• In the Blink of an Eye

    May 21, 2018

    The hours and days and months have gone by faster than I could have imagined. It seems as if I blinked and, suddenly, that tiny baby I held in the hospital isn’t so little anymore. At least, that’s how it is supposed to be. Instead, here I am, standing and facing the reality that two…

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  • Crocheting the blanket after my son died help me heal

    Crocheting The Blanket

    May 21, 2018

    I have been crocheting for a few years now. I found that I needed something to do with my hands while binge-watching TV or else I would’ve been binging on food instead. So, I went on to good old YouTube and watched videos to learn the basic crochet stitches. For years, I made blankets, hats,…

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  • A Legacy Of Grief

    May 17, 2018

    I stood in the shade of the 91-year-old evergreen tree, listening to its whisper. The wind sounds different here, soft and respectful of its surroundings. It shades the resting place of my great-grandmother, Eula. It is the tree she saw planted over the grave of her son when they couldn’t afford a headstone in 1927.…

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  • To Those Whose First Baby Was Stillborn

    May 16, 2018

    Whatever your story of loss is, the pain is incredibly intense and feels insurmountable. For this article, though, I want to talk specifically to those whose first baby was stillborn, because that’s my experience and that’s what I know. Being pregnant for the first time (or making it past earlier miscarriage dates for the first…

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  • When the birth of a famous baby does not fill you with joy

    When The Birth Of A Famous Baby Does Not Fill You With Joy

    May 11, 2018

    No doubt you’ve seen the photos — Prince William and Catherine on the steps of the hospital: William looking proud, Catherine looking tired but blissfully happy, and both gazing lovingly at Louis sleeping soundly in his mama’s arms. Later on, more photos are taken of the little prince after he is taken home to his…

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  • When The Day Is Not ‘Happy’

    May 10, 2018

    Not only is Mother’s Day around the corner, but it heralds my daughter’s 4th heavenly birthday. Both days are hard to celebrate, whether I have other children on this earth or not. The pain of losing a child, muddled with the joy of celebrating women who have children can be such a cruel sting. I…

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  • No Comparisons: A Goal for Mother’s Day 2018

    May 9, 2018

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Some think it’s a commercial scam to sell cards and flowers. Maybe. But motherhood is hard, y’all. Take a minute to applaud yourself. Accept the flowers with gratitude. Buy that special cup of coffee.  Go to bed an hour earlier than usual. Say no to stuff you don’t really want…

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