• A bereaved Mother is still a mother

    The Bereaved Mother: She Is Still A Mother

    July 3, 2018

    Motherhood begins the moment a woman opens herself to the idea of becoming a mother. Her motherhood is not measured by the size or number of her babies, nor whether she has ever held them, heard their heartbeat, or given them a name. No, a mother is made when her heart opens to the possibility…

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  • maintaining faith after loss

    Maintaining The Faith After Loss

    July 2, 2018

    Over the last couple of months, two friends have had miscarriages. Two friends were expecting to welcome their sweet babies in the fall only to be left with broken hearts and empty wombs. I continue to try and make sense of things that have no explanation, no reason. Even if there was a reason, would…

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  • boy moms

    Dear Boy Moms: I Don’t Really Hate You, But I Do

    June 17, 2018

    Dear Boy Moms: You probably don’t notice, but I watch you from the corner of my eye. A mix of anger, jealousy, despair, and yearning bubbles under the surface. When our eyes happen to meet, I smile. I’m sure you think I am merely admiring your little boy as I pass by. But there’s more…

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  • Child Loss Is Not Past Tense

    March 30, 2018

    Condolences speak to the loss of a child as if it is past tense, an event we once had but are no longer experiencing. Losing a child is not a one-time event. Their death and the loss of your child from your life continues to be experienced over and over and over again.  There are…

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  • Grief Is A Thief

    March 21, 2018

    Grief is a thief, stealing so much from the grieving and those close to them. The wake is messy with shrapnel flying and everyone in your life being hit by it to a degree. If you are close to the eye of the storm coming out unharmed is a miracle. Doing so probably means you…

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  • Facing The Triggers

    March 8, 2018

    Yesterday was a day of triggers I did not see coming, and it was like a cruel punch to the gut. The kind that winds you, leaving you crawling on the ground and gasping for air. You know the ones…the triggers that hurt so bad there are no cries or words that sum it up.…

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  • WHen I threw you a lifeline in your grief, it turned out to save me too.

    Supporting You in Grief Saved Me Too

    March 6, 2018

    As I emerged from my recurrent pregnancy losses, I discovered that the new version of me had found her calling: to help support others in their grief. Just like a lifeguard devotes time and attention to make sure other swimmers are safe, I’m now standing on the shore of grief throwing out lifelines to those…

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