Category: Parenting

How to Treat your Grieving Friends After the Death of a Child

How to treat your grieving friends after the death of their child Losing a child is an experience that is indescribable and there really is no black and white description of how a person should and will mourn. We all react to situations differently….

The struggles of dealing with a small child after the death of a sibling

As we were driving home today, my five-year-old asked, “Who is going to blow out the candles on Gabriel’s birthday?” I just looked in the rear-view mirror, faked a smile, and said, “you are.” 

Dealing with a pregnancy announcement after losing your child

I am so very happy for you and your family, but please do not be offended if I need some space right now. Your child is an absolute blessing to this world and I hope to rejoice with you someday soon, but I need…

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: The Planning

This part of our journey was so very difficult. I cannot explain the the agony I felt in knowing our sweet boy was alone, in refrigeration, just waiting. Waiting for us to figure out what to do with him and how to honor his…

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: The Phone Call

It was around dinnertime and I was struggling to get food ready for the kids before the older one needed to head off to one of her activities. A typical evening in the life of a mom. The phone rang and it showed a…

Feeling Invisible in the Doll Aisle in 2018

Black, African American Toddler Playing with Caucasian doll

You all are hopefully aware of the the “Doll Test” conducted by psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark the 1940s, and if not, you should be (click here to learn more). The results were horrifying and ultimately led to the Brown v. Board of Education…