“I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I’m meant to be. This is me.”

-The Greatest Showman

About Me

Hey, my name is McKenzie Mott and I am the face behind Creative Ways to Grieve. My son Theo died in 2019 when he was 6 months old of Congenital Heart disease. I can’t even begin to describe to you how much I miss my little Theodorosaurus, my sunshine boy, my heart warrior. I have created this site and all that is included here for angel parents, friends of angels, and family of angels. We are all in this together and I hope you find ways to creatively grieve throughout your life. You never have to stop grieving. I know I never will.

To me, grief is just love that you can’t physically give.

My little family started out with me and my hubby and partner Jordan. We now have 3 of the sweetest boys on this earth. Our first son is half way to 6, Theo is our forever 6 month old angel baby, and our little rainbow baby boy was born in November. We recently got a Mini Schnauzer who is also a boy, Storm is 1 year old. I am the only girl in our family as of right now which is funny because I came from a family of 4 girls and 1 boy. I guess for now I am a boy mom through and through.

Life is weird isn’t it? There are so many things that happen to us, so many trials that lead us to where we are. I have had a good share of trials in my life that have lead up to this point and I have learned so much from them. There is one trial that I want to learn deeply from; and it is this; my son died…. my beautiful baby boy. So what will my life look like now? Who will I become, and how can I find space to help others? I couldn’t find the support I so desperately wanted so I decided to create this space to grieve and share with others and here I am! I hope you enjoy this new journey with me. 

There is nothing wrong with you.

You are just human trying to process unimaginably painful events.

You are not broken.

You are grieving.

-Marie Goudreau