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How to Help a Grieving Friend on Mother's Day

How to Help a Grieving Friend on Mother's Day

by Johanna Mutz March 17, 2020

Mother's Day after you've lost a child, experienced infertility, or lost your mother is excruciatingly painful. Whether you've miscarried, had a child pass away, or said goodbye to your mother, it can feel like the holiday was specifically designed to remind you of your pain.

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Honoring Rainbow Babies

Honoring Rainbow Babies

by Johanna Mutz March 12, 2020

We've wanted to add a Rainbow Baby laurelbox collection for years, and it is finally here!

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Thoughts on Anger and Grief

Thoughts on Anger and Grief

by Johanna Mutz January 13, 2020

Anger always has a story to tell. Because anger is almost never about the thing that sets you off. It’s about feeling used, or being broken, stinging from loss, or coping with the pain of suffering.

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I'm the Mom Who Will Be Crying on the First Day of School

I'm the Mom Who Will Be Crying on the First Day of School

by Johanna Mutz August 09, 2019

It's a milestone for so many families — dropping your child off for their first day of school. But life threw my family a curveball, forcing us to navigate through a dark, grief-stricken road. After going into labor more than 17 weeks premature, our first daughter died within hours of birth. 

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Be Careful What You Say About Yourself

Be Careful What You Say About Yourself

by Johanna Mutz January 28, 2019

After you've gone through major suffering, I think it can be easy to slip into a pattern of criticizing yourself. There are a million more ways that our lives change after loss, and if you find yourself struggling with disdain towards your new self, this is your gentle reminder that you are not defective. You are grieving. And there is time and space and a soft place for you to land here, our beautiful friends.

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Commemorating Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Commemorating Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

by Johanna Mutz October 15, 2018

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It's a special day for anyone who has miscarried or lost a child, because it's a day when we stop and say, "we remember."

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The Love of a Mama Never Fades

The Love of a Mama Never Fades

by Johanna Mutz October 01, 2018

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. This month is for every mama who has lived any of the millions of ways that a motherhood story can be filled with heartbreak. But no matter how our motherhood losses might differ, one thing remains the same — the love of a mama never fades.

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Losing a Pet: Our Story

Losing a Pet: Our Story

by Denise Wolfe August 15, 2018

A few weeks ago, my family said goodbye to our loyal dog of 12 years. Sadie was such a big part of our life – a constant and loyal gift during many different seasons. Losing her was harder than I expected. And while I have lost pets before, this was the first time I had to help my children navigate the death of a pet. I hope that by sharing how we walked through the experience, I can offer support to someone else experiencing the loss of a family pet.  

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