Kathy Benson

I am a mom, writer and group fitness instructor with three children (two here and one in Heaven) finding joy in the journey after dealing with secondary infertility and loss for five years. I have been married to my college sweetheart since 2000 and we live in Chicago, Illinois with our nine-year old son and three-year old daughter.

I have been blogging at Bereaved and Blessed (formerly Four of a Kind) since 2007. My blog is on Redbook Magazine’s Blogroll: The Best Infertility Blogs, allParenting’s Best Infertility Blogs and Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Moms with Inspiring Families. I am a contributing editor for Exhale Literary Magazine, write weekly for The Today Voice and was a speaker at BlogHer `12 in New York City.

I am a wounded healer who is passionate about helping others learning to cope and find joy when life doesn’t go as we hope, dream and plan (whether due to due to infertility, loss, illness and/or other circumstances). I am an American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) certified Group Fitness Instructor and teaches classes part-time. I love to exercise, run, and practice yoga, all of which have been very therapeutic for me over the years.

BlogHer '14: Ticket Swap

Did you just find out you can't come to BlogHer '14 in San José?  Or better, than you CAN come?  This is the place for you!Post your need for a ticket or that you have one to sell and let the ticket swap begin.  Tickets can be exchanged free of charge until June 24 and after that date there is a $25.00 processing fee.Lori Lunavp, event operations...more
Sold! :)more

BlogHer '14: Ticket Swap

Did you just find out you can't come to BlogHer '14 in San José?  Or better, than you CAN come?  This is the place for you!Post your need for a ticket or that you have one to sell and let the ticket swap begin.  Tickets can be exchanged free of charge until June 24 and after that date there is a $25.00 processing fee.Lori Lunavp, event operations...more
Indialynrose I will email you! I still have one 1 early bird pass to sell. :)more

BlogHer '14: Ticket Swap

Did you just find out you can't come to BlogHer '14 in San José?  Or better, than you CAN come?  This is the place for you!Post your need for a ticket or that you have one to sell and let the ticket swap begin.  Tickets can be exchanged free of charge until June 24 and after that date there is a $25.00 processing fee.Lori Lunavp, event operations...more
I am selling my Early Bird Conference Ticket for $250 or make me an offer. I also have a room ...more

LIVE on CBS This Morning: #BlogHerPayHer

It's not every day we get to announce the State of the BlogHer Economy on national television. This morning it was my absolute pleasure to join CBS This Morning with Norah O'Donnell and Anthony Mason. Here's what happened: ...more
Lisa Stone Thank you for sharing that. Yes, you will see me in San Jose. Looking forward to it! :)more

Goodbye #Hashtags, Goodbye @Replies, Hello Unhelpful New Twitter?

Twitter let on today that it might do away with hashtags and @replies on the site, and no, this isn't an early April Fools joke. ...more
I agree with Grace. It is hard for me to imagine using Twitter without hashtags. #KeepTheHashtagmore

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: How Did They Just Disappear?

“It’s just like what happened on Lost,” he said.How had I not made that connection?It’s surreal in this day and age, with technology and resources we have available, that it is possible for a Malaysia Airlines 777 plane, carrying 239 people on board, to just disappear....more
CherylRickKlein  I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure you can understand how those families ...more

LIVE on CBS This Morning: #BlogHerPayHer

It's not every day we get to announce the State of the BlogHer Economy on national television. This morning it was my absolute pleasure to join CBS This Morning with Norah O'Donnell and Anthony Mason. Here's what happened: ...more
Way to go, Lisa! It was awesome to see you on CBS Thttps://www.facebook.com/CBSThisMorning! I am ...more

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: How Did They Just Disappear?

“It’s just like what happened on Lost,” he said.How had I not made that connection?It’s surreal in this day and age, with technology and resources we have available, that it is possible for a Malaysia Airlines 777 plane, carrying 239 people on board, to just disappear....more
aprilrq4  It is so confusing and bizarre. I did hear that the cell phones ringing may not mean ...more

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: How Did They Just Disappear?

“It’s just like what happened on Lost,” he said.How had I not made that connection?It’s surreal in this day and age, with technology and resources we have available, that it is possible for a Malaysia Airlines 777 plane, carrying 239 people on board, to just disappear....more
I agree.more

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: How Did They Just Disappear?

“It’s just like what happened on Lost,” he said.How had I not made that connection?It’s surreal in this day and age, with technology and resources we have available, that it is possible for a Malaysia Airlines 777 plane, carrying 239 people on board, to just disappear....more
Lavender Luz  Thank you for sharing that. It is very strange, especially the longer the ...more