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Tag: death

Coronavirus and Kids: Walking through Grief Together

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I began the day like any other day of The New Normal: juggling my roles as educator, referee, and remote employee. Things were going...

Helping Children Through the Loss of a Pet

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I am a dog lover coming from a family of dog lovers! During my childhood, I was the sibling to five dogs where I...

The Loss Of A Child Will Never Stop Hurting

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While sitting in the car line waiting for my three precious babies to get out of school, a song came over the radio that...

Yes, You CAN Forget Your Child: Preventing Hot Car Deaths

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Every year as summer approaches I see reports of children dying by being left in hot cars, and the first comment on every news...

From the Hearts that Have Endured Loss: A Collaboration

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In honor of Infant Loss Awareness Day I could think of nothing more fitting than a collaboration written by those who have experienced the...

I Didn’t Lose the Baby, but I Lost Alongside You

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I screamed with shocked excitement when you came to town and announced you were pregnant. You secretly recorded us under the guise of a...

Learning to Live After The Loss of A Baby

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Learning to live... learning is described as, 'Knowledge acquired through experience, study, or being taught.' Unfortunately in the case of losing a baby our knowledge is...

What Women Should Learn From Carrie Fisher’s Death

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Can I share a secret with you? Well it’s not really a secret, but I am a huge Star Wars fan. Like I’ve read...

7 Things to NEVER Say to a Woman Who Has Lost...

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I am, unfortunately a mother who has lost a child. My first child. I would never wish this pain on anyone. It is the deepest sadness...

Losing my Dad to Alzheimer’s Disease Broke My Heart

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My Dad, the ever-optimist and leader of our family, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2001.   Let me tell you about my Dad.  My Dad's...

Christmases without Dad

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I laugh when I put up my Christmas tree. Eight pieces or so, pre-lit, done within 30 minutes (fluffing included). Yet, for YEARS I...

Are You There Mom? It’s Me, Jamie.

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Dear Mom, I have written and re-written this letter fifty times. Somehow I don't have the words. I know you are now laughing because I...