Happy Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Art and the kids, Summer 2008 After Art died, I was incapable of processing my kids’ grief.  For nine months I was barely able to comfort them when they needed me. Their presence was NOT a… Read more

Grocery shopping

6 Help Her/Him Hacks

Helping a friend with cancer (or dealing with loss) is really not THAT hard.  Here are a few cancer helping hacks that make it really easy to do while you “do” your own life!   #1 Grocery… Read more

found keys

Helping is Not Always Easy

I found these keys on my walk to work this morning. The only identifier was the Ralph’s card. There were a lot of keys on this key chain and someone was seriously bumming out. I could feel… Read more

Helping Chutzpah

7 Ways to Build Your Helping Chutzpah

My friend has cancer and … it’s not going well. She’s doing an experimental treatment. She doesn’t have enough energy to return to work. She’s worried about running out of money and… Read more

What To Say

Benches in a public park.

#20 Take the Kids to the Park

Or a ball game or to the movies or …. Take the kids out and don’t come back…. At least for a little while.  Getting the kids out of the house is HUGE when a parent is in crisis, especially… Read more

What Not To Say

Hamer-Nagle Xmas 2000 2

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

This was our family in 2000.  My daughter had just turned one and my son was almost 4, my other son was still an egg in my ovary. This is the first time I have looked at a family photo and NOT… Read more