Sunshine After The Storm

Author: Alexa Bigwarfe
Publisher: Kat Biggie Press
ISBN: 0989934713
Size: 19.71 MB
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"This supportive guide to navigating pregnancy and infant loss will arm you with life-changing tools that will help you feel part of a dynamic community."--Back of book.

Sids And Infant Death Survival Guide

Author: Joani Nelson Horchler
Publisher: S I D S Educational Services
ISBN: 0964121808
Size: 10.98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This powerful and moving book provides authoritative new medical research information on SIDS and other infant death (such as suffocation) and features articles and poems by those who understand and can give advice and hope--parents who have lost babies to SIDS, suffocation, and other forms of infant death. The most comprehensive book ever written on SIDS, its 19 chapters cover everything from the particular grief of mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, friends and child-care providers to guilt, anger, dreams, premonitions, peer and professonal support, emergency response, planning funerals, enduring anniversaries, and having subsequent children. The critical issue of how child-care facilities can reduce their risk of being held liable for babies who die in their care is also covered.

Lose The Cape

Author: Alexa Bigwarfe
Publisher: Kat Biggie Press
ISBN: 0986196908
Size: 12.91 MB
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This mothering gig is serious stuff. There's no handbook on how to deal with your kid, yet many moms feel pressured to be "supermom." Sure, there are parenting books and websites and Pinterest, but it's overwhelming. There's so much to do, and despite our best efforts, we likely feel guilty for not doing more, doing better, doing it all.This book is an attempt to reach out to all moms and let you know you're already super. You don't need the "cape," really. Still, who couldn't use a little help? Lose the Cape features resources galore - including suggestions and tips from a diverse group of moms to make life run smoother. Organization, meal planning, morning and evening routines, battling new mommy worries, and so forth are all tackled in one place to provide a handbook for any mom looking for some relief. We're not experts. We're like every other mom - trying to survive and show our kids some love.But, we've learned along the way to cut a few corners, to learn some systems to gain control of the chaos, to form support groups to lift us up, to find a way that works for our families and ourselves.We try to be super every day, but we don't aspire to be "supermom" because she simply does not exist. We think it's time for all moms to join together and Lose the Cape.

Rare Bird

Author: Anna Whiston-Donaldson
Publisher: Convergent Books
ISBN: 9781601425218
Size: 14.97 MB
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I wish I had nothing to say on the matter of loss, but I do. Because one day I encouraged my two kids to go out and play in the rain, and only one came home…. Now a New York Times bestseller! ________________________________________________________________________ On the other side of heartbreak, a story of hope rises. On an ordinary September day, twelve-year-old Jack is swept away in a freak neighborhood flood. His parents and younger sister are left to wrestle with the awful questions: How could God let this happen? And, Can we ever be happy again? They each fall into the abyss of grief in different ways. And in the days and months to come, they each find their faltering way toward peace. In Rare Bird, Anna Whiston-Donaldson unfolds a mother’s story of loss that leads, in time, to enduring hope. “Anna’s storytelling,” says Glennon Doyle Melton, “is raw and real and intense and funny.” With this unforgettable account of a family’s love and longing, Anna will draw you deeper into a divine goodness that keeps us—beyond all earthly circumstances—safe. This is a book about facing impossible circumstances and wanting to turn back the clock. It is about the flicker of hope in realizing that in times of heartbreak, God is closer than your own skin. It is about discovering that you’re braver than you think. Praise for Rare Bird “In her beautiful, clear-eyed prose Anna brings to life complex miracles: that the anchor of being strong is tied to feelings of unbearable weakness; that the ache of grief is often accompanied by glittering beauty; and that all we do not understand is more important to making sense of life than what we know. Her story, as well as Jack’s story, is gorgeous, bold and true, and no one will be unchanged in reading it.” — Stacy Morrison, Editor in Chief, BlogHer; author of Falling Apart in One Piece “This is not a book; it is a kaleidoscope. With every turn of the page, a new discovery is made that forever alters your view of pain, joy, heartache, time, hope, and healing. As I journeyed through Anna’s divinely written prose, I found myself unable to stand by as a passive recipient of her message. I needed to act. Because of Anna and Jack, I talked with my child about heaven. I walked around the pool’s edge to sit beside a grieving woman. I looked into the darkest places of my soul and for the first time, I did not look away. If you yearn to stop hiding from that which prevents you from truly living, step into the kaleidoscope that is Rare Bird. Turn the page—wake up, stand up, comfort, love, and live. Turn the page—let your eyes be opened to the light that exists in whatever darkness you face.” — Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times best-selling author of Hands Free Mama “A masterpiece of hope, love, and the resilience and ferocity of the human spirit.” — From the foreword by Glennon Doyle Melton, Momastery.com; author of Carry On, Warrior "Rare Bird is not just another well-written story of love, loss, and the aftermath of death, but it is a story that clearly shows the constant presence and grace of a loving God. It gives assurance and comfort to those whose hearts are grieving, and hope to those who are afraid." — Mary C. Neal, MD, New York Times best-selling author of To Heaven and Back

A Silent Sorrow

Author: Ingrid Kohn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135882686
Size: 10.76 MB
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A Silent Sorrow has long been considered the "bible" for families seeking emotional and practical support after a pregnancy loss. Well organized, easily accessible, and filled with practical suggestions for each topic it covers, A Silent Sorrowis a positive first step for bereaved parents and their families, providing support and guidance to help resolve thegrief and enable them to look to the future with hope.

The Prenatal Bombshell

Author: Stephanie Azri
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442239432
Size: 19.34 MB
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Finding out your unborn child has been diagnosed with a poor or fatal prenatal diagnosis is devastating news sure to reverberate through your family’s life forever. The emotional aspects of such a pregnancy and the practical implications of an adverse diagnosis are difficult to navigate. The Prenatal Bombshell is a warm and understanding companion guide through the journey from diagnosis and beyond once you’ve decided to either continue or end your precious pregnancy. Issues such as managing the pregnancy, delivery, termination, creating memories, future babies, and the long term impact of such a traumatic experience are all covered in detail. The lived experiences of other women who have gone through this journey are also included to provide hope, support, and guidance through difficult times. The Prenatal Bombshell does not attempt to convince women to make a particular choice about their pregnancy. It supports them from their choice onwards in a way that is honest, informative, and reliable. Filled with stories and testimonies, this is a helpful book to have during, and well beyond, a poor prenatal diagnosis.

Empty Arms

Author: Sherokee Ilse
Publisher:
ISBN: 0960945660
Size: 12.21 MB
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Offers advice on making decisions after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, as well as handling the grief, and tells family members and friends what they can do to help grieving parents.