Tag: grief

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...

Books to Read :: Helping Children Deal With the Loss of...

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Let me tell you about Lucky.  Lucky is a 95 pound yellow lab. She is turning thirteen years old this year. She is my best...

Parenting Through the Tough Times

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You didn't see this coming when you brought your baby into this world. Things are pretty uncertain for so many people, and parents have...

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...

Don’t Try to Fix Her, Try Listening Instead

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The worst day of my life was December 12, 2011, when I held my 2-day-old daughter as her last breath left her body. While the...

Being a Friend During a Loss

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Last year, my friend and her husband lost their baby a little over midway through their pregnancy. It was life altering. It was heartbreaking....

Making the Best of Mother’s Day Without Your Mom

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As strange as this may sound, not all of us moms look forward to Mother's Day. We belong to that awful club of people...

For Those Without a Mom, While Being a Mom

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I'm laying here next to my daughter (she won't fall asleep unless I do) scrolling through Facebook and this picture comes up with the...
No Apologies :: I Put My Christmas Tree Up Early | Columbia SC Moms Blog

No Apologies :: I Put My Christmas Tree Up Early

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It seems like there is a running joke about people who put their Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving. I can understand their side but...

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...

Caring for Yourself When You’re a Cancer Caregiver

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We all have those times in life that drain us and change us. For me, that time includes helping to care for my mom...

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...
Make the Time, She Deserves Better | Columbia SC Moms Blog

She Deserves Better, Make The Time

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“Call me sometimes” “Please call me” “I never hear from you” “Please come see me soon” “Please” “I miss you” “I love you” Silence…. forever She...