In this episode, Emily Allen talks with Sharon McKeeman about her difficult multiple pregnancy and infant losses and how she has journeyed through those experiences in God’s care. Sharon also shares about her new personal project, Quietly and Gently, a year-long attempt to discover what true strength looks like without raising her voice.
Sharon McKeeman is a homeschooling mama to three sons and a daughter. She is a Midwestern girl at heart who now lives with her family on the sunny beaches of Southern California, where they enjoy reading together and playing in the surf. She is an author, educator, speaker, and photographer who shares more of her story as @sharonmckeeman on Instagram and at www.sharonmckeeman.com where you will find her blog, Writing in the Dust, as well as her newsletter, Mourning into Joy, which is filled with encouragement and resources for mamas.
Gently + Quietly Facebook group for support and encouragement – Sharon McKeeman
The blog post that began the Gently + Quietly project – Sharon McKeeman
I Have’t Yelled At My Kids in One Week And This is What I have Learned – Sharon McKeeman
Free guide for Kindred Mom subscribers: Manage the Mayhem of Motherhood: 52 Ideas to Help You Flourish
Resources in connection with Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day (October 15th):
Loved Baby: Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss – Sarah Philpott (Affiliate Link) ~ Many thanks to Vanessa Hunt and Hope Dover for this recommendation
Resources about miscarriage, stillbirth and infertility – Adriel Booker
Various stories about loss – hosted by Adriel Booker
Our Scarlett Stories – Instagram community about infant and pregnancy loss moderated by Adriel Booker
Sharing the Sacred Space of Infant Loss – Kristin Vanderlip
Blessings in the Fog of Grief – Sarah Damaska
Here are some recent essays on the KM blog:
The Days Before Birth: A Desperate Rhythm of Longing – Emily Sue Allen
Born to Persevere – Kristi Ahrens
Kindred Mom is a community dedicated to helping moms flourish in motherhood. Through honest and vulnerable real stories of motherhood, this community champions celebrating small victories and the beautiful things that happen when moms share both the triumphs and struggles of their journeys.
To connect with the Kindred Mom community, keep up with the essays that are shared on the blog at KindredMom.com.
Special thanks to Michael Patti for the original music featured on the Kindred Mom Podcast.