194 episodes

A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Listen in on honest conversations from real women as they share candidly about their own experience of loss and what it has looked like for them to navigate grief.

If you have experienced the loss of a baby and are searching for hope and joy and just another mama who understands what you are going through, then this podcast is for you.

If you are a friend or a family member of someone who has experienced the loss of a baby and are looking for ways to intentionally care for and love the one grieving, this podcast is for you too.

A new episode releases every Wednesday. Make sure you don't miss a single one so click subscribe.

The Joyful Mourning - A Podcast for Women Who Have Experienced Pregnancy or Infant Loss Ashlee Proffitt

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 193 Ratings

A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Listen in on honest conversations from real women as they share candidly about their own experience of loss and what it has looked like for them to navigate grief.

If you have experienced the loss of a baby and are searching for hope and joy and just another mama who understands what you are going through, then this podcast is for you.

If you are a friend or a family member of someone who has experienced the loss of a baby and are looking for ways to intentionally care for and love the one grieving, this podcast is for you too.

A new episode releases every Wednesday. Make sure you don't miss a single one so click subscribe.

    145. Finding Hope After Losing a Twin (SIDs) + PAL, Faith, Honoring Her Son with Brooke Seibal

    145. Finding Hope After Losing a Twin (SIDs) + PAL, Faith, Honoring Her Son with Brooke Seibal

    This week on the podcast I am interviewing Brooke Seibal – a mom to 5 children, 4 here on earth, 1 in heaven. During our time together Brooke shares the story of her son Knox, a twin that she lost suddenly just shy of 6 weeks old. Brook also shares about the unique challenges of losing a twin, as well as her grief journey and what healing has looked like for her.
    We talk about parenting young children after loss and amidst grief and about her decision to have another baby just a few months after her son Knox had died. We talk about how she honors her son’s life in the day to day as well as the bigger milestone days like birthdays – what that practically looks like for her celebrating her son Jonathon while grieving his twin brother Knox. We talk about Brooke’s faith and what God has been teaching her over the last 2 years since experiencing such a tremendous loss.
    Brooke shares with honesty, hope and joy during our time together and she gives an abundance of practical advice that I am certain can be of help to you, no matter your story. I pray this episode and the wisdom and hope shared here encourages you today.
     
    FREE RESOURCE BUNDLE
    Over the past 5 years we have helped thousands of women navigate life after the loss of a baby and we pulled our best and most helpful resources all into one easy to access resource. There is a separate bundle for miscarriage, infant loss and life-limiting diagnosis so the resources are very specific, tailored to you and your grief journey. To get your free resource bundle head to themorning.com/resourcebundle
    SHOW NOTES
    www.themorning.com/blog/episode145
    FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY
    www.themorning.com/community
    RATE, REVIEW &  FOLLOW ON APPLE PODCASTS
    If you love The Joyful Mourning Podcast, please consider rating and reviewing the show! This helps moms who are grieving to find us a little easier and get that support they need. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know how this episode helped you.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    144. Parenting Amidst Grief & Helping Young Children Grieve in a Healthy Way with Early Childhood Grief Specialist Michele Benyo

    144. Parenting Amidst Grief & Helping Young Children Grieve in a Healthy Way with Early Childhood Grief Specialist Michele Benyo

    In this week’s episode I have the honor of interviewing Michele Benyo. Michele is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, an early childhood parent coach, and the founder of Good Grief Parenting. After her 6-year-old son died of cancer, her 3-year-old daughter said, “Mommy, half of me is gone.” This heartbreaking statement defined Michele’s life purpose. Her mission is twofold: to help parents through the unimaginable challenges of parenting while grieving the death of a child, and to help parents meet the unique needs of a child who has lost a sibling in the early childhood years. The desire of Michele’s heart is to see families live forward after loss toward a future bright with possibilities and even joy.
     
    The immense practical wisdom Michele shares during our time together is invaluable and I just know you are going to love Michele. 
     
    FREE RESOURCE BUNDLE
    Over the past 5 years we have helped thousands of women navigate life after the loss of a baby and we pulled our best and most helpful resources all into one easy to access resource. There is a separate bundle for miscarriage, infant loss and life-limiting diagnosis so the resources are very specific, tailored to you and your grief journey. To get your free resource bundle head to themorning.com/resourcebundle
    SHOW NOTES
    www.themorning.com/blog/episode144
    FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY
    www.themorning.com/community
    RATE, REVIEW &  FOLLOW ON APPLE PODCASTS
    If you love The Joyful Mourning Podcast, please consider rating and reviewing the show! This helps moms who are grieving to find us a little easier and get that support they need. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    143. Hopes & Prayers for a New Year with Ashlee Proffitt, Meg Walker & Mary Margaret Powitz

    143. Hopes & Prayers for a New Year with Ashlee Proffitt, Meg Walker & Mary Margaret Powitz

    Today’s special episode is all about the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. And you are going to hear from all three members of The Morning team in this special episode, Meg Walker is going to share with you thoughts about last year, Mary Margaret Powitz is going to share with you 3 hopes for the new year and I am going to finish our time with 3 prayers I have for you as we end 2021 and enter 2022. 
    Before we jump into that I want you to hear me say: You made it through the holidays friends — I am so proud of you. I wish I could give you a hug and look you in the eyes and say “You did it. You made it through one of the toughest seasons a grieving mother has to walk through.” 
    I would love to encourage you to spend some time today or tomorrow, just a few minutes, reflecting on this past year, on this moment right now, and on the holiday season. We created a simple workbook for you with questions and prompts to help you reflect on the year as we move into a new year, head to themorning.com/newyear to download yours. 
    The purpose of writing out your thoughts is not to come up with perfect words but to get all that’s in your head out -- to remember things you don’t want to forget; to reflect, to pause, to ponder, and to process. 
    You have been through so much this year, it will be an incredibly helpful exercise to take a few minutes to sit in it, reflect on it, learn from it -- before diving into a new year. Download that free workbook at themorning.com/newyear and then head over to our free community to share with us what you discovered during your time of reflection. 
     
    New Year Reflection Workbook
    www.themorning.com/newyear
    Show Notes
    www.themorning.com/blog/episode143
    Free Community
    www.themorning.com/community
     

    • 22 min
    Bonus. Christmas Promise for the Grieving Mother | Revelation 21:4

    Bonus. Christmas Promise for the Grieving Mother | Revelation 21:4

    Bonus Episode from the Christmas Promises for the Grieving Heart Daily Devotional
    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
    He will wipe away every tear At Christmas we celebrate Jesus' first coming as a baby, when He came to be our Rescuer and Redeemer, our Healer and our Comforter. But we also anticipate His second coming, when He will wipe away all the tears, all the sadness, all the pain, all the brokenness, and all the death.
     
    HOLIDAY WORKBOOK & RESOURCE BUNDLE
    for the grieving mother
    www.themorning.com/holidays
    FREE COMMUNITY
    www.themorning.com/community

    • 2 min
    Bonus. Christmas Promise for the Grieving Mother | Isaiah 61:1-3

    Bonus. Christmas Promise for the Grieving Mother | Isaiah 61:1-3

    Bonus Episode from the Christmas Promises for the Grieving Heart Daily Devotional
    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;2 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3
    Our Healer, Our Comforter The baby we celebrate at Christmas, that baby in a manger, He is our good news, our hope. He is good news because He came to bring freedom, to set us free. Freedom from death and sin and all that is broken. Jesus came to bring life. And He came to bring healing and comfort.
     
    HOLIDAY WORKBOOK & RESOURCE BUNDLE
    for the grieving mother
    www.themorning.com/holidays
    FREE COMMUNITY
    www.themorning.com/community

    • 2 min
    142. Cuddle Cots: What They Are & How They Might Help You with Kristyn Szala

    142. Cuddle Cots: What They Are & How They Might Help You with Kristyn Szala

    This week on the podcast Kristyn Szala joins me back on the podcast to talk about Cuddle Cots – what they are, why a mom who has received a life-limiting diagnosis should know about these, how to learn more about them and how to get one for yourself or for someone you love.
    Kristyn shared her full story with us in Episode 134 but is joining us this week to talk specifically about Cuddle Cots and the role this resource played in her bereavement care. Kristyn says over and over during our time together what a blessing Cuddle Cots were to her after her son Asher was born still due to complications from a life-limiting diagnosis of Trisomy 18. Cuddle Cots gave her, and give moms like her, the gift of time. This amazing resource gives parents, as well as friends and family, the ability to spend time with their baby that they wouldn’t really be able to otherwise.
    Cuddle cots are not widely known about in the US but they are gaining traction as a very helpful resource in bereavement care for families who have experienced the loss of a baby and Kristyn shares all about that in this episode.
    If you have been given a life-limiting diagnosis or knows someone who has this episode is going to be very helpful. And if you are a grieving mom, looking for a way to bless other moms I would listen in – knowing about Cuddle Cots and helping to raise awareness about this unique and helpful resource might be the very thing someone you know and love will need in the future.
    Like I shared last week in Episode 141 with Gina Harris, CEO of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, as we near the end of the year, if you are looking for year end giving opportunities this would be a really, really great opportunity to give to in honor of your baby this Christmas. To find out more about how to connect with Kristyn and give a donation head to www.facebook.com/AshersHope. Or reach out to your local hospital and give a donation for them to begin raising the funds necessary to purchase their own Cuddle Cot!
     
    FREE RESOURCE FOR LIFE-LIMITING DIAGNOSIS & LIFE AFTER BABY LOSS
    Over the past 5 years we have helped thousands of women navigate life after the loss of a baby and we pulled our best and most helpful resources all into one easy to access resource. There is a separate bundle for miscarriage, infant loss and life-limiting diagnosis so the resources are very specific, tailored to you and your grief journey. To get your free resource bundle head to themorning.com/resourcebundle
    SHOW NOTES
    www.themorning.com/blog/episode142
    FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY
    www.themorning.com/community

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

kmbrewer18 ,

So encouraging!

I just lost my first baby to stillbirth last month. A friend sent me this resource, and it has been so helpful. I’ve loved hearing other women’s stories. I feel less alone and more encouraged after listening to an episode. I’m learning how to grieve from others who have already walked the path. Thank you for your vulnerability and openness! Could not recommend more!

tunderwood14 ,

Thankful for this podcast

I’m so thankful for this podcast.
Finding joy amongst grief is challenging, so I’m thankful for the encouragement of this podcast on this journey.

steph.l.b. ,

Wisdom, compassion, community

Ashlee handles grieving hearts with such care and tenderness. Every time I listen to an episode I feel seen, I feel challenged and I learn something new. Thank you for this invaluable resource, you are a blessing!

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Dr. Becky Kennedy
Kenzie and Jamee
Dear Media, Aliza Pressman
The Holderness Family
Gen-Z Media | Wondery

You Might Also Like

Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler
Heather MacFadyen
Katie Blackburn, Jill Atogwe, Ashlee Gadd
The Daily Grace Co.
Elisha and Katie Voetberg
D-Group