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How I’m Making Mother’s Day My Bitch
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.
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.
6 Tips for Writing An Investigative Memoir
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.
25 Things I Learned from My Dad
By Kate Hudson
Life lessons, in chronological order, from a recently deceased parent.
No Man’s Land
By Kerri Padgett
Between the time we decided to stop treatment and the time my baby son died, I felt desperately alone — pulled between my ‘cancer family’ still fighting to save their children and the bereaved families on the other side of this battle.
Around the World, Ashes in Tow
By Nadia Redel
After watching cancer kill my father, I booked a one-way 'tribute trip' overseas. I don't know when I'll be ready to return.
Closure, There’s No Such Thing
By Jordan Rosenfeld
I didn't see my ailing godmother during the final years of her life — thanks to my difficult relationship with her husband. In the aftermath of her death, I was overwhelmed by guilt.
After Dad’s Death, Around the World or Back to School?
By Meg Tansey
A young woman mourning her father wonders whether she should finish college — despite major financial hurdles — or travel to clear her head. Our advice guru weighs in.
By Lisbeth Garassino
I hadn't planned on pursuing a life 3,000 miles from family and friends. But that was before my brother (and best friend) died at 29.
Saying I Do, and Saying Farewell
By Niva Dorell Smith
Eleven days after marrying the love of my life, I stared at his lifeless body and said goodbye.
Living a Year as if It Were My Last
By Barbara Becker
As my childhood friend was dying of cancer, I embarked on a 365-day experiment in living.
Not So ‘Crazy,’ After All
By Janet Reich Elsbach
How my sister’s cancer death changed the way I approach my own health care choices.
By Ruby Dutcher
After my mom's death, my dorm room was an embarrassing place for grief.
A Race Against Time
By Suzanne Leigh
Throughout my daughter's illness — and in the aftermath of her death — my treadmill has been a loyal companion.
Forever ‘The Girls’
After my husband died, my best girlfriends didn’t know what to say to me. But their presence that Memorial Day was more important than their words.
Here’s ‘How Americans Die’
By Gabrielle Birkner
With a series of absorbing motion graphics, Bloomberg View explores the nation's mortality stats over a generation.
On the Road
By Elea Acheson
After my 6-year-old son died, I was determined to grieve on my own terms. So I sold all my belongings and set off on my bicycle.
My Roaring, Immature Twenties
By Caroline McCarthy
Untethered after my mother's death, I found myself suspended in adolescence as age 30 approached.
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