grief & loss, Laugh through the pain, Trauma of it all, Uncategorized

There is NO Safe Zone!

*Language Warning so if you're offended by curses, pick another post ;-)* This post is going to be short and sweet because the truth is always more concise.  I heard about a study that found people who lie use more words overall than people who tell the truth.  Makes sense, right? The truth doesn’t need… Continue reading There is NO Safe Zone!

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7 Ways to Practice Gratitude

So a holiday is coming up.  I won’t go into the sordid history of the “relationship” between indigenous people and pilgrims   but the general message we’re supposed to get out of this holiday is to be grateful for the blessings you have received and to break bread with family and friends alike.  Sometimes, it’s hard… Continue reading 7 Ways to Practice Gratitude

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Angel Parent Guide to the Holidays

I don’t know about y’all but I usually love the holidays. I love the great food, the family time, and the general feeling of happiness that seems to be in the air. This holiday season is a bit different though.  We expected to have our infant daughters with us during Thanksgiving dinner and for Christmas.… Continue reading Angel Parent Guide to the Holidays

black angel moms, grief & loss, Uncategorized

I Don’t Hate Your Baby… I Just Really Miss Mine

I used to love babies. If someone I know had a baby, I’d be one of the first people around wanting to hold, talk to, cuddle and love on the little one. I can remember my cousin coming over soon after having my god-daughter and me trying to take her out of the car seat… Continue reading I Don’t Hate Your Baby… I Just Really Miss Mine

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Happiest, Saddest Place…

What’s your happy place?  The place you go where you feel at your best, your joy level is at it’s highest and you try to go as often as possible just to meet that need?  For me, that place is Central Florida.  I know Disney is typically deemed the “happiest place on earth” and though… Continue reading Happiest, Saddest Place…

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7 Times You Just KNOW You’d be a Better Momma

So…. this list is kind of in jest but kinda not. I’ll preface by saying that none of these things are indicative of someone’s actual parenting ability all the time and we (I) should probably stop judging but… it is what it is and I am judging. I think experiencing perinatal loss makes you keenly… Continue reading 7 Times You Just KNOW You’d be a Better Momma

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Poppin’ Pills & Bottles!

Provocative titles get more lookie-loos so, Welcome!   So… can we have an honest discussion?  Can we have an honest discussion about the ways we cope with grief & loss and specifically, how we use things to get us through tough times?  Sure, there’s therapy, there’s avoidance, there’s journaling and rituals, there’s even hospitalization if… Continue reading Poppin’ Pills & Bottles!