Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
My Big Black Sunglasses
By Cynthia Whipple
I bought a pair to shield myself during my mother's demise. Little did I know they'd lovingly do so through all types of loss.
How I’m Dealing with Climate Grief
By Ruby Dutcher
Sometimes I'm grateful my mom is dead—she gets to avoid witnessing the devastation on Earth. Getting involved in climate justice has given me hope.
The Perverse Pleasure of Grief
By Sarah McColl
I was repeatedly told to 'get over' my double losses. Instead, I reveled in their depths and heights.
Twitter for Eternity
By Lara Ziobro
I wish I had more letters from my mother, more time with her, more everything. What I do have, though, is her 16.7K tweets.
The Good China That Will Outlive Us All
By Gina Luongo
After my mom’s death and my sister’s suicide, the dishes they left behind are newly sentimental.
Letters To My Dead Mother
By Gina Rich
I’d imagined these words, penned on the anniversary of Mom’s death, as an emotional storage unit for my grief — only to realize there’s no such thing.
Meet My ‘Dead Mom Friends’
By Andrea I. Stagg
I’ve found kinship (but no judgment or pity) among my friends — and even acquaintances — who have also experienced a loss of a parent.
7 Ways To Accommodate Little Kids at a Funeral
By Megan Carmichael
Having my kids at my mom’s funeral was the right thing for our family. Here’s what helped.
Dude, Where’s My Grief?
By Dan Wolfson
One guy’s journey through the murky territory of loss, and the map it has left behind.
Take a Chance On Me
By Sativa Peterson
Two days after my mom’s funeral, her friend Velma told me she had a surprise for me — and OMG, did she ever.
The Show Must Go On
By Rachel Levy Lesser
My mom’s life went dark after cancer won out. But it didn’t mean my beloved theater-going had to as well.
Mother Loss and My Lyft Driver
By Carmel Breathnach
I had a five star ride -- but not for the reasons I'd expected.
Saying No to the Fourth
By Ruth Oliver
After my mother died July 4th weekend, I tried to keep celebrating the holiday with cookouts and fireworks — until I found a better way.
The World Cup My Mom Didn’t Live To See
By Fe Martinez
My late mother was an avid fan of the Peruvian national soccer team. This year “la Blanquirroja” is playing in its first World Cup in more than three decades. As I cheer them on, it’s impossible not to feel sadness and longing.
A Fitting Farewell in Atlantic City
By Stacey Freed
Here’s how we said goodbye to my clever, caustic, complicated mother.
Putting My Dead Mom in the Cloud
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
After stalling for 15 years, I finally have a low touch way to introduce my kids to the vibrant woman I knew.
My Mother’s Day Trifecta
By Elizabeth Felicetti
I lost my mom, my stepmom, and my dream of mothering a child of my own. On Mother’s Day, people say the darndest things to me.
My Mom’s Violent Death Gave Me PTSD
By Erin Donovan
I had to remind myself, repeatedly, that my mom was dead. If I can imagine what it feels like to have dementia, this might be it. Having to be told the same bad news again and again and again.
The Museum of ‘Before’
By Magdalena Cychowski
My mother's Facebook profile has become a small souvenir of life (and her) before she got sick.
My BFF Makes ‘Your Mom’ Jokes About My Dead Mom — and I Love Her for It
By Theodora Blanchfield
And I love her for it.
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