October 15th is recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day across the world. It is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death which includes, but is not limited to, miscarriage, still birth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. […]
Tag Archives | Grief
Grief is a funny thing. A natural response to losing someone or something that’s important to you. But what happens when you aren’t able to grieve? In the past few years I’ve had to deal with the death of my grandparents along with the divorce of my parents. In each of these situations, I’ve been tasked […]
My daughter’s middle name–Frances–is a celebration of someone she’ll never meet: my brother, her Uncle Francis. Three years older than me and way cooler, he would have been The Fun Uncle. He would have cherished his role, and my daughter would have spent holidays and birthdays and visits absorbing the love of her uncle. Six-and-a-half […]
Have your face painted like your favorite superhero, enjoy a cool treat, remember your loved one with a balloon launch, and much more at Kidzcope’s first ever SUMMERBRATION!
Shaved ice from Kona Ice NW Wichita | Photo booth from Lamphouse Photo Booth Co. | Face painting | Tours | Commemorative balloon launch to end the evening
Feel free to bring your family, friends and neighbors to this FREE fun-filled event!
Please let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on our Facebook event (http://bit.ly/2fya1Gf) or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 18th.
If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Cathleen Ramirez at email@example.com or 316-263-3335.
Kidzcope, Inc., provides hope for grieving children and their caregivers through art-based peer-support groups. To learn more, contact Kidzcope at 316-263-3335 or visit kidzcope.org.
Chances are, many of you have yet to experience grief. I’m talking about earth-shattering, soul-crushing, have-to-convince-yourself-to-breathe, grief. The kind that makes you question every.single.thing regardless of how or why “it” happened. Many of you are in this space. I was too, not so long ago. Everything changed for me the summer of 2015: the summer I […]
Three years ago, on Halloween, our beautiful thirteen year old daughter, Mia, went to heaven. Her loss is still difficult – it can be all-consuming, and insurmountable at times. Like many others who have lost a loved one, the holidays can wage war on my emotions. As Christmas approached that first year after her passing, […]
Right after we had our first daughter, I struggled with postpartum anxiety. My mind would constantly spin, I couldn’t sleep, and I was miserable in a job I didn’t love. I started going to therapy, and my therapist told me (among other things) to stop watching the news. At first I laughed. But as I started thinking about the […]
Dear Children, Part of me wishes I could keep you little, bottling up that innocence and protecting you from hurt and sadness forever. Because as your mother, I would gladly shelter you and take on all the fear and pain that life has the potential to bring. Unfortunately, no one is immune to hardship, and as my own mother used […]