Car Seat Safety

Car seat safety is critical to your child's health and well being. However making sense of all of the options and necessities can be very infusing. Here is Birth You Desire's quick guide for you. The safest car set for you child is one that fits your child, fits your car, and is easy for [...]

Life With Noah: With Hopeful Hearts

  Hope.  A word with four little letters, yet it's played such a huge role in my journey to grow my family. Hope that the mass on my ovary wasn't a big deal.  (It wasn't, although it was the first sign of my PCOS) Hope that the mass in the front of my husband's brain [...]

By | 2017-05-19T12:21:42+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, TTC|0 Comments

A Trigger Question: “Are You Going to Have More Kids?”

  Before losing Zachary, there was no question in my mind about how many kids I wanted. The answer was “lots and close together.” I learned from my loss, however, that I am not in control of every facet of my life. That reality took some getting used to. I was a mess of emotions [...]

How To Support Loss Moms On Mother’s Day

Mother's Day. For many loss moms, it's one of the toughest days of the year. For others, it's bittersweet. Still others use it as a chance to openly celebrate their children. To say that it's complicated feels too simple. It's extremely complicated for each mother, and varies considerably from mother to mother. That makes it [...]

By | 2017-05-12T17:03:59+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Learning to celebrate Mother’s Day

I had a whole lot of hard Mother's Days and one good one from the time we started trying to have children until the time our rainbow baby was born. Mother's Day the first year we were trying to get pregnant was not too bad. After all, everyone knows that it may take a little [...]

Returning to Work Post Rainbow Baby

I work as a registered nurse on the postpartum unit at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. I am lucky enough that I was able to take 12 weeks off work after I had our Rainbow in January. Although I love my job, I could not wait to have three whole months off! I was due [...]

By | 2017-05-04T08:12:00+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, The First Year|0 Comments

Life With Noah: Chasing Rainbows…

As people who have been reading my posts - first as a Bump Day Blogger, and now as a monthly Parenting After Loss contributor - know, our road to becoming parents was not an easy one.  Both Will (the son we lost to cervical insufficiency) and Noah (our amazing 17 month old rainbow miracle) were [...]

By | 2017-04-21T13:25:25+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Loss After Loss, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments

The Grief Gap

Five years on, here is something new in the grief: I need to go back to work. I have freelanced consistently over these years of losing and being pregnant again and, now, raising two young daughters. However, the last time I properly interviewed for a job, I was 30, a newlywed, an Innocent. Two years [...]

Parenting After Loss: Degrees of Missing

This week I was away from my rainbow for two and half days for a business trip. It's not very long, but it was the longest I've been away from him since he was conceived. People assumed I missed him when they found out I had a 15-month old back home. They were right, I [...]

By | 2017-04-14T12:10:22+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Parenting After Loss|1 Comment