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 [...]

Create a Legacy Project for your Baby

A “legacy project,” as I call it, is a great way to remember your baby that died and a special way to make him or her a part of your family moving forward. A “legacy” is something which is passed down, something given from one generation to another. Though our children’s deaths are natural order [...]

Balancing Fear and Faith in Rainbow Parenting

Parenting after the loss of a child is amazing. You have a beautiful baby in your hands. This child breathes, blinks, coos, laughs and cries. Every day is a miracle and you count your blessings. At the same time, it can also be ripe with inner anxiety. I remember giving birth to my first rainbow [...]

By | 2017-02-15T09:37:06+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Tips from PAL Moms|0 Comments

Tips From PAL Moms: Is a Second Pregnancy After Loss Easier?

Tips from PAL Moms is a column at PALS Magazine where we ask you, the PAL mom, for feedback about your experience during pregnancy after loss. We ask a question on our Facebook Page and hope that you can help answer it while also benefiting from the answers, all in an effort to relate and [...]

By | 2017-01-11T12:57:16+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Pregnancy, Tips from PAL Moms|0 Comments

Tips From PAL Moms: At what point do other loss parents seek help in getting pregnant?

  Tips from PAL Moms is a column at PALS Magazine where we ask you, the PAL mom, for feedback about your experience during pregnancy after loss. We ask a question on our Facebook Page and hope that you can help answer it while also benefiting from the answers, all in an effort to relate [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:07:35+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Tips from PAL Moms, TTC|0 Comments

A Conference for Bereaved Parent Advocates

  So many women and men that have experienced the loss of a child go on to become parent advocates. This is a beautiful thing. After the death of a baby, there is this gloom of isolation; the feeling of being alone in the world while carrying a heavy sorrow. I felt this after Zachary [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:00+00:00 July 20th, 2016|For Professionals, Tips from PAL Moms|0 Comments

Tips From PAL Moms: How Did You Answer “How Are You Doing?” after a Loss?

Tips from PAL Moms is a column at PALS Magazine where we ask you, the PAL mom, for feedback about your experience during pregnancy after loss. We ask a question on our Facebook Page and hope that you can help answer it while also benefiting from the answers, all in an effort to relate and [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:08+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Tips from PAL Moms|2 Comments

Finding Perspective: The Adoption Home Study

"Anyone" can have a baby, but we have to fill out fire escape route forms. When we decided to move forward with the adoption process, one of the first things we had to do was to complete a home study. We had visions of someone coming over with white gloves and a magnifying glass inspecting [...]

Surviving Painful Triggers in Pregnancy after Loss

Facebook memories can be fun, those little reminders of what you posted a year or two years ago, or more. It can be entertaining to see what photos you shared or what you complained about back then. Or the big news you announced to all your friends. When I opened Facebook this morning, the memory [...]

Tips From PAL Moms: To Be Induced Or Not To Be

Tips from PAL Moms is a column at PALS Magazine where we ask you, the PAL mom, for feedback about your experience during pregnancy after loss. We ask a question on our Facebook Page and hope that you can help answer it while also benefiting from the answers, all in an effort to relate and [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:30+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Birth, Pregnancy, Tips from PAL Moms|1 Comment