You know what I keep hearing over and over again. That being a grandparent is God's reward for not killing your own... It's true, I suspect, as I spend many hours looking at my kids and wondering how on earth they have managed to survive my parenting. But you know what else I hear a… Continue reading Memories.
Books for kids on death and grief
I've been asked by a number of people for books to recommend for kids who are dealing with death/grief. My therapist gave me a book list some we liked more than others and I have others that we found that we liked too. We found being open and honest and answering questions directly was the… Continue reading Books for kids on death and grief
I'm not a gardener. I have never been and suspect I may never be! I love, love, love flowers, and have total respect for a beautiful garden, but am not able to differentiate between weed and wonder when actually looking at them. I appreciate how much work they are, and also how wonderful they can… Continue reading Growing…
Mama Bear is exhausted.
Parenting is exhausting. Like utterly and completely, mentally and physically exhausting. I spend most mornings negotiating the whims and desires of two little humans who are trying to figure out the world around them. Thanks to the love of one mama bear Berenstain, my kids have discouvered that their morning oatmeal should come with raisins… Continue reading Mama Bear is exhausted.
Grandma has a beautiful new home. It's made of hand carved wood. It has a beautiful dove ascending to heaven on it. Today that beautiful box is being buried. "Can I dig the hole mummy?" "No love, the cemetery people will dig the hole." "but I want to!!!" "Maybe you can help, or make it… Continue reading Grandma’s Box
We sat here in these chairs and talked for weeks about impending death. And now i sit here and your chair is empty. I've been looking at pictures of your life as we gather images for the funeral slide show, and i'm wondering who is this woman i'm looking at? I don't recognize her at… Continue reading Death
Talk about it.
I read this article this morning: What is the best way to explain Death to a child? It was a nice clear read. Something I needed. I'm learning these days that I'm going to process my mothers' death through the eyes and experiences of my children. It will be my grief, but I am also… Continue reading Talk about it.