Today marks the nine-month anniversary of my father’s passing. While to many of you, it may seem like it was a long time ago, in many ways to me, it feels like no time has passed at all. Of course I fall apart a bit less frequently and a bit more predictably. But the loss […]
A couple weeks ago at Disneyland, we were hurrying from California Adventure to Downtown Disney to get to our dinner reservation. Along the way, what should have been a completely normal scene—one I would typically consider sweet, or maybe even not notice—had me coming undone.
About a month ago, a friend of mine asked me if I would consider writing about how to talk to kids about illness and death. She thought this wonderful community might have tips to share with her as she prepares her kids—and herself—for saying goodbye to her mom. I was honored that she’d trust me […]