Mandy Hitchcock

Motherhood. Loss. Authenticity. Resilience.



“My Monster”

I’m grateful to share my latest piece for Mamalode, “My Monster.” It’s about how telling my story helps me manage my PTSD. I hope it helps others who have endured a traumatic experience, including those who have not lost a… Continue Reading →

It’s My Job To Raise Children Who Are Not Only Not Racist But Actively Anti-Racist

Eight: the number of Southern black churches that have burned in the last ten days. Nine: the number of black bodies gunned down in church by a young white male racist two weeks ago today. Countless: the number of unarmed… Continue Reading →

Joe Biden Comforted Me When I Lost My Child, and I Want to Do the Same for Him

I was heartbroken over the circumstances that inspired me to write this, but at the same time (because somehow you learn to hold all of these things together in one heart), I was humbled and honored to publish this essay… Continue Reading →

A Letter to My Daughter Five Years After We Lost Her

Wander over to my One Good Thing blog for a letter to my daughter on this, the fifth anniversary of her death.

Celebrating the Birthday of a Child Who Has Died

I’m honored to be up at Mamalode with an essay exploring the thorny terrain of birthdays after Hudson’s death. Thanks for reading and sharing.

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