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Tag: grief

Why (and How) I Became a Breast Milk Donor

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It really all began when Aiden died. Aiden was a sweet baby boy born to my friend Kristen in May 2012, but he became ill...

Loving & Leaving :: Our Foster Care Journey

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This week, less than two weeks after opening our home, my family received our first foster care placement. We got the call on Monday evening...

When The Holidays Aren’t Happy

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The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year.  But what if they're not?   An experience that I had a few...

To The Mom Who’s Suffered Loss: You’re My Hero

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I have this friend. When I met her at my daughter's dance class last year, I immediately classified her as "The One Who Has It...

Saying Goodbye to My Baby – The Ugly Realities of Miscarriage

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  I don't think either of us had ever wanted anything more than we wanted that heartbeat.  We stared at the ultrasound for what seemed...

7 Things to NEVER Say to a Woman Who Has Lost...

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I am, unfortunately a mother who has lost a child. My first child. I would never wish this pain on anyone. It is the deepest sadness...

Losing my Dad to Alzheimer’s Disease Broke My Heart

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My Dad, the ever-optimist and leader of our family, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2001.   Let me tell you about my Dad.  My Dad's...

To the Parents Who Have Lost Their Sunshine

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By now, we've all heard about the terrible tragedy at Disney World when a little boy was killed in an alligator attack.  Here is...

Christmases without Dad

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I laugh when I put up my Christmas tree. Eight pieces or so, pre-lit, done within 30 minutes (fluffing included). Yet, for YEARS I...

How to Talk to Kids When Bad Things Happen

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This past weekend we faced yet another tragedy in Oklahoma, another unfortunate event that has brought us together to remember we are and always...

OKC Spotlight: Kids Joining Eternity

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At Oklahoma City Moms Blog we feel there are incredible not-for-profit organizations and resources right here in our community. They support different needs of OKC families,...

Good Grief: Dealing with Death.

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My mom and my oldest daughter, Avery Jane, always had a special bond - a bond that transcended the typical grandmother-granddaughter relationship. My mom...