Monday, July 3, 2017

July 2017 Happenings


We are accepting reservations NOW for our summer workshop's with Dr. Jake Andreason.  You will find full details below.

In June we held our "Father's Feel Too" workshop.  It was an open and honest discussion for all in attendance, particularly the sweet fathers.

Our upcoming workshops include two Children's Grief Workshops, a Couple's Communication workshop and a very special Grandparents Grief workshop/craft.  We encourage you to invite all grandparents out to our workshop.  We always provide refreshments and all activity supplies and kindly request an RSVP to hold your space(s).  Because of the tender subject, we will only allow up to 20 children at each Children's Grief Workshop.  Do not delay - email us with your RSVP NOW!

We are thrilled to announce that our first PAL~Pregnancy After Loss Group Support Meetings began in June and will be held monthly at Mountain Point Medical Center in Lehi, Utah.  Please visit our website for complete schedule.  We encourage anyone who is expecting again, or even thinking about embarking on this journey, to come and surround yourself by supportive friends, vent, learn coping techniques and feel a sense of peace.  These meeting are open to ALL but are sensitively geared towards those experiencing a subsequent pregnancy.

We are so grateful to Jacquelene Fellows for leading these meetings and we know you will enjoy getting to know her and gain a new friend, as we have.  Share Parents of Utah is honored to introduce her to you and we have asked her to share a little about herself:
My name is Jacquelene Fellows.  I am a wife, mother of four, and salon owner. Honestly, growing up I never had the desire to have children until I met my husband, Bronson. When we met he had a 3-year-old daughter named Abbygail and she instantly filled my heart with love and a yearning for my own children. In November of 2011 our beautiful daughter McKenzie was born. She rocked my world in every way possible. When she was two we decided to start trying for our second child together. Little did I know the heartbreaking journey that we were about to embark on.

In an 18-month span we experienced two miscarriages and then on March 1, 2014 I gave birth to our angel, McKayla Mary Fellows, at only 20.4 weeks pregnant.

Fast forward to July of 2015 and we completed our family with our spit-fire of a son, Connor. My pregnancy with him was filled with so many emotions and overwhelming fear at times.

When I was asked if I would be willing to lead a new monthly support group for pregnancy after a loss I immediately knew it was exactly what I needed in my life! It has brought me so much peace and joy. I hope to help other families navigate their emotions during their loss(es) and help them learn to cope with future pregnancies. I'm truly honored to be a part of the Share Parents of Utah organization.  

July 2017 Happenings





Wednesday, July 12
7:00-8:30 PM
Group Support Meeting
"Challenges in Grief"
with Tami and Millie (Tami habla espanol)
Herriman Public Library
Large meeting room
5380 West Herriman Main Street, Herriman, UT 84096


Wednesday, July 19
7:00-9:00 PM
Children's Grief Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Parents are invited to bring children ages 2-18
RSVP required by Monday, July 17
(limited to 20 children)
Interactive activities and refreshments will be provided
Jordan Valley Medical Center
2nd floor, classroom 2
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088


Thursday, July 20
7:00-8:30 PM
 Group Support Meeting
Pregnancy After Loss (PAL)
with Jacquelene and Nancy
Mountain Point Medical Center
Room "Mountain Summit 2"
3000 North Triumph Blvd., Lehi UT 84043
(this meeting is "open to everyone", however, please note that it is primarily geared towards parents expecting or preparing for a baby after loss)


Tuesday, July 25
7:30-9:00 PM
Group Support Meeting
"Challenges in Grief"
with Carma and Ashley
Jordan Valley Medical Center
2nd floor, classroom 2
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088




A Look Ahead at other Workshops



Tuesday, August 8
7:00-9:00 PM
Children's Grief Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Parents are invited to bring children ages 2-18 RSVP required
(limited to 20 children)
Interactive activities and refreshments will be provided

Wednesday, August 16

7:00-9:00 PM
Couple's Grief Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Open to ALL - companions encouraged but not required
Refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP to hold your spot

Tuesday, September 5
7:00-9:00 PM
Grandparents Grief Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Please invite ALL Grandparents to join us!
Craft supplies and refreshments will be provided
RSVP required to hold your spot


ALL Workshops are held at:
Jordan Valley Medical Center
2nd floor, classroom 2
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088