7 01, 2019
  • 004 | Bargaining and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

004 | Bargaining and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

By |2020-01-26T13:35:02-08:00January 7th, 2019|

Have you ever thought to yourself that you would give ANYTHING to cure your special needs child? Would you do anything to take their suffering away? Do you ever regret certain choices you have made or thought you have done something wrong to deserve a child who is sick? In this episode, I talk about bargaining and grief. When you bargain, it's your way of trying to gain control of the situation. It makes you irrational and miserable because it READ MORE

7 01, 2019
  • 003 | Anger and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

003 | Anger and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

By |2020-01-26T14:32:26-08:00January 7th, 2019|

When you are grieving for a child you THOUGHT you were going to have, anger is a big part of that grief. For me, watching my daughter Remy suffer through multiple hospital stays, seizure after seizure and seeing the apparent intellectual disabilities unfold, I have seen my fair share of anger. But the anger comes out in subtle ways. Snappiness, resentment, jealousy, being short-tempered, not just the outbursts you think of. When you realize you have no control over your READ MORE

7 01, 2019
  • 002 | Denial and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

002 | Denial and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

By |2020-01-24T16:55:12-08:00January 7th, 2019|

Do you feel anger, jealousy, and resentment because your child isn’t who you dreamed of when you thought about being a parent? Do you feel way over your head and that you and your child have been short-changed due to a medical diagnosis? Grieving over a life you prepared for and fantasized about is totally normal and actually very healthy. Us moms feel such shame around grieving because we are supposed to be thankful for what we have. But sometimes READ MORE