This is the first year we will not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my dad. He died last year in the beginning of December. His birthday is November 24. Sometimes, Thanksgiving would fall on his birthday. For that reason,...
Miscarriage.  It’s such a hard word to say when you’ve experienced it. Miscarriage Stats Did you know that 10-20% of known pregnancies will end in a miscarriage? This is something that I naively thought could never happen to me. We had gotten pregnant...
July 17th marks the day my family and I lost our little Hope to miscarriage. It has been an unbelievable several years since then. Although the following years have brought us two healthy boys and a kind of healing...
It's a boy! The day we found out our first son, Moses, was a boy was wonderful!  I remember being in the doctor’s office with my husband, Troy, and seeing his little face, arms and legs wriggling around on the...
Have you ever seen a boulder opal? They are found only in Australia, and form in the cracks, hollows and fissures of ironstone. The brownish, dark color of the ironstone contrasts the full opalescence blues and greens of the...
Last summer, we learned we were pregnant days before the doctors told my dad he had stage 4 cancer with weeks to live. Fast-forward six weeks. We found no heartbeat on the ultrasound only a few days before learning that Dad’s volleyball-size liver tumor was gone. Gone. We lost our precious baby, but got to keep my dad. With the same tears, I both grieved and celebrated.
  A month or so ago, I was scrolling through Pinterest. I came across an article which totally rubbed me the wrong way. I purposefully didn’t link to the article, because what I’m writing about isn’t about that specific author....
Today, we observe Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day... There's no set path when it comes to grief; especially when motherhood and loss intersect. Losing a pregnancy, burying a child can not only shatter the hearts of those eagerly awaiting...
Sometimes, words fail to convey your heartfelt condolences for a friend or family member going through an infant or pregnancy loss. Or perhaps you are struggling to work through your own grief and loss. Here are some resources that might...
Miscarriage. It's common, yet somehow a dark mystery, a distant grief, a great unknown...until you have one. And then even though it's common, it's very uncommon to you. If you're like I was and know little about miscarriage—and certainly not...

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When your child needs specialized care, searching for a provider can seem like a daunting task. The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy will...