What if you aren’t feeling thankful?

By: Rose Carlson ‘Tis the season to be…thankful? What if you don’t feel thankful, or think you have anything to be thankful for this year? What if you feel guilty about not having an “attitude of gratitude?” Others may tell you, “Just be thankful for what you DO have,” which can be hurtful and make…

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The Resentment in Grief

By: Amy Lied  It’s been 6 years since our firstborn, our son, was stillborn, after struggling with infertility and suffering a miscarriage previously. Since then we have brought home twin girls, for whom we are immensely grateful. However, despite the joy of our daughters, the pain remains from our journey to parenthood. In the four…

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A Brother to Remember

By: Amy Lied Raising little, living siblings of an older brother who isn’t here is complicated. We have always been very open with our girls about their older brother, Asher, who died before they were born.  They know of him and his place within our family. One time while having a dance party, my daughter…

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You’re Entitled to Your Opinion

Sharing your story is intended to help others and continue the story of your baby. There can be great joy with this but sadly also an exposure to unkindness and hurtful comments.

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When Words Hurt

Sharing your story is intended to help others and continue the story of your baby. There can be great joy with this but sadly also an exposure to unkindness and hurtful comments.

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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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FIVE

Five years since I had to say hello and goodbye to my firstborn child. Half a decade of living with the grief of losing my son and yet still a lifetime to go.

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Joy as a Lifejacket

By: Rose Carlson I have cried so much this year That I’ve almost drowned. So, when you see me smile Don’t think I’m no longer in the water— Understand that my joy is a lifejacket. ~ Elisabet Velasquez As I was perusing Instagram early one morning, the above quote showed up in my feed. I…

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