To the Moms Celebrating Their First Mother’s Day with a Rainbow Baby

Mother’s Day to a loss mom was once a day of dred. It was a kick in the gut, a painful day, and a stark reminder of the loss that so deeply broke our hearts.  For some it took months, for others it took years, and for many it took medical intervention but we made

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PTSD and Marriage: How Counseling Saved Us

I want a divorce! For 12 months, this was the only sentence my husband and I could agree on. We came from 2 totally different backgrounds and blended our families for what we thought would be a great marriage. Neither of us took into consideration what our childhoods, adulthoods, or careers would do to harm

How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

‘Tis the season for thankfulness and gratitude. It sounds like a simple concept, but tell that to someone who has fallen on hard times, lost a loved one, is battling cancer, struggling through infertility, and the list goes on. It’s not always easy to see the positive and bright side of things when you are

Keeping a Positive Mindset While Living With Cancer

*Guest Post by Antoinette Truglio Martin I come from a glass-half-full upbringing, where there was always a positive spin on life. The weather is partly sunny, a bad haircut grows out, and traffic will eventually end somewhere along the Belt Parkway. The Cancer Since 2012, I have been walking around with metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic

WOW: Women on Writing’s Blog Book Tour: Review of “Hug Everyone You Know”

Synopsis Attitude is everything, especially when you are fighting cancer. “Hug Everyone You Know” is a compelling memoir about the journey through stage I breast cancer. It details the entire story from diagnosis, to treatment, and survival. Instead of allowing her cancer diagnosis to defeat her, Antoinette Truglio Martin allowed it to develop an attitude

5 Ways to Honor Loss Families during Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. This is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart and always will be. I personally know how devastating losing a baby can be. Grief has no timeline and a loss is felt deeply no matter how many weeks along you were in your

Journaling Power for Mental Health

*Guest Post from Author Mari McCarthy* Too often, we think about our health in terms of separate categories: physical health, emotional health, and mental health. But our health is holistic and interconnected. When you take care of your mind, you also take care of your body – and vice versa. Journaling is a simple but

Pregnancy after Loss

Pregnancy and infant loss are two of the most devastating situations moms can face. It takes so much strength to recover from that type of tragedy. When a woman does get pregnant again after loss, how is the next pregnancy for her emotionally? This month’s post in the “Finding Your Strength” series will detail what

Review of “Happy Tears & Rainbow Babies”

Pregnancy loss is a subject that is near and dear to my heart, which is why I am ecstatic to review and support such a lovely book that opens up this conversation within families.  No matter how much time passes, you always remember that little baby that never made it to your arms. The wonderful

Military Spouse Career Struggles & Knowing Your Value

God knew it would take something BIG to get me to walk away from my career. While I don’t believe that he is the reason tragedy strikes good people, I do believe that he will redirect your path as necessary. I remember telling my husband, “I’ll do everything to build my life with you. I’ll