Topic: Loss

This Mother’s Sandbox Tribute On Her Baby’s Grave Will Make You Ugly Cry

This Mother's Sandbox Tribute On Her Baby's Grave Will Make You Ugly Cry

Ashlee Hammac lost her infant son Ryan just five days after his birth on October 11, 2013. Ryan passed after suffering brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation when Ashlee’s placenta burst during labor—a condition called Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephlopathy. While baby Ryan’s parents surely mourn his loss, there’s more to the story: Ryan had a three-year-old brother named Tucker who will never get to know him. More »

There Are No Answers For The Tragedy Of Sandy Hook, Not Even From Adam Lanza’s Father

There Are No Answers For The Tragedy Of Sandy Hook, Not Even From Adam Lanza's Father

There is an extensive interview with Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook mass murderer Adam Lanza in The New Yorker, and I have no idea why I read it. I have an obligation for my job to read things like this, to cull what I think is important from these things so I can relay that in my articles on Mommyish, to have a strong point of view on articles like these so I can form my own opinions and we can discuss them together. But after reading this extensive interview, I’m left with nothing, except a remembrance of how ungodly tragic the events of December 14, 2012 were that day in Newton, Connecticut. More »