So often when friends are struggling we want to say the right thing, but oftentimes we don’t know what that is. Today I am delighted to welcome Shawna Beucler of Lunchbox Babies to help us with ideas for encouraging and loving words to say to our friends walking the difficult road of infertility.
So I know I said we weren’t finding out the sex of this baby. But when I went on hospital bed rest, and our lives were put into complete disarray, my husband and I felt that our children needed something concrete, something positive amidst all this unknown. So a few weeks ago we ordered a cake from The Hospitality Sweet and Megan Weaver took the sweetest pictures in my little hospital room.
This “what to say” post comes in the form of a children’s book. It is one of the most precious books I’ve read in a long time and its words and illustrations give children, and adults for that matter, comfort and maybe even peace after the death of a loved one.
I truly believe most people want to do or say the right things when loved ones are suffering, but often times they don’t know what that entails. So today I am sharing an interview with Sarah Adams, founder of Mamie’s Poppy Plates, about tangible things we can do or say when friends or loved ones suffer from stillbirth or infant loss. You will be moved reading Sarah’s story in her own words and inspired by how she turned her family’s deep loss into a non-profit organization that is providing tangible mementos to grieving families around the country. Read More
Some people might think grammar just isn’t a big deal. (After all, who really cares if you use “whom” correctly?) But I would argue that it is important. After all, how we speak and write reflects on our professionalism and intelligence. Whether I am proposing a blog collaboration or just sending an email to my child’s teacher, I want to project my best self and I am sure you do, too!
A few weeks ago I wrote about doing less and not more when it comes to volunteer and extracurricular activities this coming year. But what if you are the one asking – the one needing volunteers on a committee? How do you respond when people say no?