Courtney Roots

Courtney Roots
I consider Canton, OH to be my hometown, but my family moved a lot around the State when I was a kid. My husband, Simon, our son, Marshall, and I have called the town of Wyoming our home since 2014. Our daughter, Gretchen, was stillborn in September 2019, and we miss her every day. I work full-time as a preschool intervention specialist. Outside of work, my family loves going to parks and playgrounds around the city, as well as the Zoo and Museum Center.

Why I Will Never Move My Son from Our Community

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10 Guaranteed Pick-Me-Up Movies

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Sharing Your Childhood with Your Child

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Fear of Forgetting Her

My daughter Gretchen was stillborn at 30 weeks and four days, on Sept. 4, 2019. Trying to navigate this new world of grief is (while parenting a preschooler), to put it mildly, a very...