The Launch

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After being online for the past 10 years, I felt it was time to start a blog. Not that blogs are commonplace but I felt I have a lot to share especially with regards to my grief journey and the transformation that has taken place in the past year.

I chose joy over sadness. It is said that grief is inevitable but misery is optional. I realized that it did no good to sit in my misery pit. It does no good for the loss of my son to lead to the loss of two.

What does do good is doing good. I decided to lead the second part of my life differently and better than I would have imagined …in the name of my son, Luijoe. I know that as I reach out to bereaved parents through The Compassionate Friends … the world is changed in some small way for the better, and then the actions taken become my living tribute to my son. And then Luijoe is never entirely gone.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1388 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • noemidado

    test for favatars. Does it show?

  • nope i don’t see it

  • AnP

    Hi Noemi, thanks for a leaving a note on my webpage. I though I recognized your last name. You’re Lauren’s mom! 🙂 She’s been my blog’s hostess for some time now and I have to say, she’s really good at what she’s doing.

    Anyway, sorry to hear about your Luijoe. And glad that you have chosen the path you did. Your little angel must also be very proud of you.

  • Hi. Thanks for dropping by. I’ve recently joined the blogger’s world as I want to encourage some parents to blog and share their knowledge. and yes, Luijoe is beaming.

    Lauren is quite good in business. She’s my inspiration 🙂

  • AnP

    blogging is cathartic pa!
    yes, am quite impressed with your little girl 🙂