Dear This Is Us — If you’re going to start the talk, make sure to continue the conversation

THIS IS US -- "Number Two" Episode 209 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Metz as Kate, Chris Sullivan as Toby -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC) Ron Batzdorff/NBC | 2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC Dear writers for This is Us (Dan Fogelman and anyone else),   First I feel the need to tell you I'm a

Having a Baby After Loss: 7 Feelings that Might Catch You by Surprise

After 5 years of trying for a baby -- and 5 losses along the way -- I was ready to call it quits. I asked my husband to get a vasectomy. He said he wasn't ready to be done. I told him my body seemed to have made that decision for us. But after a

8 ways you can honor your grief while celebrating the holidays

I'll never forget my first Christmas after loss. Less than a week before that Christmas, my fallopian tube ruptured, and we lost the little baby we had already loved so much. In the midst of my loss, I went on a mini vacation with family where I was expected to shop, eat dinner out, and otherwise behave normally. I

Book review & giveaway: Loved Baby by Sarah Philpott

Here's the deal: I don't know how to do a book review without being straight-up honest. So I'm going to tell you that when I saw that the new book by Sarah Philpott (whom I adore) was a devotional . . . I was hesitant. I wanted to like it. No scratch that. I wanted to