You guys have been asking about how transitioning to a foster family is going. In short: it’s going really well. I’ve become a master with paperwork and appointments. Many visits to and from the doctor, social worker, CASA (court appointed special advocate), education coordinators, nutrition and more have been happening. We are back to the… Continue reading Foster life
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day or Child Loss Remembrance Day. I prefer the latter but that’s just me. One of the reasons this blog still exists is to spread awareness. It’s definitely more than just awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (although you will NEVER stop hearing from me about SMA). It’s child… Continue reading October 15
If you’ve been with me here for a while, based on the title, you already know what I might say. If you don’t agree with me that’s just fine. I can only speak to my experience (along with tons of professional opinions I’ve gathered). People ask me questions about talking to kids about losing a… Continue reading Talking to kids about death
I can’t believe it. Today is the day that my second daughter was born three years ago. She was 8lbs 10oz, 21 inches long and completely perfect. Getting to watch my two girls meet for the first time is forever etched in my heart. We didn’t know then that she would end up with the… Continue reading Three
Most loss parents dread the question, “How many children do you have?” I am one of them. I. Hate. It. Seriously, every single time I get that awful feeling of so much sadness and not knowing what to say. Do I tell them all about my family and accept the discomfort and look of terror… Continue reading Parenting
I thought I would take a second to answer a handful of questions we’ve gotten more than once. Again, I’m not a foster expert. I’m also just a regular mama out here trying to do my best. I’m a fan of questions about almost everything (within reason, of course), Blake, SMA, end of life care,… Continue reading Foster questions
Recently, I’ve had a great deal of really nice comments from people. They’ve said things about me “having it all together”, “handling loss with grace” and “being so strong.” I’m so appreciative of people who reach out to me and say kind things. I really, really am. They also got me thinking about what I… Continue reading All together? Nope.