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Giving Birth & Losing My Mother

I was no longer just a daughter grieving the loss of her mother, but a mother grappling with the possibility that my daughter could one day face a similar fate.

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Unpacking Back-to-School Feelings

You can be both nervous and excited at the thought of your child walking into a classroom with their peers, and so can your child. Here’s how to navigate those big emotions.

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Where Has the Time Gone?

“It’s just been you and me from the start and as we approach your 3rd birthday I can’t help but reflect back on these past few years. And although some days feel like an eternity, I still catch myself wondering, ‘Where has the time gone?’”

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COVID kids

How to Help Kids That Are Grieving Life before COVID

“If we allow a child their sadness, it doesn’t make sadness bigger, instead, it actually makes the sadness smaller because the child feels understood and validated. And when negative emotions are dealt with early in a child’s life, they learn enduring skills to help them through life’s future bumps and bruises.”

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5 Tips for Moms Dealing with Divorce

“If you’re in the throes of divorce, it may be difficult—if not impossible—to see a silver lining in such a mess. Yet, it’s important to remember that you’re doing this for your kids if nothing else. “

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Mama Grief Runs Deep

“Every winter, grief sneak in like a looming storm cloud. Maybe it’s the earlier sundown; all I know is every winter I spend my nights laying in bed, crying myself to sleep and doubting myself as a mother.”

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Whelp. We’ve Made It to Christmas

“It’s the time of year where one’s heart should grow three sizes and goodwill should be sprinkled like the curse words you use while trying to find the last-minute gift that your child decided was the gift of the year that you did not buy.”

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Distance for Christmas

“The thing is, Christmas started with a little family all alone in a manger. Cast aside, afraid, nowhere to go, they hunkered down together in a stable, the animals their only company.”

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How to Cope with Pregnancy Loss

“When I lost my twins during the second trimester, I felt as if my body failed me and I failed my babies and my husband. But here what I learned from my own experience with loss and how I have coached my fertility mindfulness clients dealing with their own struggles through pregnancy loss.”

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9 Ways You Can Support Your Child’s Mental Health Right Now

“We won’t be able to shelter our children from everything, and we won’t get through it perfectly, but we are all doing our best.”

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6 Tips & Resources to Help Children Grieve

“By helping your child grieve in a healthy manner, your child can build a new normal, one where happy memories exist with the hope for brighter days.”

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Dead to Me

Netflix Announces Third Season of “Dead to Me”

This will be the show’s final season.

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How to Help Your Children Grieve What They’ve Lost during the Pandemic

“The loss of significant life events, coupled with the loss of social contact, predictability, and stability in routines, has led to a real emotional crisis for kids as well as parents.”

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6 Tips for Helping Children Grieve

“Young children need to know that if they have lost someone close, be it friend, pet or family member, it is okay to feel upset and miss the person they are grieving. Here are 6 tips to help them grieve in a healthy way.”

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Why I Didn’t Talk to Anyone about My Postpartum Depression

“I thought people would look down on me. That they would call me ‘crazy’ or ‘insane.’ I worried that they would think I was an unfit mother.”

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Not a Rainbow Baby, Just My Baby

“I get it, it’s a rainbow after a storm. It’s life after a death. That’s a great outlook. That’s just not my outlook. And this is why I won’t call my baby a ‘rainbow’ baby.”

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How to Help a Father Cope with Miscarriage & Infant Death

While men grieve the loss of a baby, society does not typically affirm the depth of their suffering. As a result, many men report feeling extremely isolated. Here are some ways you can help a grieving father.

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What My 8-Year-Old Taught Me about Feelings

We all feel emotions and get hurt by the behavior of others. But this solution from my 8-year-old may just help solve and avoid hurt feelings in the future.

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“This Is Us” Season 4 Will Blow You Away, Says Mandy Moore

There are some big surprises in store for fans.

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What Happens When You Learn Your Child Has Special Needs

The stages of grief are normal when you learn your child has special needs. Here’s what you’ll need to support yourself and your family as you navigate the world with a child that has a disability.

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Letting Go of Emotional Baggage to Become a Better Parent

Emotional baggage doesn’t have to be burdensome. Identifying it, and releasing the energy will allow you to become a better parent.

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Thoughts of a Motherless Mom on Mother’s Day

The love of a Mother is a powerful force to be reckoned with.

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You Are Enough, Mamas

“To all of you work-outside-the-home and work-inside-the-home and trying-to-do-both mamas out there: I see you and see how hard you are working at *everything* and I admire you.”

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How We Grieve Teaches Our Kids about Grief. Here’s What Parents Should Know

How can we as a community and as parents do our best in these situations—and teach our children to do the same?

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“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” Is Your New Netflix Binge Watch

The KonMari Method has arrived on Netflix—and it’s going to change your life.

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The First Photo of Bode Miller’s Newborn Son Will Move You to Tears

Bode and Morgan Miller welcome the newest member of their family and the profoundly moving moment has been captured on film.

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James Van Der Beek Opens Up about Wife’s Pregnancy Loss in Powerful IG Post

James Van Der Beek opens up about a very private struggle in his family—that’s more common than you might think.

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This Mom’s Maternity Photo Shoot Honors Her Rainbow Baby in a Stunning Way

This photo shoot captures the intense emotions of having a rainbow baby.

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Funniest parenting tweets of the week

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: June 29, 2018

Thank you, Twitter parents for making us laugh this week.

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8 Signs That You’re Probably NOT a Minimalist Mom

There’s a minimalism trend going around my friendship circles that focuses on getting rid of items that don’t bring value to your life. It highlights a great 90/90 rule of thumb; if you haven’t used an item for 90 days…

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This Is What It Feels Like When Your Holidays Are Touched by Grief

Two years and 337 days ago on a harsh December night, my children’s father died. At just 44 years old, his heart stopped beating and he slipped from life into death as the world slept. I was left to deliver…

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Tragedy and Joy: Life as a Small Child

There was a great tragedy in my family the other day. It came suddenly, while I was sitting at the kitchen table and my kids were playing outside. The idyllic quiet of early evening in the country was jarringly broken…

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