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The Incredible Meaning behind my Photographs of my Pregnancy after Loss

Guest Post by Mary Alice Marshall It wasn't until two weeks after our rainbow was born that I finally got up the nerve to share pictures I had taken throughout the pregnancy. As I shared, I reflected on their incredible meaning through this pregnancy after loss journey. Oh, the pregnancy tests! Our fifth positive pregnancy [...]

By | 2018-04-05T12:00:40+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Birth, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Where Do I Fit In?

Guest Post by Melissa Ayala I knew this was going to be a problem. I wondered if I'd fit in. I knew somewhere the conversation was going to turn uncomfortable for me. I knew that part of the reason I felt extra emotional (on top of all the postpartum hormones) was because of Christmas and [...]

By | 2018-03-28T19:37:33+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Parenting After Loss, The First Year|1 Comment

Things I May Never Tell My Rainbow Baby

Guest Post by Christie Abbott As parents we do our best to cushion every fall, kiss every bruise, and mend every heart break, all while praying for the ability to take every ounce of pain our children feel in this world away. I believe this is true for all parents, but more so loss parents [...]

By | 2018-03-27T19:45:07+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Parenting After Loss, The First Year|0 Comments

Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Awareness Photo Challenge 2018

Welcome to Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Awareness Month Photo Challenge, March 2018. What is Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month? In the world of pregnancy after loss there is a story of hope about a precious new life, and it’s the story of the rainbow baby. It is based on the understanding that the beauty of the [...]

Dear PAL Mama Keeping Your Secret a Little Longer

Dear PAL Mama Keeping Your Secret a Little Longer, I see you. I see how your keeping your secret a little bit longer. I see how your playing it extra safe this time. Maybe you've stopped an activity or cut out that morning tea because of the "what ifs" and "maybes". I see you. You're [...]

By | 2018-02-09T18:21:56+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear Mama Facing Another Loss

Dear Mama Facing Another Loss, You are strong. You are brave. You are resilient. You have faced the worst that life can throw at you, conquered it, and now you are facing the unimaginable yet again. Even though at time it may feel like it, you are not alone though. I have had three losses, [...]

By | 2018-02-09T18:05:15+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Loss After Loss, Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear Mama Who Longs for a Child

Photo by Ravi Roshan on Unsplash Dear Mama Who Longs for a Child, There were days before our loss that we smiled at the thought of carrying life within us. As a child I can remember reciting how many children I would have, whether they would be a boy or girl and what their names would [...]

By | 2018-02-05T14:56:03+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|1 Comment

PAL Awareness Photo Challenge 2017

Welcome to Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Awareness Month Photo Challenge, March 2016. What is Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month? In the world of pregnancy after loss there is a story of hope about a precious new life, and it’s the story of the rainbow baby. It is based on the understanding that the beauty of the [...]

By | 2017-03-10T10:34:56+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, The First Year, TTC|0 Comments

Give InKind: A Crowd-caring Site by Loss Parents, For Loss Parents

A guest post by Tara Shafer After my son was stillborn, I remember a sea of flowers. I remember my mailbox full of cards. This support meant such a great deal to me. But I, like others, felt alone. Looking back, the isolation I felt was something similar to the [...]

Courageous Mama for Cesarean Awareness 2016

Meet Our Courageous Mama for Cesarean Awareness Month... Danielle Reeder  I am a courageous mama because... Last year, on April 12, 2015 my husband and I lost our first daughter to stillbirth, just 9 days before she was due. I hadn't felt her move that day and got out our home heart monitor and couldn't [...]