Dear Marshall Ramsey, Thank you. Those words don’t seem nearly big enough right now for the incredible gift you have given our community. What community is that? I’m talking about our community of bereaved parents. Loss moms and dads. We are a tribe of people being forced to live here on Earth without one or … More Thank You Mr. Ramsey: Why That Cartoon of Barbara and Robin Mattered SO Much
When I wrote my first list, 40 Things That Can Really Suck After Losing A Baby, the response was overwhelming. Moms and dads everywhere could relate to many of the items on the list. I also heard from many of you that the list was incomplete. I agree. Unfortunately, the list of things that SUCK after losing … More 40 MORE Things That Can Really Suck After Losing A Baby
I love this picture of us. It was taken on a trip to Washington D.C. two years ago. While on our tour of the White House, my husband, Mike, and I paused to take a silly selfie in one of the mirrors in the East Room. We look so happy. . Looking at this picture, … More A Vacation From Grief
No matter how you’ve lost them, losing a baby sucks. It really does. Here’s what else has the potential to suck after losing a baby. 1. Baby shower invites. 2. Social media. 3. Playgrounds. 4. Small talk. 5. Commercials for pregnancy tests. 6. Crying in the grocery store. 7. Crying at work. 8. Crying in … More 40 Things That Can Really Suck After Losing A Baby
When I miscarried for the second time, I was in a convenience store bathroom. We were on our way to Maine for a little summer getaway and we stopped at our usual spot just over the New Hampshire border. The days before I had been dealing with bleeding and cramping but an ultrasound showed a … More I Wish It Hadn’t Happened There: When Terrible Moments Happen in Terrible Places
It happens all the time. I see a little girl; a year and a half old, brown hair, a curious smile and I think, “That could be Dorothy.” My breath catches in my throat as I watch her toddle back to her parents so she can be lifted into their arms. I would know her … More Would She Know Me?
I am a proud Mama because I carried life in me for 30 weeks. My womb is the only home my daughter ever knew and I did my best to take care of her while she resided there. I know that while she was there she only knew love and comfort. I am a proud … More Proud Mama