New Holiday Traditions

By: Kendra Salgado My life is so much more different now than I ever expected, and the holidays are no exception. After finding out I was pregnant in May of last year and subsequently being pregnant the holidays the rest of the year, I never thought I would have to experience them without my son,…

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Coping with Miscarriage

By: Sierra Dean After I miscarried, my first thought was, “How long will I be sad?” The answer: as long as you need. Everyone’s experience with miscarriage is different and valid. I’ve experienced several miscarriages, but each one took a certain toll on me, whether emotionally or physically. You have a right to your feelings.…

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The Unfairness of It All: Infertility after Loss

By: Lindsey Dell Warning: what you’re about to read is very raw, real and new. Does anyone else think “Advanced Maternal Age” is the biggest farce on the planet? I mean, it’s not a farce because it’s very real, but WHY? Let me back up a little. In the spirit of transparency, I have to…

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In the Blink of an Eye

By: Artis Granville I squirmed in the salon chair endlessly. “What’s wrong son?” I asked as I gently rub my tummy. I was now 22 weeks and 6 days along in my pregnancy. I was expecting a baby boy. “Are you hungry?” The stylist asked. “No, my baby is uncomfortable today.” I replied. It took…

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The Old Me Died When My Baby Died

By: Lindsey Dell As human beings, I believe that we all go through stages of life. I believe that some of them are pretty standard for everyone (puberty, adulthood, etc.). I also believe that there are many things that happen to us in life that change the stage that we’re in. It changes the way…

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Reviving Joy

It takes work to revive your joy after a loss. Be thankful for every small step you make in your healing.

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How to Cope with the Unexpected Death of a Child

By: John O’Brien The heartbreak that accompanies the loss of a child is unmatched and deeply rooted, but when the child dies due to someone else’s negligence, the impact on the family can be devastating. While it may seem impossible to recover from such a tragic event, it can bring comfort to know that you…

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Suggestions for a Well Deserved Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

By: Cathi Lammert Often times Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are two of the most difficult days for bereavedparents. Some have told me that these days are so painful that they are not able to even acknowledge itfor their own mom or dad, and they celebrate with their parents on a different day. Over the…

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That Pearl of Great Price

By: Elise Donovan The following is an exert from Elise Donovan’s new book The Pearl of Great Price: A Year of Birth, Death, and Awakening. This book shares the story of the loss of her daughter Carly, and the journal entries of the year following her loss. Twenty-one years ago today, I birthed my lifeless…

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