To The Ones That Stay: How To Support Grieving Parents
child loss / grief / healing / infant loss

To The Ones That Stay: How To Support Grieving Parents

Because grief is so varied and personal, there is no “normal” or “right” way to grieve, except to feel your way through it. This means people actively trying to move through and express their pain show it in a wide variety of ways outside of the behaviors people are used to seeing. We aren’t “Fine” and everyone knows it. Continue reading

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California / child loss / grief / healing / patpatforever / progress / SUDC / triggers

Forboding Joy

Trigger warning: child loss When my father died,  there came a cold, permanent reminder that sometimes, life is too short, and that death can come far too unpredictably, too soon. With Patrick’s death came the reality that my best, most difficult, lengthy, impassioned efforts that I couldn’t possibly care more about or pour more of … Continue reading

community / connectivity / grief / healing / love / patpatforever / personal crap / progress

Hesitation Station

I’m hesitating even writing this sentence. I’m stuck lately, my head and heart so full of comparisons and connections for my future (and that of my children) that it’s hard to move forward- or even sideways. Hesitation involves some special blend of procrastination and worry for me; putting things off until I’ve surveyed everything from every … Continue reading

cancer / cannabis / child loss / current events / legalize / medical marijuana / moms for marijuana

R.I.P. Cashy Hyde. To Infinity… and Beyond.

I am devastated. A friend I’ve met through Facebook and blogging- whose story has been on my to-write-about list for months, just lost her son this evening. I saw a Facebook update from her asking for prayers a little over an hour ago, then saw this tweet half an hour later: Followed by this update: … Continue reading

healing / health / Natural Living / natural remedies / parenting / PPD / teething

Baltic Amber Jewelry: A Gem of a Natural Remedy

I’m always keeping an eye out for holistic, natural remedies. Baltic Amber is another amazing, natural remedy I’ve recently discovered (through the help of my awesometastical Facebook network of Progrents after seeking teething remedies for my son) that has a rich history of being used by many different cultures over time. Amber has been found … Continue reading