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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 • 243 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.

    This is Motherhood, too. [REPLAY]

    This is Motherhood, too. [REPLAY]

    A special episode in honor of your motherhood. This entire month we are giving space for your unique story of motherhood, providing a little extra support and hope as you head into Mother’s Day – a day that can be full of many complex emotions, often very painful.
     
    But more important than our resources and articles on the blog and special episodes here on the podcast, mostly, I want you to know, we want you to know that Your motherhood is motherhood, too.
     
    Even if it doesn’t look like everyone else’s, or like how you wish yours was.
     
    Even in the journey you’re facing, this day is for you, too.
     
    In this special episode I am kicking off this month with a poem written by Meg Walker called This is Motherhood, Too. I pray it brings you comfort, hope and gives you space to honor your unique journey as a mother. 
     
    For our best and most helpful resources for navigating Mother's Day, download our free Resource Bundle & Workbook: www.themorning.com/mothersday. 

    • 7 min
    Bonus. A Prayer for the Hardship of Holidays with Ashlee Proffitt

    Bonus. A Prayer for the Hardship of Holidays with Ashlee Proffitt

    From Every Moment Holy, Volume II 
    "Lead me, O Lord, through this layered confusion 
    of celebration and lament, of things present,
    and things past. Let me make of this day a new thing.
    Though holidays might be hard days, O God, 
    by the movement of your mercies 
    may they also become holy days, 
    teaching me again and again to entrust to you my many griefs,
    as often as these unavoidable days uncover and reveal them."
     
    "Now lead me, carry me, and walk beside me through this day,
    O Christ, shepherd of all my sorrows. In unexpected places, let me find joy.
    Amen."
     
    FREE HOLIDAY RESOURCES: www.themorning.com/holidays
    Download the Free Navigating the Holidays Workbook & Resource Bundle  Join us for a Christmas Devotional Book Club for December (Get the devotional here.) Our Christmas Gift Guides for Grieving Moms Keepsake DIY Ornaments (click here) Get your Christmas Apparel (Back in the shop!) > www.themorning.com/holidays
    FREE ONLINE SUPPORT COMMUNITY
    A place away from social media where you can find support and care from women who are just like you. Women navigating the day to day ups and downs of grief. A place where you can feel not alone in this. Come join us: themorning.com/community
     
    FREE GRIEF GUIDE
    Our best and most helpful resources for navigating grief and life after loss all in one place. Plus a list of our favorite books for children about grief and loss. Download Here.
     
    FREE GUIDE: IF YOU LOVE A GRIEVING MOM
    And if you love a grieving mom, we have something for you too, a free guide with simple tips for how to love a grieving friend: themorning.com/friendsandfamily.
     
    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.

    • 4 min
    212. 10 Episodes that Will Help Right Now

    212. 10 Episodes that Will Help Right Now

    Over the years we have created several episodes for navigating the holidays after loss and in this episode I’m sharing with you 10 of our favorites – I know it can be challenging to sift through hundreds of episodes so we did the hard work for you and pulled a few favorites to get you started.
    TOP 10 HOLIDAY EPISODES
    Episode 56 Navigating the Holidays after Loss with Lindsey Dennis
    Episode 58 Navigating the Holidays after Loss with Mary Catelynn Stamm
    Episode 101 Navigating the Holidays after Loss with Meg Walker and Mary Margaret Powitz
    Episode 138 - 5 tips for Navigating the Holidays
    Episode 139 Practical Advice from 6 Grieving Moms About Navigating the Holidays
    Episode 140 What to Know About Christmas Traditions as a Grieving Mom and 5 Christmas Tradition Ideas
    Episode 184 - What We Wish You Knew About Grief & The Holidays
    Episode 210 - How to Navigate the Holidays, a Q&A episode where I answer your questions.
    Episode 211 - 5 Things to Know About What It’s Like to Be a Grieving Mom During the Holidays and how you can help
    Episode 189 - 3 Things to Know About the New Year
     
    WE LOVE LAURELBOX: GIFTS FOR GRIEVING HEARTS
    This episode is sponsored by Laurelbox. We love Laurelbox for the beautiful and tangible ways they help us as grieving moms to honor and celebrate our babies this holiday season. Laurelbox has the most beautiful personalized candles and ornaments– the perfect addition to your holiday season. It’s simple while being intentional, thoughtful and as I said, beautiful. Check out our favorites by heading to themorning.com/laurelbox. 
    FREE HOLIDAY RESOURCE LIBRARY: www.themorning.com/holidays
    Download the Free Navigating the Holidays Workbook & Resource Bundle  Christmas Devotional & Study Guide Bundle  (click here) Christmas Gift Guides for Grieving Moms Christmas Card Guide Keepsake DIY Ornaments (click here) > www.themorning.com/holidays
    FREE ONLINE SUPPORT COMMUNITY
    A place away from social media where you can find support and care from women who are just like you. Women navigating the day to day ups and downs of grief. A place where you can feel not alone in this. Come join us: themorning.com/community
     
    FREE GRIEF RESOURCE BUNDLE
    Our best and most helpful resources for navigating grief and life after loss all in one place. Plus a list of our favorite books for children about grief and loss. Download Here.
     
    FREE GUIDE: IF YOU LOVE A GRIEVING MOM
    And if you love a grieving mom, we have something for you too, a free guide with simple tips for how to love a grieving friend: themorning.com/friendsandfamily.
     
    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.

    • 16 min
    211. 5 Ways to Love a Grieving Mom Through the Holidays

    211. 5 Ways to Love a Grieving Mom Through the Holidays

    In this episode I’m sharing with you 5 simple ways to love a grieving mom through the holidays – 5 things to know about what it’s like to be a grieving mom during the holidays and how you can meet her in those things, showing up for her in very simple ways this holiday season. This episode is about simple acts of understanding, giving space, and simply showing up in the tender, challenging spaces of grief for the ones you love.  
    I pray the words I share with you today offer you the encouragement you may have needed to reach out and show up for a grieving mom this season. I pray these words remind you that you don’t have to show up perfectly for it to matter so much.  
     
    > If you love a grieving mom, download the How to Love a Grieving Mom free guide: themorning.com/friendsandfamily
    > Gift Guide for Grieving Moms: www.themorning.com/giftguide
    WE LOVE LAURELBOX: GIFTS FOR GRIEVING HEARTS
    This episode is sponsored by Laurelbox. We love Laurelbox for the beautiful and tangible ways they help us as grieving moms to honor and celebrate our babies this holiday season. Laurelbox has the most beautiful personalized candles and ornaments– the perfect addition to your holiday season. It’s simple while being intentional, thoughtful and as I said, beautiful. Check out our favorites by heading to themorning.com/laurelbox. 
    FREE HOLIDAY RESOURCE LIBRARY: www.themorning.com/holidays
    Download the Free Navigating the Holidays Workbook & Resource Bundle  Christmas Devotional & Study Guide Bundle  (click here) Christmas Gift Guides for Grieving Moms Christmas Card Guide Keepsake DIY Ornaments (click here) > www.themorning.com/holidays
    FREE ONLINE SUPPORT COMMUNITY
    A place away from social media where you can find support and care from women who are just like you. Women navigating the day to day ups and downs of grief. A place where you can feel not alone in this. Come join us: themorning.com/community
     
    FREE GRIEF RESOURCE BUNDLE
    Our best and most helpful resources for navigating grief and life after loss all in one place. Plus a list of our favorite books for children about grief and loss. Download Here.
     
    FREE GUIDE: IF YOU LOVE A GRIEVING MOM
    And if you love a grieving mom, we have something for you too, a free guide with simple tips for how to love a grieving friend: themorning.com/friendsandfamily.
     
    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.

    • 22 min
    210. Why do I feel like I can’t get through the holidays? Is it ok to cancel plans and disappoint people? How Do I Include My Baby In Heaven in Holiday Traditions? | Answering Your Questions About Holidays After Baby Loss

    210. Why do I feel like I can’t get through the holidays? Is it ok to cancel plans and disappoint people? How Do I Include My Baby In Heaven in Holiday Traditions? | Answering Your Questions About Holidays After Baby Loss

    In this episode I’m answering your questions about navigating the holiday season while grieving the loss of a baby. 
    I pray the words I share with you today offer you hope in this season. I pray these words remind you that you are not alone.  
    WE LOVE LAURELBOX: GIFTS FOR GRIEVING HEARTS
    This episode is sponsored by Laurelbox. We love Laurelbox for the beautiful and tangible ways they help us as grieving moms to honor and celebrate our babies this holiday season. Laurelbox has the most beautiful personalized candles and ornaments– the perfect addition to your holiday season. It’s simple while being intentional, thoughtful and as I said, beautiful. Check out our favorites by heading to themorning.com/laurelbox. 
    FREE HOLIDAY RESOURCE LIBRARY: www.themorning.com/holidays
    Download the Free Navigating the Holidays Workbook & Resource Bundle  Christmas Devotional & Study Guide Bundle  (click here) Christmas Gift Guides for Grieving Moms Christmas Card Guide Keepsake DIY Ornaments (click here) > www.themorning.com/holidays
    FREE ONLINE SUPPORT COMMUNITY
    A place away from social media where you can find support and care from women who are just like you. Women navigating the day to day ups and downs of grief. A place where you can feel not alone in this. Come join us: themorning.com/community
     
    FREE GRIEF RESOURCE BUNDLE
    Our best and most helpful resources for navigating grief and life after loss all in one place. Plus a list of our favorite books for children about grief and loss. Download Here.
     
    FREE GUIDE: IF YOU LOVE A GRIEVING MOM
    And if you love a grieving mom, we have something for you too, a free guide with simple tips for how to love a grieving friend: themorning.com/friendsandfamily.
     
    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.

    • 27 min
    209. What Now? Hope & Help for Infant Loss

    209. What Now? Hope & Help for Infant Loss

    In this episode I’m sharing with you what I want every grieving mom who has experienced infant loss to know about grief and life after loss. For those who are listening who love a grieving mom and might not be as familiar we wanted to take a second and define infant loss – infant loss includes those whose babies within the first year of life. I pray the words I share with you today offer you hope. I pray they remind you that you are not alone. 
    In this episode:
    Letter from a grieving mom to a grieving mom Words of hope and understanding from women have experienced a similar loss Answers to questions you may be wondering about your loss and life now 5 Things to Know about Grief 10 Ways to Honor and Celebrate Your Baby 1 thing you can do today to find hope: Journal Prompt: Write a note to your baby/babies telling them your favorite memory you have about them that makes you smile. Prayer Prompt: Ask God to remind you of those sweet memories when you most need them.  Resources in this episode:
    Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service Memory Making & Photo Checklist Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep La Leche League Article  Cabo Cream Pink Stork No Flow Tea Birthdays, Anniversaries, Due Dates & Other Significant Milestones PINK STORK
    Holistic health support they offer women, especially grieving mothers > Here
    RESOURCES FOR YOU
    FREE GRIEF RESOURCE BUNDLE
    Our best and most helpful resources for navigating grief and life after loss all in one place. Plus a list of our favorite books for children about grief and loss. Download Here.
    FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY: Join Here.
    THE MORNING SHOP
    For tangible tools to help navigate grief and to honor your baby and motherhood. Shop Here.
     
    FREE DEVOTIONAL
    A free 7 day devotional for those who have eperienced the loss of a baby. Download here.
     
    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.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

Babs2018157 ,

Grateful

Thank you, Ashlee, for this amazing podcast. I lost my daughter at 28 weeks in November 2023… you are helping my heart heal. Highly recommend to all grieving moms.

rainerose ,

A gift to all grieving moms

I was feeling exceptionally lonely and depressed 6 months after my daughter passed away. This podcast has provided so much healing already, and is truly a life giving resource to the hurting mama who needs to know she is not alone, her feelings are valid, and she is seen and loved.

cpardee2023 ,

Hope amidst the darkness

I very recently experienced a pregnancy loss. I was hurting and looking for anything to bring me comfort and hope. I found this podcast and have been listening to it as I have been taking long walks to deal with my grief. It has helped bring me comfort and hope in a time where I didn’t think I’d find any. I am grateful to all the brave women who have shared their stories to help others who are feeling alone in their struggles. We are stronger together than we are alone. Thank you.

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