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Our Adopted “Rainbow” Baby Rainbow Baby: “A child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. The term has encouraged parents to share their stories of loss – and the babies that followed.” So yes, it happened. We brought home a baby boy yesterday who is now part of TEAM WARD! Zion was born Friday […] Read more…

Good to Know for November


Three Things that are Good to Know for November: If you’re struggling through grief in a season of gratitude (or know someone who is), here is my journey to find it again. It’s National Adoption Month. Find out how to be an encouragement to an adoptive family. How I organized my holiday season to prioritize relationships over busyness (Plus a […] Read more…

Popular Articles


Here are some of my readers’ favorite articles by theme: Grief 15 Ideas for Facing the Anniversary of a Loved Ones Death The Empty Chair: How to Face a New Normal After Loss Grief and the Family Photo: The First Family Photo After the Loss of My Son Why Kay Warren is Right About Grief […] Read more…

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Learning to Let Go of the Perfect Life

I always wanted to have kids. Starting in elementary school, my dream was to become a wife and mom. My future life resembled something out of the JC Penny catalogue we got in the mail: blonde models dressed in royal blue pantsuits stood alongside their ‘husbands,’ who looked just like my tanned Ken doll–feathered hair, […] Read more…