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How Grief almost ended my marriage Almost four years ago, my husband and I were constantly fighting. The smallest things would end up being the biggest fight. We were exhausted from arguing, and our marriage was suffering. There was no...
We knew this day was coming. Our daughter had been growing up. It had been a senior year of last games and concerts, last conferences, and awards nights. But, it happened just like the car commercial. A little girl...
  As you were dying, you told me that I was the best daughter you could have ever had. And I know you meant every word as I wiped the tears from your eyes and kissed your forehead. You squeezed...
My father has memory loss. Some days are better than others and some days he does not know who I am. It can be heartbreaking. I know it was for my youngest daughter. She was in from college and stopped...
You might have found yourself on this post about signing a DNR for a child because you, too, are a parent making an impossible decision. Or maybe you have a friend or a family member who is facing a...
Dear Daddy, It's been exactly five months, two days, twenty-two hours and forty-four minutes since you left this world. You traveled so much when I was growing up, but I've never missed you like this before. As a child, I...
One of my sister-in-law's recently expressed the sister-in-law relationship like this: You’re not related by blood but suddenly you’re in it together to survive the crazy- And that’s what we’ve done together! I've "survived the crazy" with two beautiful sisters-in-laws -...
Bracing for impact - it’s something I do everyday since my ex walked out of my son’s and my life. I do it in the grocery store where I get the sympathetic glance from an older woman as I try...
I'm going to be brutally honest. I hate my life. I hate that I live alone. I hate that I have an ex-husband who argues with me all the time. I hate parenting by myself and I hate that I...
Grief is its own special kind of monster, especially for kids. I'm not a therapist or medical professional, but I am a mom to two kids who've experienced more loss and changes in their young lives than most adults....

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