Parenting blogger, influencer Emily Mitchell dead at 36

Emily Mitchell, a popular parenting blogger and influencer who was expecting her fifth child, died unexpectedly Dec. 22 at the age of 36, multiple media outlets reported.

Her unborn son, whom Today confirmed Mitchell had planned to name Joey, did not survive.

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A GoFundMe page set up by friends to benefit the family shared news of the “incomprehensible” loss.

“Our dear Emily and her precious unborn baby left us unexpectedly in the morning of December 22, 2020. Our hearts are broken, and her joyful presence will be greatly missed by so many,” the fundraiser description reads. “Em made a big impact in so many people’s lives, and this loss is incomprehensible for anyone who knew her. Our friend was a dedicated mom and wife. She had a heart for the Lord and loved her children so dearly.”

Mitchell is survived by her husband, Joe, and four children: Finn, Isla, Edie and Lulu, Entertainment Tonight reported.

Mitchell’s site, The Hidden Way, chronicled the raising and home schooling of her four children, Today reported.

According to the fundraising page for the family, Mitchell was “having her morning coffee and toast when she suddenly became unresponsive” three days before Christmas.

“Despite the prompt attention of her children, husband, father and other medical personnel, all valiant efforts to resuscitate were unsuccessful. She went home to be with the Lord,” a message on the site stated. “The doctors are still working on answers for her family. We will update everyone with answers when we get them.”

No cause of death has been released.