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

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

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

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)

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

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

If someone looks like they have it easier, just give it some time

My best friend is going through something crazy, horribly hard. I reflect back upon the years in which I struggled with my fertility, and she popped out two kids back to back without any struggle at

How to Support Someone Following a Pregnancy Loss: Guest Post by Sarah Philpott

Today is October 15, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day. I am so honored to bring Sarah Philpott to you today. Sarah is more than a friend to our baby loss community. She is the

How adulting is a lot like having a car accident — then living to tell the tale

I have this bra. Gosh, the thing is ugly. Snake print in muted pastel rainbow colors. I'm not sure why Victoria Secret ever designed this bra, or how they managed to sell it, but somehow

Open adoption through foster care: a second chance to connect our daughter with her bio family

  When a foster child comes into your home, they do not come alone. They come with history. I'm not talking about the "stuff" of foster care: the what's and how's and when's of deep

Sometimes mommy needs a timeout too

To my two sweet and spunky girls, There are moments when you don't behave the way I want you to. When you are hungry, and instead of asking for a snack, you whine and cry

 What an eclipse teaches us about death 

Today I will see a total eclipse. It is not the eclipse millions are counting down the hours to, though it is just as dramatic. It is not the eclipse that will span the heart

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