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Remembering Baby Natalee

by Jacqueline Franchetti Today, on the eve of marking nine months of being without my sweet baby Kyra, I find myself heartbroken and troubled. Over the last few months, I have been sharing parts of my story and Kyra’s story. I have been posting about familicides in the hopes of raising awareness of these horrific … Read moreRemembering Baby Natalee

Our Family Court System Favors Abusers

by Jacqueline Franchetti It has been seven months since Kyra was taken way too soon. I miss her smile, her giggle, her laugh. And, I wonder what she would be like today had she lived. I want you to understand a small fraction of the hell I was living in while going through Kyra’s custody … Read moreOur Family Court System Favors Abusers

Valentine’s Day Thoughts

by Jacqueline Franchetti Last night, while many of you were out celebrating Valentine’s Day, I met with another Mom who lost her daughter nearly 20 year ago. In sadly similar circumstances, the father killed her then-five-year-old daughter in a murder-suicide. This brave and wonderful woman now works in the domestic violence space, and her efforts … Read moreValentine’s Day Thoughts

Kyra Franchetti Foundation Update

by Jacqueline Franchetti The Kyra Franchetti Foundation campaign has been founded to raise awareness and to raise money in the hopes of preventing domestic violence when parents are engaged in custody disputes. Sadly, I learned first-hand how ill-equipped the family court system is to protect babies and children from abusive parents, when my baby girl, … Read moreKyra Franchetti Foundation Update