grief

What is a parent?

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC This month we will be ‘celebrating’ Mother’s Day.  And next month we will follow it by ‘celebrating’ Father’s Day.  I use that term cautiously because there are

What is a sibling?

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC As I write this, it is National Sibling Day.  I have to admit that I had no idea this day existed until Facebook started telling me so, but

The Memory of You

We received this music video from Minnesota musician Jason Matsch, who wrote and recorded the song “The Memory of You” after learning that his friends lost their daughter to a stillbirth. Jason says, “If you are moved by

The Cost of Grief for Bereaved Parents

The death of a child is one of the most traumatic experiences that a parent can experience. Those who do experience it can struggle to recover. Child loss leads to intense grief and depression. Many

One step at a time…..

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Grief is often described as a ‘journey’ – and I understand why.  My journey with stillbirth began 12 years ago this month.  I’m still not sure what the

A father’s advocacy never ends.

by Dale Fuller, Star Legacy Foundation Board Member I hope Landon is proud of me today. This year I’m celebrating Father’s Day with an empty highchair at our dinner table.  Two years ago we lost

Memorial Day…. Then and Now

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC (This post was first published in 2013 and by request we are reposting for Memorial Day 2016!) I have fond memories of Memorial Day from my childhood.  We

A blog about blogs

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC  I feel the need to speak up for stillbirth families in regard to the multitude of blogs, articles, and beliefs that circulate about us as grieving families and

Somewhere Over The Rainbow…..

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Some of the most common questions we receive at Star Legacy Foundation deal with prenatal care during a pregnancy after a loss.  Thousands of families every year enter into

Actions Speak Louder Than Words…..

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Everybody hates clichés, platitudes, excuses, and empty words.  And if you have had a stillborn child, you have heard plenty of all of the above. These comments may come

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