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A Letter to the Mama Who's Miscarried

A Letter to the Mama Who’s Miscarried

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. […]

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Helping My Daughter Know the Uncle She'll Never Meet

Helping My Daughter Know the Uncle She’ll Never Meet

  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 […]

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Summerbration: Kidzcope Open House & Balloon Launch

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 [email protected] by Aug. 18th.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Cathleen Ramirez at [email protected] or 316-263-3335.

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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.

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How To Talk To Someone Who’s Grieving

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 […]

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I Want Better

I Want Better

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 […]

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When Life Isn't Fair

To My Children When Life Isn’t Fair

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 […]

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