Grief + Loss

With great joy comes great grief, and it’s healthy to show our littles how to process and handle those big, tough emotions. The grief + loss category exists to provide mothers with a place to find resources regarding this topic. Whether it’s the loss of a child, loss of a parent, or other sad situations, use grief + loss to help navigate tough times.

Fort Worth Moms publishes original, personal stories and advice from local moms, as well as relevant and fun information for those of us in the trenches of parenthood. 

Every article published via Fort Worth Moms — whether someone from our in-house team, a guest writer, or a sponsored writer — uses their words to reflect their own opinions, experiences, and beliefs. No singular article or collection of articles represents the opinions, beliefs, or agenda of Fort Worth Moms.

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The Thing About Grief

Grief is typically associated with the loss of a loved one, but that's not always the case. You can grieve the ideal life you wanted but don't have.
Losing a pet is so hard personally, and then add in the fact that you are the parent helping your children through this loss is a whole other layer of hard.
If you are expecting a rainbow baby, waiting for a rainbow baby, or raising a rainbow baby, below is a list of organizations, resources, and helpful articles for whatever you may be feeling.
In a society that values perfection and pulled-togetherness, it can feel very taboo to grieve before a loss because it can seem like we've given up hope or are being pessimistic.
Load up with some hot cocoa and drive around with your family for a light tour. Take an evening to volunteer at their favorite non-profit or collect donations for their favorite charity to gift in their name.
I sometimes feel guilty when we are with my own dad and they see the father/daughter relationship they will miss out on. But my children do have a different relationship with their grandparents that most do not.
A collection of work by Shanan Johnson in honor of her passing

In Memory of Shanan

On August 26, 2021, a friend and former writer passed away from a weeks-long battle with coronavirus.

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