As a new mom, I want to protect my little girl from all the hardships that may come in life. I logically know that I cannot do this, but the instinct to protect my child is strong. As a...
I said it. Miscarriage. It’s an awful word. It’s uncomfortable to talk about, and an even more devastating thing to experience. When my husband and I decided to try to have a baby, we were ecstatic when we immediately...
  When you see someone you care about hurting, you want to take away that pain and help in any way you can. Sometimes, though, even the most heartfelt attempt to share comforting words can become very hurtful. If you...
Ten years ago, in November 2013, my world flipped upside down. It was Black Friday, and I was trying to get into the "Christmas Spirit." Late that afternoon, I got a call from my dad, and I knew it...
Today, October 15th, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, which includes, but is not limited to, honoring losses from miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. The day is observed in the evening by a lighting...
Dealing with a loss at any time of year is painful, but I have been told by friends and family that the holidays often highlight their grief for their loved one who has passed away. From the community sense...
“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” –Albert Camus We all have certain family dynamics. Maybe your husband loves to kick off Memorial Day with hamburgers on the grill, or your middle child is carving...
Day in and day out, year after year, mothers give so much of themselves to everyone around them. The bulk of their days revolve around others, and they don’t usually ask for much in return — maybe just a...

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