Tag: grief

The Art of Surrender

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We keep saying we are living in an unprecedented time, and as much as I hate to overuse that term, it’s really the only...

The Many Faces of Father’s Day

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For many of us, Father’s Day is a fun holiday to honor and celebrate life and the people we love. But for some, it’s...

Processing Pain While Mothering

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There are no better performers than moms hiding pain from their children. And I’m a rock star.  And like you, I’m a really a good...

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge: I Gave Our Family Dog the Best...

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Last summer, I was forced to acknowledge the reality that my beloved Roxy, our 16-year-old Rat Terrier, was not long for this world. Like...

Parenting with PTSD: Surviving the Intense Waves of Grief

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“Mama! Mama! Mama!” I hear my two-year-old call, but I’m lost in my thoughts. She has just come out of the closet wearing her...

A Family is a Family is a Family: A Book Review

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It was one of her first art projects at her new school in first grade. She was told to draw a picture of her...

Creating Opportunities for Connection

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She sits at her table with a stack of laminated photos of her sisters, each one telling a story about a brief moment in...

What Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child Need from You

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I don't typically pay mind to the myriad special awareness days, weeks, and months that exist, but they are great opportunities to advocate for...

When You’re Fatherless on Father’s Day

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Despite the fact that it was four years ago, I remember so clearly spinning the rack, looking for a Father's Day card for my...

When You’re a Motherless Mother on Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day can be a source of joy for many, sadness for some, and a melting pot of mixed emotions for others. As a...