Holidays and Special Days

Hang in there…

We want to take a minute (really, this will only take a minute) to remind you to hang in there. Hang in there when you struggle through making their favorite, most special recipe. Hang in there when you hear that song that reminds you of them and always makes you cry. Hang in there when you have one …

8 Tips For Supporting A Grieving Friend This Holiday

Most people don’t intentionally set out to be unsupportive of their grieving family and friends.  We know you may disagree, but let’s be generous and give people the benefit of the doubt. It is the holiday season after all. Think about it, even people who’ve lost a loved one or, heck, people who’ve been trained in grief …

spending the holidays alone

A Griever’s Pocket Guide To Spending The Holidays Alone

The other day I did a Google search looking for articles about spending the holidays alone. What I found was a shocking number of articles written by people spending the holidays alone by choice and loving it.  Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this perspective. These posts are lovely, and hearing about the ways in which …

Surviving Thanksgiving: 6 tips for grievers

You hoped and prayed, you wished on a star, you stuck your head in the sand, you ignored your calendar, and despite all your best attempts, the holiday season has still rolled in.  Good effort, but unfortunately time has this really annoying way of marching on whether you like it or not. When it comes to …

15 Posts to Help you Cope With Mother’s Day Grief (and 2 Announcements)

We’ve written quite a few posts related to Mother’s Day. I guess because Mother’s Day relentlessly happens once or year and because my mother died 10 years ago; I’m a mother myself; and we meet a lot of awesome women who want to contribute their thoughts on loss, mothering, and motherless mothering. Although we still haven’t covered it all (give us …

Lessons My Mother Never Taught Me

I’m writing this post from my front porch where I’m watching my almost nine year old daughter, Evelyn, teach my six year old daughter, Virginia to ride a bike. This afternoon has been all bad moods and tears, so it’s surprising to see them working towards a common goal. Even when this undertaking is handled by adults …


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