When You’ve Got the Booties But No Feet to Fill ‘Em

When You’ve Got the Booties But No Feet to Fill ‘Em

Several of our podcast stories, including yesterday’s, have involved miscarriages. As we discussed in episode #23, we rarely talk about miscarriage openly, and that can mean a lot of bottled up feelings. I asked members of our mamas group on Facebook to tell me songs that they found healing when coping with miscarriage or infertility. This playlist is a compilation of some of those songs, plus one that I threw in there that always helps me when dealing with loss or any kind: Elliott Smith’s “I Better Be Quiet Now.”

Go make yourself some tea, curl up with a blanket, and have a listen. And maybe share with a friend who lost or desperately wants a baby.

1. Lake Charles Lucinda Williams
2. That’s How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding
3. Forever Young Bob Dylan
4. Spark Tori Amos
5. Slipped Away Avril Lavigne
6. This Woman’s Work Kate Bush
7. A Better Son/Daughter Rilo Kiley
8. Say Something A Great Big World
9. I Better Be Quiet Now Elliott Smith
10. Shake It Out Florence + the Machine
11. Let the Mystery Be 10,000 Maniacs

Got an idea for a Playlist for Parents? Tell us.

5 thoughts on “When You’ve Got the Booties But No Feet to Fill ‘Em

  1. You missed So Hard by the Dixie Chicks! It is emotionally raw so it might not quite promote healing, but it allows you to commiserate and not feel alone.

  2. What a journey I went on, listening to this! And what a great message to end on. I think I will do just that. Let the mystery be. Thank you.

  3. I can’t really think of a song that has helped me, but I do think listening to the Longest Shortest Time podcast was therapeutic. I discovered it right around the time of my first miscarriage and living in Philadelphia, I felt an immediate connection as Hillary spoke about taking sewing classes at Spool etc… I agree that we need to talk more openly about miscarriage, and this episode of the podcast encouraged me to write my latest blog post: http://nextlifechapter.com/2014/03/something-nobody-talks-about/

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