Grieving Parents

On Mother’s Day

There are holidays you expect to be especially hard after you become a widow. Father’s Day, for sure. Christmas too. But like most aspects of widowhood, reality is often a far cry from anything you imagined. Take Father’s Day for example. While I may not be skipping for joy when it rolls around, the day…

Where are all the men?

Where are all the good men? Shortly after my husband died, one of my favorite blogs posted an article about the importance of fathers. It was beautifully written and was chockful of statistics about how active and engaged fathers increase good outcomes and decrease negative ones in children. It left me feeling entirely defeated. In…