Grief

By: Amy Lied Grief is now a lifelong companion for me.  Over the course of the four years that I have been living with grief, it has evolved. Now, I can breathe easier, the grief more in the background with the occasional really heavy day. During those initial days after the loss of my son,…

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Delicate Dance

Parenting after a loss is a dance between gratitude for the children you are raising and longing for those you don’t.

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Let Loss Guide Your Parenting

By: Shannon Duke As I write this post, I just finished up the day packing up items from Gracyn’s 1st birthday party. It was a great day filled with a hard’s day work of set-up, great music, delicious cupcakes, and wonderful friends. As I savored the time with those I cherished most, I couldn’t help…

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Finding Hope and Strength When Your Children are Grieving

By: Kayla Leibner I love my children more than my own life.  All of them.  I want what’s best for them.  My husband, Ben, and I have four children – Jace, Kiley, Melody, and Jamie.  We sound like a typical large family, right?  Well, things aren’t always as they seem.  There are things about our…

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Stranger Interactions

By: Amy Lied Everyone loves babies, throw in more than one and people can’t contain themselves.  We hear the same sentiments all the time. “Are they twins?” “You have your hands full!” “Boy/girl?” (While my twin daughters are both wearing pink…face palm!) “My second cousin twice removed has twins!” “My daughter has twins and she…

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To The Mom Learning to Parent After Loss

By: Kelley O. You should be enjoying life as a new parent but you can’t. You feel guilty about being happy since you’ve lost so much in the past. The joy you feel about your new baby is in competition with the sadness brought about your past losses. As if being happy about a new…

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