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There are SO many thoughts and emotions that come up for me around parenting. Especially around March. Siwe's birthday. May. Mother's day. June. Siwe's death day... but shame is never one.

shameSHām/ noun1. a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. "she was hot with shame" synonyms:humiliation, mortification, chagrin, ignominy, embarrassment, indignity,discomfort

More verb 1. (of a person, action, or situation) make (someone) feel ashamed. "I tried to shame him into giving some away" synonyms:humiliate, mortify, chagrin, embarrass, abash, chasten, humble, take down a peg or two, cut down to size; More

My name is Dionne Monsanto. I am a great mother that lost one of her 3 children to suicide. #NOshame This mother's day blog post sums it up best. Please read it and let me know your thoughts.



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