Tag: death

What I Did When My Toddler’s Cat Died

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I guess I should have known better when we accidentally started rescuing cats, even though I’m allergic (another story for another time). Not every...

Honoring the Child You Lost :: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance

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October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and...

Why You Need a Will and How to Get One

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Hey there, mama. You may think your family is small, your life is simple, and your finances minuscule. You may not think you need a...

Everything I Didn’t Know I Needed :: Being Vulnerable with my...

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  Fall is a rough time for me. It holds many things including the anniversary of my father’s passing. While it may be a rough...

Honoring Our Lost Loved Ones on Grandparents Day

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It's "Grandparents Day" and there are so many different ways people celebrate! Some families are lucky enough to have all the grandparents nearby and have...

The Day We Picked Our Kids Future Parents

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According to the Center for Family Policy and Research, .1% of the children in the US are without parents due to illness, death, disability,...

5 Lessons Kids Learn From Pets

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We got our first dog several years into our marriage. People joked that kids would be coming next, because couples often practice their parenting...

Honoring Eden :: A Look at CDH

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Eden Olivia Coker was born on June 26, 2015. She lived for 40 glorious minutes and took at least six miraculous breaths. She impacted...

5 Things Your Bereaved Friend Wants for Christmas

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"Bereaved" is an odd word, isn't it? It has an old-fashioned feel to it, hearkening back to a time when there were certain rituals...
Honoring Your Child After Loss

Honoring Your Child After Loss

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October is a month full of awareness. You may have heard of numerous groups supporting a specific cause over the month such as breast...

The Hard Part of Moving Away

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It wasn't an easy decision to move states away from my hometown -- my family, my friends, my life. But my husband and I...

Honoring the Child You Lost :: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance...

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October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and...

Parenting Through National Tragedy

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  Driving through town, I ducked my head and pretended not to notice them. Distracted her with a question about school, what does she want...

Lessons I Never Wanted To Learn

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If there has been any one person who has influenced me most as a parent, it's been my mom. She is the person I...

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