Loss Mom Interview Series: Meredith Duke

Meredith and I met at the Declare Conference this past August. Actually, we connected before then, because were both going, and helped each other with a few odds and ends we were working on before the conference. She’s a beautiful singer and has an awesome heart. I hope you’ll enjoy her story and that it […]

The Edge of Grief

Grief is a very unique and personal thing. It’s different for everyone. I’m not sure how I got to the point I am now. The place where I seem happy, like I’ve moved on. I’m not sure how or why I’m able to be a light to others in their darkness. Sometimes, I find myself […]

Loss Mom Interview Series: Andee Anderson Dunn

Andee is a reader of my blog who found me and sent me a message via my contact form. I’m so glad she did! We have so much in common! I love connecting with readers, whether they’ve been through a similar loss or we have something else in common or we just click. It makes […]

What Lasts – Carter’s Song

What Lasts (Carter’s Song) with Lyrics Written and recorded by Jetty Rae Slideshow photos provided by Angela Bickford Never thought that it would come to this I wake up in the middle of the night And your face I long to kiss Then I remember looking at you On the other side of the glass […]

Loss Mom Interview Series: Bonnie O’Brien Al-Rifai

I met Bonnie O’Brien Al-Rifai when she took my family’s first Christmas photos. We connected over Carter’s loss and she shared she had just had her first miscarriage. I think we must have sat for hours that day talking – she and her husband, me and mine. They are an awesome couple, and we still […]

Loss Mom Interview Series: Angela Bickford (Intro)

The loss of a child is an awful thing. No words can describe it; no pain compares to it. I know that many of you have experienced it. I also know that many of you have only seen your friends or family members go through it. I want to change the way the world sees […]

In Love and Ignorance

Yes, it’s been two months since I’ve blogged here. I’ve written a few posts for Thirty-One:10 and HDYDI, but not here. I’ve been slacking, not because I don’t have anything to write about, but because I’ve been busting it trying to get my first eBook out. But today – today I have a reason to […]

Faking Tragedy is the Newest Thing

Did that title throw you off? Call it trolling, call it spamming, call it scamming, call it catfishing, call it an outright lie. Seriously, who would fake a tragedy? You’d be surprised… I’m a part of several online forums for moms of children with multiples, those who have special needs children, those who have preemies, […]

Return to Zero: Bringing Awareness to Infant Loss

Loss. Generally something no one wants to talk about. Especially when it’s a child. Miscarriage. Stillbirth. Infant loss. All of these are hard to talk about. That’s why I’m supporting a new movie coming soon. Have you heard of Return to Zero? It stars Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein (Private Practice), and several other great actors. It’s […]

Helping Others in Times of Tragedy: Oklahoma

We’ve all seen the news. Some of us can’t turn the television off. Some of us can’t watch at all. We don’t know what to do. How to help. What to say. So we do nothing. Say nothing. We move on with our lives because nothing happened to us. But it did happen to us. […]