What every mom needs to hear from the pulpit on Mother’s Day

Dear pastors on the day before Mother's Day, No doubt you've just about finished up your sermon by now. Perhaps you are applying the final touches to your message, creating the slides to pass off to your tech team, or figuring out which mothers you'll have stand to be recognized (oldest mother, newest mother, etc.)

My top 5 truths about parenting after infertility and loss

My story is a little different than many of yours. My infertility came AFTER my firstborn child. And so maybe for me, parenting after loss or infertility is a little different. I was already mothering a live human before life struck hard. But I really think no matter how we came to this parenting-after-loss-and-infertility gig,

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Forever is too far away

 How quickly time passes. I blink. It's been an hour. A week. A month. A year. When you left, time should have stood still. It didn't. Forever is too far away. Don't get me wrong. I want forever with you. But I also want today. Today and tomorrow and tomorrow's tomorrow. But I only get

Tonight, I light a candle

October 15 is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. Bereaved parents, or anyone who has been affected by infant and pregnancy loss, are encouraged to participate in the wave of light. At 7 pm your local time, light a candle in remembrance of your baby, and together, we'll create a wave of light around the

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What is 4?

I am not OK. It's easier for me to pretend that I am when I'm with my parents. I get distracted (like helping my dad navigate FB, and helping him start a blog.) My mom pumps me full of delicious food. They help take care of the kids. For a time, a short time, I