on their blogs last week but in case you missed them, you can read about each of these amazing ladies here. Each of our writers will be bringing her unique experience and voice to hopefully allow our magazine appeal to a large audience of so many unique and different situations.

We hope you find comfort, inspiration and a community here. Please consider sharing this magazine with your OBGYN, fertility clinic, perinatologists, neonatologists, NICU nurses and the like. We would like nothing more than to become a trusted resource for families experiencing loss and infertility.

Ways to follow SS Magazine:

You can receive new posts straight to your inbox by clicking here.

You can follow by RSS or the reader of your choice by clicking here.

You can also follow all of our posts and updates on Facebook or Twitter.

And last but not least, our newsletter will go out twice a month with highlights and anything new going on. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

You might want to check out:

Ways to Honor Your Child  – there are some really cool ideas, thanks to everyone that shared their ideas on our facebook page

Resource Page – a gold mine of helpful books, facebook pages, memorial sites, blogs and more

Submit Your Writing – want to write for us sometime? Click here.




  • Franchesca Cox

    Franchesca Cox is the founder and Editor of Still Standing Magazine. She is currently seeking her Master's in Occupational Therapy, a yogi and author of Celebrating Pregnancy Again and Facets of Grief, a creative workbook for grieving mothers. Learn more about her heartwork on her website.

    5 Comments

    • EPISODE #65: Kids Ask About Death | The Longest Shortest Time

      October 20, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      […] Standing Still is an online magazine for bereaved parents with sections for siblings, fathers, and grandparents. […]

    • Marie Whelan

      January 30, 2016 at 2:10 am

      Amazed after 8 yrs of just wondering who wants to hear about my son. Everyone has moved on with their life. Yes I have moved on, of course I still miss Rich only I do see him in my dreams , I hear his voice when I look at his pictures, of course not all the time. The sad time was watching him die. God gave me a gift that early morning of January 9, 2008 at 12:11 AM.Rich was in hospice and my turn to stay with him that night. his dad and older brother and myself, God chose his mom. I gave birth to him and was with Rich when he took his last breath. ThankYou God. Rich was 34 lived 2 hours from me. He got hurt at work. for 7 yrs I worked my computer between doctors, lawyers and ways to take Rich’s pain away from him. He suffered for 7 years before he told me he’s going to die. Between alcohol and medication his wish from God was granted. The doctors told him to stop drinking. I guess he didn’t want to live with the pain anymore. Before all this happened he was very active with his friends the greatest country dancer I have ever seen, he loved dancing drinking , volleyball on and on. After his accident he lost control of walking normal used of other body functions. That is not a way for a young good looking guy to live. Girls,were always after him. In my heart I never asked God WHY? I accepted the plan that there was waiting in heaven. Now my angel is always with me.I feel his presence all the time. Rich , I really try not to cry much anymore. I smile alot, Sometimes I’m just sad. I have no friends or family left. They are all with Rich. It’s a pretty lonely life. I still have memories.

    • Veronica

      March 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      When I click to sign up for the newsletter it says that site isn’t available. Does the Newsletter still go out?

    Comments are closed.

    Prev Post Next Post