Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

The Value of Giving

On a cold day in December in the early eighties, my dad saw a man walking down the highway carrying an old sewing machine. My dad stopped and offered the man a ride. As the miles passed, the man shared that he had taken his late wife’s sewing machine into town for repairs because he needed to mend his young son’s clothes. It was apparent the man was facing some very difficult times. [Read more]

The Holiday Struggle

Holidays are fun, energetic, loving, and a time for everyone to be together. The baby comes and you realize it wasn’t in your plan for them to come that early. Your mind then goes in a million different directions on what happens next. The “holiday struggle” is what we liked to call it. Our babies […]

{FB Chat} Keeping Spirits Bright

Our latest Facebook chat took place on December 16, 2015. Special guest Jen Simmons talked to us about keeping spirits bright during the holidays and how to cope with the many emotions that accompany the season.

jen simmons, LPCJen is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose professional experience includes over 15 years of conducting individual, marriage and group therapy with a wide array of populations and presenting issues, both chronic and highly acute. Jen feels she was made to be a therapist, “the one who everyone came to with their hurts and relationship issues. It’s where I want to be – if someone is hurting, I don’t want them to suffer alone.” [Read more]

Happy Holidays from Hand to Hold!

From all of us at Hand to Hold, may your days be merry and bright! Wishing you and your families lots of love and light this holiday season. We at Hand to Hold are grateful for your support and generosity towards NICU families everywhere.   Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! • • • • • • • Listen to […]

The Warmth of a Grateful Heart

I am a Texas girl through and through. There is no time this is more apparent than in the wintertime. I hate being cold! Ironically, our family is gearing up for a white Christmas as we prepare to celebrate the holidays with my husband’s family in Michigan. What will keep me warm (other than my snazzy new red coat) is the gratefulness I feel for our volunteers, donors, staff and board who have given so much this year to insure NICU families feel the warmth of support during a difficult journey. [Read more]