Tips For Getting Through the Holidays When You’re Totally Sad
Maybe someday the season won’t feel like someone is taking a melon baller to my heart, but for now getting through it is about knowing what to avoid and what to embrace.
Yes, You Should Binge-Watch Netflix Alone on Mother’s Day
Cut yourself a break on Mother's Day — with or without a dead partner.
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.
It is fundamentally heartbreaking to meet the love of your life so soon after losing the person who was most fanatically committed to your happiness.
Gold Star Widow
At my first Memorial Day conference for military families, I found kindred spirits among the brokenhearted.
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.