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July 12, 2021

Expecting But Not Pregnant: Dear Baby

Please, please, please do not simply draw benefits from your privilege to be used for yourself. Use your privilege to help others. Be the voice for […]
July 12, 2021

Expecting But Not Pregnant: Is My Body Failing Me Again?

This feeling of elation lasted all the way until the rug was pulled out from underneath us and was replaced by worry, confusion, grief, anxiety, tears, […]
July 12, 2021

Expecting But Not Pregnant: It Feels Surreal

Saying you want to have a child and starting the process to have one seems simple and straightforward. For those who get pregnant fairly easily and […]
July 12, 2021

Expecting But Not Pregnant: Dear Baby

 Colette will be in your life as much as we possibly can include her, but she will not babysit you, she will not get to tease you […]
July 12, 2021

Parenting After Loss: Lessons Learned and Lessons Causing Struggles

 When I could not get an actual reason why we lost Sweet Pea and Colette, I then went internally and figured it had to be me. […]
July 12, 2021

Expecting But Not Pregnant After Loss: Hanging On

And with LL Cool T, except for these small moments, these brief forays into the future, we have protected ourselves, loving fully and embracing the pregnancy […]
July 11, 2021

The Loss of Finding Out

I missed out on the chance to surprise my husband with pregnancy announcements, but I also lost the chance to assume that I could get pregnant, […]
July 11, 2021

Featured Family: Elizabeth Pompey

What events triggered you to apply for assistance from The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation? Premature birth, NICU stay Why did you apply for assistance from The […]
July 7, 2021

Undefining Motherhood: Losing Yourself When You Lose a Child

After her death, I didn’t (and still don’t) care how perfect things looked or seemed because my family would never be perfect. I didn’t care if […]