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Navigating the Holidays After Pregnancy or Infant Loss | Episode 057 with Ashlee Karasch | www.themorning.com

Episode 57

Each week during the month of November I am interviewing women about what it looked like to navigate the holiday season while grieving.

In Episode 56 I spent time talking with Lindsey Dennis and her perspective was incredibly helpful and relatable, especially for a mom who has received a life-limiting diagnosis for their baby.

In this week’s episode I am interviewing Ashlee Karasch about her experience with miscarriage and navigating the holidays while grieving the loss of her baby. Her insight is grace-filled and hope-filled and also full of very practical thoughts about navigating family expectations and potential triggers.

She shares helpful advice about what helped her find joy that season and the encouragement she gives at the very end of the episode to all grieving moms is really, really helpful so make sure you listen all the way to the end. 

Ashley mentions the value of shifting our heart and mind to the reason we have hope in the holidays and how helpful that is amidst grief. One way we do that is by reading God’s Word. Opening the Bible and spending some time there. Even when it’s hard. Even when we’re angry. Even when we’re hurting.

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Navigating the Holidays After Pregnancy or Infant Loss | Episode 057 with Ashlee Karasch | www.themorning.com

Ashlee’s Full Story

Listen to Ashlee’s story in full detail on Episode 26. You can also read more about Ashlee’s story and learn about her organization Lilia-Grace by going to http://www.lilia-grace.com.

Navigating the Holidays After Pregnancy or Infant Loss | Episode 057 with Ashlee Karasch | www.themorning.com

Episode 56 In a special series of episodes throughout the month of November I will be talking with 4 different women about what it looked like for them to navigate grief amidst the holidays. In this first of four episodes I spend some time  talking with Lindsey Dennis who shares with us hope-filled wisdom about […]

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Episode 54 Listen in as I spend some time with Carmen Smith as she shares about her journey to motherhood and in motherhood. She shares openly and honestly about her experience with infertility and pregnancy loss. While Carmen has children of her own, her story, like many of ours, is not wrapped up with a […]

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Episode 53 I’m getting really honest in today’s episode about what pregnancy after loss has been like for me and sharing a few practical ideas for how to fight through the difficulties and challenges a loss mama might face in this season. If you love someone who has experienced the loss of a baby and […]

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Episode 52 This week we celebrated my son’s birthday. He would have been turning 11 years old.  Celebrating the birthday of a baby who has died is incredibly hard. And over the years it has often felt impossible. Like I might just be crushed under the weight of that reality. In this week’s episode I’m […]

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Episode 51 In this week’s episode I spend time talking with Diana Stone, the mother of two girls here on earth and three boys in heaven. She is the editor-in-chief at Still Standing Magazine: a site for all those grieving infertility and child loss. My time with Diana is real and honest as we talk […]

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Episode 50 Listen in as I spend some time with Brooke Stone whose son Sawyer, was diagnosed with Trisomy 13. Brooke shares helpful and practical thoughts about Trisomy 13 and her experience of carrying a baby to term that had a life-limiting diagnosis. She shares invaluable wisdom about the decisions that need to be made, […]

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Episode 49 Listen in as I spend some time with Elizabeth Bloomquist who’s daughter, Isabelle was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 after early prenatal testing around 11 weeks. Elizabeth shares very helpful and practical wisdom in this episode about Trisomy 18, what it is and how you can advocate for your baby if you have been […]

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Episode 48 Listen in as I spend some time with Kathryn Ann Casey — a mom to 4 children here and 3 in heaven, a woman who’s journey to motherhood and in motherhood has been full of heartache and loss and grief. And yet, after experiencing so much suffering she speaks with such tenderness and […]

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