Writing About Reading and Writing: The Netgalley Experiment

I’ve posted before about my experiment with my own memoir, Fragile, and Perfectly Cracked, my story of giving birth to a stillborn son as well as dealing with subsequent infertility problems.  It was a labor of love for me to get this out there.  I’m currently working on my first novel,…

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An Introduction to My Grief

On October 12 2010 I became a statistic when my previously-perfect pregnancy ended at 21 weeks in a horrific miscarriage.  While I fretted and worried from the moment I found out I was pregnant (was that frappuccino I had the other night really bad? I had a hot dog at…

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The Top Things to Not Say to a Grieving Woman: Feb 4, 2011

After losing Baby Teysko, we received a huge amount of sympathy cards and emails, and people were incredibly gracious, kind, and understanding.  There were a few well-meaning souls who really shouldn’t have said anything, though, because even though their intentions were to be helpful, they were some of the most…

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My Grief is an Untrained Pitbull: December 23, 2010

The funny thing about grief is how it follows you everywhere.  It’s like when you were in sixth grade and there was a third grader who thought you were awesome and kept popping up in the lunch room and the library to ask you what you thought about his teacher,…

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Preparing for a Stillborn: January 26, 2011

I hang out a lot on the grief board of a pregnancy website.  Not as much as I used to, though.  When we first lost Baby T, I was on that board every hour, checking messages, finding others who had gone through the same thing, reassuring myself that this pain…

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The First 7 Days of Grief: A User’s Guide

I am struggling with writing this Grief Blog.   On one hand, I don’t want to dwell in my grief, simmer in it, because then I’ll become part of the Grief Stew, and I fear it will overtake me.  On the other hand, though, there is all this emotion that…

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