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 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

The Unspoken Grief from a Loss Father

Guest post by Sergio Pierluissi Our family of five, including the bear we received from the hospital after losing Lucy. My wife, Meagan -- a volunteer with Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS), asked if I’d like to write some thoughts about our experience for PALS; from a father's perspective. I’d love to, I thought. [...]

By |2018-06-11T21:29:27+00:00June 11th, 2018|For Dads, From Dads Who Know|0 Comments

Life, Intensified

Life with an infant is so much more focused than life without.  As Nigel the guitarist said in the movie 'Spinal Tap', my life 'goes to eleven' now. Every moment with our son, Noah, is irreplaceable. Each day he's a little bit bigger and a little more capable than the day before, so each day [...]

This Pain Will Be Useful To You

This holiday season will mark five years since we lost Em. It's with bewilderment that I can even write that sentence. Five years. That Halloween, we sat around as kids came to the door in anticipation of each costume. We would laugh and picture Em in all of them. We'd talk about our costumes from [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:11:36+00:00December 3rd, 2015|From Dads Who Know, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments

Noah’s Birth Story, from His Dad’s Perspective

When we made it to November 1st and Kristen was still pregnant, we were thrilled. We've had a planned C-section date of November 24 since maybe week 8 of the pregnancy. That date has a lot of meaning for us because it marks exactly four years since the day that we first met. It also [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:11:37+00:00November 27th, 2015|Birth, From Dads Who Know, Rainbow Birth Stories|3 Comments