The Mailbox: An Unexpected Trigger

Hey mama, I want to give you a heads up – especially if you’re just starting your grief journey. Your postal carrier is soon going to be your least favorite person. I’m sure they’re lovely and I know they’re just doing their job, but there are times when they will send you into such a…

How Do You Honor Your Child’s Memory?

It’s hard to believe it’s already been 4 1/2 months since we lost our son, Brady John.  In many ways, it feels like it happened yesterday.  Yet, I feel as if I am 100 years older.  I’m sure many of you experience this same feeling of time warp.  Over the past few months, we’ve done…

Donating After Loss

A couple of hours after Mina was born, before I even got to see her for the first time, the nurses in the maternity ward said I should start trying to pump breast milk. They warned that I probably wouldn’t get anything for a few days, especially because Mina was born so prematurely. To everyone’s…

People Will Surprise You

I know that I haven’t traveled the road of a loss mama all that long, but I’m sure what I have experienced in my first few months will resonate with other moms.  People will surprise you, both good and bad.  I have friends and family who have nailed it – sending me thoughtful texts, saying…

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…