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October 18, 2021

International Wave of Light 2021

While the entire month of October is dedicated to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, October 15 is a special day of awareness and remembrance. The International […]
October 3, 2021

Featured Family: Uni Love

What event triggered you applying for assistance? Infant death Why did you apply for assistance? We incurred many unexpected expenses during our stay in the NICU […]
September 24, 2021

Shop and Give Back

We’re thrilled to announce a partnership with EasyStandard, a women’s everyday essentials brand. EasyStandard just launched its EasyGiving charitable giving program focusing on women-run nonprofits that are making […]
September 14, 2021

Donate to Us through online shopping and vote for us to win a grant!

If you shop online, you can shop through Goodshop and have part of your purchase to be donated to The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation. Also, vote […]
August 13, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things to Know about Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

By Dr. Laura Gleason, Physical Therapist and owner of Beyond the Bump Wellness So maybe your OB/midwife/doula/friend recommended Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT) but you are […]
August 3, 2021

Commemorating and Remembering Our Losses

For parents who lose a baby, whether during pregnancy, at birth, or within the first year of life, it is often difficult to figure out how […]
August 3, 2021

Losing Our Daughter Opened Our Eyes to Families in Crisis

Why were the options only two-fold: either work and risk harm to mom and baby or don’t work and risk financial ruin, evictions, shutoffs, debt?
July 25, 2021

Featured Family: Alana Else

What event triggered you applying for assistance? Premature birth, NICU stay Why did you apply for assistance? The hospital social worker shared the foundation information with […]
July 18, 2021

Featured Family: Cassandra Kalishek

What event triggered you applying for assistance?Premature birth, NICU stay Why did you apply for assistance? We were staying in a hotel in order to stay […]
July 16, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Tips to Handling Baby Showers

By Michelle Valiukenas, Colette’s mom, co-founder, and executive director of The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation                When you are struggling to conceive, going through fertility treatments, […]
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 2, 2021

Friday Five: Five Reasons to Hire a Postpartum Doula

By Carrie Murphy, Major Care By now, most pregnant people and new parents are familiar with the concept of a doula—a trained non-medical professional who provides […]
June 25, 2021

Friday Five: Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting IVF

By Amanda Osowski, Heartfelt Beginnings I am one of those people who was born to be a mother. So, when I was about 10 months into […]
June 18, 2021

Friday Five: Five Most Common Types of Picky Eaters

By Christine Randazzo Kirschner Feeding children is hard. It can feel defeating or disheartening sometimes. We are all bombarded by information (or misinformation) and unrealistic ideas about […]
June 11, 2021

Friday Five: Five Lessons I Learned From Infertility

By Mary Bragg When I was in my mid-twenties, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS.  While I was pleased to finally have a […]
June 4, 2021

Friday Five: Five Postpartum Fitness Truths Every Woman Should Know

By Katie Breard The postpartum fitness space can be a murky area to navigate, as a pre and postnatal fitness specialist and a mom of 2 […]
May 27, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Do’s and Don’ts to Help NICU Parents

By Anna Wolf I am a NICU parent twice over–both of my boys were born premature NICU babies–my oldest at 33 weeks and spent 26 days […]
May 21, 2021

Friday Five: Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Having Kids

By Dana Baker-Williams As a new mom, I really wanted to know what I didn’t know: how to be successful. I wanted someone to clue me […]
May 14, 2021

Friday Five: Five Things I Learned About Infertility

Infertility took a lot from me. Receiving an unexplained infertility diagnosis at 30 years old was a shock. I had no medical or family history to […]
May 13, 2021

Parent to Parent: Connecting to Resources for Kids’ Health Issues and Diagnoses

By Sehreen Noor Ali (@SehreenNoorAli on IG)  In 2018, my daughter was diagnosed with a serious health issue. Well, technically she wasn’t diagnosed — we just […]
April 9, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things I Learned After the Death of My Daughter

By Michelle Valiukenas, Co-Founder and Executive Director and mom to angel baby Colette Louise Trigger warning: talk of infant death and suicide Many years ago, a […]
April 2, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Parenting

By Lauren Hagerty, Co-Founder and Content Creator of Momtourage Media Becoming a parent is one of the most pivotal moments in your life that will change […]
March 29, 2021

Calling All Siblings

Being a sibling to a NICU baby or an angel baby is tough. In honor of the upcoming Siblings Day on April 10, we would love […]
March 26, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things to Know About The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation

By Michelle Valiukenas, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation Every day, I get questions about the work that we do, whether someone qualifies […]
March 19, 2021

Launching a New Blog Series: Welcome to Friday Five

Do you have advice or thoughts or a story of your own that you want to share? We would love for you to share it with […]
March 19, 2021

Friday Five: 5 Things I Wish I knew Before Getting Pregnant at 40

By Tomeka Isaac, mom to angel baby Jace and founder and executive director of Jace’s Journey On May 17, 2018 I woke up in a Surgical […]
March 16, 2021

Best Hospitals in the U.S.

Working with hospital staff has been a hallmark of our work and the reason we have been able to help so many families. We are so […]
March 14, 2021

Share Your Story

Today is National Write Down Your Story Day. Being able to write our story and how we are parenting after loss has been so incredibly powerful […]
March 12, 2021

Great News

We are so honored to be a recipient of a $25,000 grant from Prolacta Bioscience Foundation to help NICU families nationwide. This is the largest grant […]
March 11, 2021

Protecting Moms

In light of Oprah’s powerful interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the world is talking about mental health, particularly when it comes to moms and […]
February 26, 2021

Happy Birthday Lily!

Some time ago, I had the pleasure of meeting (via phone!) Taylor, the mom of Lily Reagan and founder of Lily’s List. My sister found out […]
February 11, 2021

Love and Hearts Are in the Air…

By: Michelle Valiukenas, Co-Founder and Executive Director As Valentine’s Day approaches this weekend, a lot of talk of love, pictures and images of hearts, candy hearts, […]
January 8, 2021

Resources for Parents to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects

https://www.mother.ly/news/democracy-kids-capitol-talk-kids https://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-children-about-capitol-riots-age-age-t205304 https://offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-upsetting-current-events-1846007672 https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716704917/when-the-news-is-scary-what-to-say-to-kids?fbclid=IwAR0JSDBF4nNe2J0Zyt8ypJDZ-rBgIZuU7PpAzyjhv-cAp9JfbwAERv_aet4 https://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-children-about-capitol-riots-age-age-t205304 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-talk-kids-scary-news_l_5ff62e64c5b64e568bf3b44a?qv&?ncid=newsltushpmgvoices_Parents https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-help-teens-make-sense-of-the-news_l_5ffdbdc3c5b66f3f79618736
January 8, 2021

Response to Capitol Attack

By Michelle Valiukenas, Executive Director                 2021 long felt like a reprieve, a breath of fresh air, a cleansing of the craziness that happened in 2020, […]
November 11, 2020

Guest Blog: Stacy’s Experience with Postpartum Depression

My husband and I both met as single parents to two beautiful children.  My son Ryan was five and my husband’s daughter, Lilly was 4.  We […]
June 28, 2020

Guest Blog: Reflections on NICU Experience by Ali Dunn

June 2, 2020

Black Lives and Black Families Matter

April 22, 2020

Guest Post: Loss Parent Sharing Advice: Shannon Mysliwiec

April 21, 2020

Medical Bills and Financial Assistance

March 31, 2020

Spreading Hope

March 13, 2020

Reading Recommendations

March 9, 2020

Women’s Day

February 17, 2020

Only Small Ties Remain

February 12, 2020

Making National Headlines

February 10, 2020

Donations Come in All Forms

February 3, 2020

Donations Come in All Forms

January 27, 2020

It Really Does Take a Village

January 13, 2020

Expecting But Not Pregnant

September 27, 2018

We Want to Hear from You!

September 15, 2018

Happy Neonatal Nurses Day!

September 15, 2018

Inspiring Stories

July 12, 2021

Expecting But Not Pregnant: Playing the What If Game

Yes, I realize now that it seems dramatic that a global pandemic came to the U.S. as a result of my knitting, but as a loss […]