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Mourning Parents

9 Things Not To Say To A Bereaved Parent

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

You know better than to say something like, "He/she is in a better place" or "You're lucky you have other children," don't you? Here's a list of other well-meaning blunders reported by bereaved parents that have made us squirm.

The Death Of Thanksgiving

Dr. Candi K. Cann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Dr. Candi K. Cann

That recipe was a symbol of love, and selflessness, all wrapped up in bacon.

Art After Death

Rebecca Campbell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts
Rebecca Campbell

I'm an artist. The words sounded true but I didn't know what they meant. It's a simple act to look and paint. There is no cutting edge in sight. It's what flickers between the edges, burning and warming us both, that the practice has managed to gather.

I'll Always Have a Mommy

Helen Davey | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents
Helen Davey

When my mother died, I turned to writing to make sense of it all. I'm hoping I can give solace to others in similar situation with an aging mother or father who for most of their life has been their only parent.

How My Mother Fooled Me

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherman Yellen

She had succeeded in making everyone who knew her feel that they mattered. What an achievement for one lifetime.