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The Terms of My Surrender/Alive In Memory

Maria Kubitz will be presenting a workshop at the upcoming Compassionate Friends National Conference in Dallas. Her workshop was inspired by the post listed below. … 79 more words


Hospice: What is it and when is it for you? By Carina Storrs, Special to CNN

Courtesy of CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/29/health/hospice-fast-facts/index.html?sr=fb063015hospicecare830aStoryGallink

(CNN) – Most of us would prefer to put the thought of hospice and end-of-life care as far out of our minds as possible. 220 more words

Family Dynamics

How to Talk to Your Children About Pregnancy and Infant Loss

In the winter of 2005, my second son was stillborn well into my third trimester. I had, at that time, a living son who was almost 3 years old. 38 more words


Life After Losing a Child

Technically, I didn’t lose him, I find that to be such an odd term. I know exactly where he is. His body is buried in a cemetery at my childhood church, just a mile or two from my home. 111 more words


Grieving moms' challenge: Explaining why we keep photos

My friend and I chatted tonight about an ongoing challenge we face as moms who lost babies:  People who don’t understand the picture thing.  Not only are they weirded out by the fact that we took photos of our dead children, they are shocked that we willingly share them. 317 more words


"Grief Illiteracy"

A dreary day like today would be a good day to clean out my bedroom closet. Instead I am trying to process something I read earlier this week which continues to disturb me. 862 more words


A new normal, a new life

This week I hosted the first formal dinner at our new place, and it brought up feelings I wasn’t expecting.

I felt sad.

Not because I didn’t enjoy the company — moms from my support group —  but because I had imagined a different kind of “first” party, one marked by happiness as we get ready to welcome our first child. 330 more words