• Gratitude: On Your Birthday

    April 26, 2018

    Dear Elliott, Today marks an entire year of your absence. An entire trip around the sun. I have no idea how that much time has elapsed before my very tired eyes. I don’t know how I stumbled through this first year without you here beside me, but I did. We did. Your daddy and I…

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  • The Journey Down The Drain

    April 20, 2018

    After the stillbirth of my daughter Elysia, my therapist said at our umpteenth session “When we allow the question of ‘why’ to possess us, we spiral out of control like water going down a drain; it is wasteful and the answer is never going to be enough to mend our broken heart.” To some degree,…

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  • 5 Steps To Revive A Life of Grief

    April 18, 2018

    There is a fine line between living and living life, just ask any grieving parent. Living a life of grief can mean barely going through the daily motions, with little care or regard for food, sleep, entertainment, or conversation. You are numb. You ache. You do not find pleasure in that which once brought excitement because…

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  • Growing Up With Grief

    Growing Up With Grief

    April 12, 2018

    Imagine growing up in a world where grief is not only accepted but understood to be a healthy part of life. A world that appreciates that grief has no end, where compassion exists for those whose loved ones have died. This is the world that I hope my daughter is growing up in. My first-born…

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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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  • 50 creative ways to memorialize your baby

    50 Creative Ways to Memorialize Your Baby

    April 3, 2018

    When I lost my baby early in gestation, burying her was not an option. Even though the physical act of her loss was extremely tangible, the fact that I never got to see or hold my baby made the loss feel intangible. I struggled to find ways I could memorialize my child and create a…

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  • Grieving in Words

    April 3, 2018

    One in four pregnancies end in loss. That is one of the statistics that if I heard it before February 22nd, 2013 I must have not listened. I mean those kinds of things only happen to other people. Not to me. We planned for this baby. We are ready. Certainly that could never happen to…

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