Say Yes to Living ~ Everyday!

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~Robert Frost On one hand, Robert Frost’s quote feels arrogant and uncaring to me. Certainly, there was a time in my early days of grief that I would have been deeply offended had someone said to me, “Life goes on.” On the other hand, I know […]

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Pocket Angels ( are for Children & Adults)

Pocket Angel

When my husband died, my daughters and I went to stay with family. Within a few months, I put our house up for sale and purchased another home. As we made plans to move from my brother’s home into our new house, I realized it would be important for us to go back to the […]

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Children Understand Grief in a Way Adults Don’t

Dec 16 2013 Daddy's Gone

Children may not fully grasp the grief process; however, they understand it in a way that adults don’t. I learned more from watching my children and nieces and nephews grieve than I did from watching adults. We are often afraid for children to experience the pain of loss. As parents and adults, we understand how […]

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10 TIPS TO HELP CHILDREN IN BLENDED FAMILIES

10 Tips to Help Children in Blended Families

Families fracture and relationships end. That sounds harsh, but unfortunately, that reality is a very big part of our society. Often children are a part of the relationships that end and it takes incredible focus, patience, and understanding to ensure the kids don’t get caught in the crossfire. There is so much to consider from […]

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BEREAVED CHILDREN & THE HOLIDAYS

Dec 17

December 17th was my youngest daughter’s birthday. It’s another birthday to celebrate her, the accomplishments she has made in her life, the love she has given to all of us, and the gifts she has shared freely with the world. It’s also another birthday celebrated without her dad. In fact, it’s the 25th birthday she has […]

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NOVEMBER IS CHILDHOOD GRIEF AWARENESS MONTH

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No one wants to see a child hurt, especially me! But unfortunately, I have come to accept through personal experience that eliminating loss from life is not an option. And, that does mean children will be impacted. In 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau released Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2007, which estimated […]

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10 TIPS TO HELP CHILDREN IN BLENDED FAMILIES

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Entering a new relationship that involves children requires patience, understanding, and an ongoing commitment from all the adults involved to keep the focus on the children and their parental relationships. Unfortunately, the unresolved anger, disappointment and grief between the separated or divorced parents will often get in the way. Parents are charged with an enormous […]

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