I Want My Daughter To Know That Mothers Are Not Made–They Just Are

Dearest daughter, I never knew how soon how a mother heart could start beating. Then, little one, I heard your mother heart beating inside that tiny body and in its cadence I heard the truth about mother hearts everywhere. I love to watch the lub-dub of your mother heart as you play with your baby…

Thank You Mr. Ramsey: Why That Cartoon of Barbara and Robin Mattered SO Much

Dear Marshall Ramsey, Thank you.  Those words don't seem nearly big enough right now for the incredible gift you have given our community.  What community is that?  I'm talking about our community of bereaved parents.  Loss moms and dads.  We are a tribe of people being forced to live here on Earth without one or…

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If We’re Really Curious About Motherhood, It’s Time To Ask New Questions

Imagine a big awards show for moms everywhere.  We'll call it The Momscars or the Mommys or something wittier that I haven't thought of yet.  There's a red carpet, dozens of photographers, a crowd of eager fans.  You saunter along, basking in the attention being lavished upon you.  This is your night.  A night to…