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Episode 13: Camilo’s Dad

On today’s episode of Losing a Child: Always Andy’s Mom, I talk to Camilo’s dad, Doug Van Doren. Since recording the first episode with my husband Eric, I have only spoken with women, so it was nice to get another dad’s perspective. We discuss...

Episode 12: Gwen – Surviving the Holidays

On today’s episode, Gwen and I discuss the struggles of getting through the holidays with a heart that is grieving and broken. Grieving is hard work with days that are good and other days that are terrible. Triggers come. Sometimes the triggers are out of the...

Episode 11: Nathan’s Mom

On today’s episode, I talk with Michele Shedd, Nathan’s mom. Michele knew from her 20 week ultrasound that her infant son had a condition that would not allow him to live more than a few hours at most. Despite this fact, she and her husband made the...

Episode 10: James’ Mom

On this the last day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, I have a guest who understands this loss in ways that most people never will. Jessica Tosh lost her infant son, James, after just 2 months of life. Young James was never able to leave the hospital, but...

Episode 9: Brooke’s Mom

On this episode of Losing A Child: Always Andy’s Mom, I talk with Brooke’s mom, Judy Breen. Unlike most of my previous guests, Judy’s daughter, Brooke, died as an adult in her 30’s. She was married with three children of her own. I admit that...

Episode 7: Jenny and Angie’s Sister

On today’s episode, I speak with my dear friend, Michele Thorson. Michele and I became friends shortly after I moved to Grand Rapids, 15 years ago. Michele’s mother had recently died and my mother had died about 10 years prior to that so I was able to...