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Tag: grief

Why It’s Okay to Cry in the Grocery Store

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I cried in the grocery store last week. I’m not talking dainty, single droplet tears that can easily be sucked back into your eyeballs....

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...

We Weren’t Done: A Teacher’s Letter To Her Students

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Dear Students, I wish I could see all of you right now! It would make me so happy to give each of you a hug...

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...

What it Really Means to “Let It Go”

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My husband's mama passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2019. After the initial shock of the phone call informing us of her death, my...

Six Parenting Truths We Learned From Our Dog

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We recently lost our fur baby, Pearl the Pug. She was a Christmas present to me from my husband (then boyfriend) after only one...

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...

Missing My Daddy on Father’s Day- A Momma’s Journey of Healing

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My dad died three months before my wedding. I remember our last conversation so vividly, as if somehow I knew it was the end. I...

I Was A First Grade Parent: Remembering Newtown

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This post has been on my heart to write for months upon months upon months. As I sit down to write it, again and...

Announcing Your Pregnancy While Your Friend is Still Waiting For Her...

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Fertility. The word itself carries connotations of a formulaic process. Commit this specific act in this specific time frame and you will conceive a child....

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...

When Mother’s Day Broke My Heart

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  I squinted against the dim lighting, scouring every inch of the sanctuary in an attempt to find her. The end of our Sunday morning...