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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

There’s a trick-or-treater missing this Halloween

There's a a trick-or-treater missing from your doorstep this Halloween. Our family rings your bell, our kids in tow, all cute and adorable, and you say so. And just before you close the door, you catch a flicker of emotion on my face, but I cover with a smile, quickly ducking my head as I

From the lady with the peanut butter hack we didn’t know we needed came the life hack we desperately need

To Bev -- the mom who gave us the peanut butter hack we never knew we needed ... http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DsHMga92g   The first time I laughed at you, I felt justified. I wasn't laughing at YOU per se, I was laughing at all the ridiculous comments people said about you. That makes it better right?