The House That Brady Built

This story starts with a home purchase, which is something that a lot of expectant parents start to think about when they find out they have a little one on the way.  My husband, Jeff, and I hadn’t been looking for a new place at all until we found out we were pregnant.  It quickly…

Happy 4 Months Born Into Heaven, Jonah ❤️ Handling Anniversaries

Anniversaries are hard. Today is 4 months since my Jonah was born into Heaven on January 22nd. I have yet to establish any sort of routine, or something I do on anniversaries to make them feel special. I would like to come up with something that I do every time…that sounds comforting. Maybe light a…

Tending Inward

Why are we so quick to dismiss our grief?  Is it because we don’t know how to carry it? My grief came out of left field this morning.  I know the saying is, “It’s funny how that happens”, but quite honestly, it’s not funny how my grief shows up still.  It doesn’t care where I…

Daily Journaling Prompts for Loss Moms

I love my journal. I keep it with me all the time, and I attempt to write at least a sentence in it every day. I also love writing on my Letters to Jonah blog, but the experience of sitting quietly with paper and a pen is just completely different. It can be done outside…

Avery’s Mommy

Hello Everyone! I want to first thank Joli for the opportunity to join arms in this incredible group of brave but bereaved families that are coming forward. This will be a wonderful way to bring awareness and unity to so many hurting hearts. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and what I…

Surprise Yourself

This song is on repeat in my car and my house lately. I often have it turned up really loudly in the car, because it gives me goosebumps! Especially if I’m having a bad day in terms of heavy grief, it lifts my heart, even if only for a few minutes ❤

What is the Courageous Mothers Community?

The Courageous Mothers Community is a new blog and community for bereaved mothers (and fathers) to share their stories and find love and support. This site is founded by a loss mom (me, Joli), and meant to be a place for me and all of us to enjoy being together, when our grief feels so…