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Gold Star Widow
By Artis Henderson
At my first Memorial Day conference for military families, I found kindred spirits among the brokenhearted.
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our Mourning, Noon and Night columnist glued herself to the TV in search of realistic portrayals of loss. Here are some ones that got it right.
Where The Eff Are My Friends?
By Meg Tansey
After a mother’s death, a woman’s inbox gets the cold shoulder from some valued pals. Our advice guru weighs in.
What Star Wars Taught Me about Grieving
By Esther D. Kustanowitz
The ‘Machete Order’ suggests watching the original episodes with flashback scenes from the prequels inserted throughout. Sounds a lot like my personal loss narrative.
7 Things to Say – Or Not – to a Bereaved Mother
By Monica Wesolowska
How do you support someone going through the unimaginable? To begin with, don't say you can't imagine what they're going through.
Just Stick to the Facts, Ma'am
By Jessica Barraco
Curious about what goes into writing an investigative memoir? Journalist Jessica Barraco invites you into the process of researching her own mother's life.
Occupy Mother's Day
By Kate Spencer
I've spent years wallowing on this Hallmark holiday, missing my dead mom. This time, though, I'm making it my own.
Inside The Recipe Box
By Jennifer Meer
My late mom's handwritten, ingredient-stained recipe cards are among my most cherished possessions. Here's why.
Getting Dead Loved Ones #Offline
By Modern Loss
We know it's a job that sucks. So we're giving you the step-by-step instructions to get it done.
By Emily Kaiser
Just over a year after my mom died, my boyfriend of three years walked out — carrying his deodorant and phone charger. And then, I was grieving all over again.
Et Tu, Betty?
By Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer
The Modern Loss TV club, a.k.a. Rebecca and Gabi, dissects the big 'Mad Men' news, and looks ahead to the series finale.
Mother's Day, Millennial-Style
By Ruby Dutcher
How Tootsie Rolls and apple cider helped bring my haphazard support system together on the first Mother's Day after my mom's death.
Why I’m Eating French Fries on Mother’s Day
By Camille Brown
My mom loved fresh vegetables, until she became too sick to eat them. Towards the end, all she — and I — could stomach was french fries.
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