Tag Archives: Loss of a Child

“Death of a Young Son by Drowning” by Margaret Atwood

The poem dives into the depths of parental grief

Margaret Atwood’s earthy poem, “Death of a Young Son by Drowning,” perfectly captures the life-altering heartache that comes after the loss of a child. Atwood’s words are abundant in texture, and her similes are bitingly accurate. This lends the poem … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Sugar Cookies and a Nightmare” by Carol Kearns, Ph.D.

A mother recounts her 30-year journey through grief and loss

When Carol Kearns lost her 7-year-old daughter Kristen to a rogue wave in 1976, she thought her life had come to an end. Lost in a haze of grief and despair, she spent the next 10 days praying for a … Continue reading

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Coping with Grief in Vibrant Color

An artist deals with the loss of a child

On April 8, 2014, artist Seth Remsnyder had to say goodbye to his son, Robert Langdon Remsnyder. His child was stillborn. And although he and his wife Janet knew ahead of time that their son had died in the womb, … Continue reading

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Can Counseling Help Heal Childhood Trauma, Grief and Loss? An Interview with Gaby Donnell, Part Two

A licensed clinical social worker helps individuals and couples through the stresses of their childbearing years

Today is part two of SevenPonds’ interview with Gaby Donnell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of Motheroots Counseling, based in Portland, Oregon. (Read part one here.) Motheroots provides counseling services to adults in their childbearing years, helping them deal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cake (2014) by Daniel Barnz

This dark drama paints a conflicting portrait of a woman dealing with complicated grief

When Cake came out in theaters last year, I remember hearing all the buzz about how “America’s Sweetheart” Jennifer Aniston made herself completely unglamorous in the role of a woman dealing with chronic pain (along and the snub she received … Continue reading

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Angel of Hope Memorial Gardens

A space for communities to heal after the loss of a child

The adage goes: “No parent should have to bury a child.” While nothing truly heals the pain caused by this loss, some communities are trying to ease the pain one statue at a time. Across the United States, parents who … Continue reading

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