Tag: death

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pregnancy After Loss :: Dealing With Anxiety

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We're now just sixteen weeks into our pregnancy and I have to confess that when the little plus sign showed up on my E.P.T test...

The Best Parenting Advice Came From My Mom – After She...

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We've all had those days. Days when one request for a snack sends you over the edge and you yell your response. Days when...