Your Name

Dear Dorothy, I love your name.  Your name was inspired by women of reality and fiction.  Women who I have admired and who I know you would have looked up to as well. Dorothy is a family name.  It's the name of your beloved great-grandmother; you would have known her as Gammy.  It was also…

Now You Know: About Preeclampsia

Pregnancy is an overwhelming experience.  Every day presents a new celebration, a new worry, and new questions.  Expectant mothers are bombarded with all kinds of new information, but do they really know all that they can face during those 40 weeks?  One of my goals is to educate those around me about some of the…

Spread Some Kindness

I can only imagine what my daughter would have been like.  I can only imagine the person she would have become.  In my imagination her personality and appearance are fluid, they aren't staked in any permanence.  Some days I imagine her to be outgoing and petite, others days I imagine a lanky figure who finds…

Knowing The Helpful (And Hurtful) Things To Say When Someone Has Lost A Baby

A grieving parent can receive many things from people after the death of their child.  They may receive cards, casseroles, texts, gift cards, and flowers.  They may receive visitors at their door or phone calls from loved ones far away.   I was the recipient of all these things when my own daughter died, but…