No Unfinished Business?
I’ll never know what my father would have thought about my life choices — the ones I would have asked his opinion about and the ones I wouldn’t have.
Random Acts of Dadness
From rejecting perfectly good restaurant food to donating to worthy causes, I'm spending the first Father's Day after my dad's death trying to emulate his character.
Gold Star Widow
At my first Memorial Day conference for military families, I found kindred spirits among the brokenhearted.
7 Tips for Speaking with a Bereaved Mother
How do you support someone going through the unimaginable? To begin with, don't say you can't imagine what they're going through.
4 Ways to Take Charge of Funeral Planning
No need to be passive about it; you've got more options than you might think.
How I’m Making Mother’s Day My Bitch
I've spent years wallowing on this Hallmark holiday, missing my dead mom. This time, though, I'm making it my own.
Meet My ‘Dead Mom Friends’
I’ve found kinship (but no judgment or pity) among my friends — and even acquaintances — who have also experienced a loss of a parent.