Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Surviving the Death of Your Baby

This book offers helpful information for every stage of the grieving process and years beyond. Some of the Chapter titles are: A Parent’s Lonely Grief Grieving and Emotional Recovery Physical Recovery The Early Months Affirming Your Baby Painful Feelin …

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Good Grief – by Granger Westberg

Book Review by Jennifer Hacker   This book is especially good for those who do not like to read or cannot concentrate long enough to get through a long book. This book is 64 total pages. You can finish it in less than an hour.   Each chapter …

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Have a New Kid by Friday – By Kevin Leman

Have a New Kid by Friday shows parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children–fast! With his signature wit and encouragement, Dr. Leman offers them hope and real, practical, doable strategies for regaining control and becoming the parents …

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Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart; 100 Practical Ideas after Your Child Dies

This book is a fantastic instruction manual for how to live after loss. Every idea is presented on a single page so even people in the depths of grief who are unable to focus for even 5 minutes at a time can still read it in very short intervals. And f …

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In a Heartbeat

This one is for women who have lost a child (whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death). The author lost 2 children to miscarriage and one was stillborn. Each section has journal entry from right after she learned her little girl Molly w …

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Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

Raising children these days can be daunting. But if anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it’s Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline-a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works-th …

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On Becoming Babywise – by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam

Book Review by Jennifer Hacker   This book is a MUST read while you are still pregnant if you want your child to be content, eat on a regular schedule, and sleep through the night at a very early age (between 8 and 12 weeks of age).   The techniqu …

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Parenting

By Jennifer Hacker Parenting is the most difficult yet most rewarding job I’ve ever had! I always knew it would be difficult but I had no clue how difficult. Thankfully, I also had no idea how wonderful and meaningful it would be. From the time I was p …

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Separation/Divorce 101

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney. I am relaying things I learned during my personal experience. My recollections may not be exactly correct nor apply to your situation or complete in detail. 1. If you are contemplating separation/divorce, PLAN AHEAD an …

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The Bereaved Parent

Practical supportive advice for bereaved parents and the professionals who work with them, based on the experiences of psychiatric and religious counselors. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: “Certainly, in the early days after our son died, no one could have patt …

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Book Review by Jennifer Hacker After my son died, the cliche I heard most often from friends and family members was, “God never gives us more than we can handle.” Unfortunately, this is simply not true. There are many people who crack under the strain …

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When Will I Stop Hurting?

This book is not about losing a child but it is really easy to read and much of it home with how I felt shortly after Jackson died.

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Where is God When it Hurts?

In this book the author goes into great depths about pain and the physical reasons for it and benefits of it and the emotional growth that can come from it.

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