Great Resources for Dads

There isn’t enough attention paid to the Dads in the pregnancy after loss community. We are worried about, and rightly so, the women. They are enduring both the physical challenges of pregnancy, but also carry such a huge emotional burden. However, we know that our partners are struggling with their emotions too. Losing a child [...]

By |2018-12-09T18:22:36+00:00December 9th, 2018|For Dads, From Dads Who Know|0 Comments

Toxic Loss

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the role of gender in our society. In some cultures, gender is constructed as far more fluid than it is in the mainstream United States, where it tends to be seen as existing as a binary (either male or female). This blog has explored the meaning of gender [...]

Offering Community between Loss Parents

Guest post by Megan Brandow-Faller and Adam Brandow Our first thought as we write this post is that we are writing to a community of parents—mothers and fathers alike—who understand loss. While the details of each of our stories vary, we who find ourselves linked through Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) are forever connected through the [...]

By |2018-06-26T21:04:02+00:00June 26th, 2018|For Dads, From Dads Who Know, Pregnancy|0 Comments

The Invisible Bravery of Fathers

Over the last few years, the "mental workload" of motherhood has become a hot topic. But sometimes we women lose sight of the very real mental (and emotional) workload of fathers, an invisible bravery that deserves our respect and gratitude: The drive to keep the family afloat during times of crisis, struggle or bereavement in [...]

By |2018-06-19T07:33:59+00:00June 19th, 2018|For Dads, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments

The Exhausted Loss Father

Guest post by Mike Whalen I’m tired all the time. I am a parent, a father. It’s a common condition, the exhausted parent. The sleepless nights of newborn-hood followed by the unrelenting crush of work and maintaining your home to the point where it is habitable enough to keep the authorities uninvolved. No one gets [...]

By |2018-06-15T21:03:14+00:00June 16th, 2018|For Dads, From Dads Who Know|1 Comment

Feeling Like Falling: Life after Loss

Guest post by Bret Hand You know that feeling you get when you're leaning back comfortably in your chair and thinking about how well things are going? Then, out of nowhere, you feel as though your heart jumps out of your chest and you are falling 100 feet? You’re able to catch yourself. Then, you [...]

By |2018-06-15T21:24:51+00:00June 15th, 2018|For Dads, From Dads Who Know|0 Comments

What Jackson Pollock Taught Me About Grief and Life

Guest post by Mike Markert Photo by Orlando Brooke on Unsplash I consider the first ultrasound to be my daughter’s birthday. I sat there on the edge of my chair, holding my wife’s hand and smiling, just staring at my beautiful little baby, watching her wiggle and flop around on the screen. Even her little spine [...]

By |2018-06-13T17:15:01+00:00June 13th, 2018|For Dads, From Dads Who Know|0 Comments

To My Husband on Father’s Day

To My Husband on Father's Day, Hey you. Remember me? Remember us? Over the years, we've experienced pretty much everything together, from the trying and losses, through grief and sadness, to joy and relief, and back again. There were days we didn't think we'd make it. Days we thought we'd never have living children. And [...]

By |2018-06-12T07:35:13+00:00June 12th, 2018|Adoption, For Dads|1 Comment