Sunday, May 3, 2015

Coping with Grief on Mother’s Day: Selected Resources

If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.  ~ Claudia Adrienne Grandi

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day set aside for honoring one’s own mother and for celebrating motherhood. But for those who are mourning the loss of a mother or grandmother, or for mothers who are mourning the loss of a child or grandchild, this can be instead a most difficult day to endure.

If you find yourself or someone you love in these circumstances, know that you are not alone.

For practical suggestions on how to cope with grief on Mother’s Day ~ or on how to better understand and support a mother, daughter, grandmother (or a dad!) in grief ~ you're invited to access one or more of the helpful articles and resources listed here:

Yes, You Should Binge-Watch Netflix Alone on Mother's Day
- by Nora McInerny Purmort

How to Take Care of Yourself If Mother's Day Feels Hard For You - by Annie Wright

Lessons My Mother Never Taught Me - by Eleanor Haley

Does My Mom with Alzheimer's Know It's Mother's Day? by Lisa Hirsch

Mother's Day Webinar: Coping After Loss - via Open to Hope

I Hate That Mother's Day Rips Me Apart With Sadness and Guilt - by Nicole Belanger

15 Posts to Help You Cope with Mother's Day Grief - by Eleanor Haley

Mother's Day - by Pat Schwiebert

Still A Mother - by Angela Miller

Tough Mothers - by John Schwiebert

To My Friends Who Still Have Their Mothers - by Jessica Wolstenholm

International Bereaved Mothers Day - by Carly Marie

Mother's Day: A Time of Grief for Parents and Children - by Julie Siri

You're Not Alone If You Have Mixed Feelings About Mother's Day - by Jill Dahl

The Pain of Mother's Day for Grievers - by Larry Barber

The Hardest Job of All: Mourning Mothers and Mother's Day - by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

My Two Mother's Days - by Sarah Treanor

Our First Mother's Day Without My Wife - by Jason Tippetts

On Caregiving: 5 Articles to Discuss On Mother's Day with Family - by Bob DeMarco

I Am Not a Mother!! - by The Widower Dad

Infertility and Mother's Day? Seriously? RMACT Weighs In - by Kerry Anne Ducey

A Letter to Infertile Women on Mother's Day - by MeLissa LaFleur

Coping with Mother's Day: Advice from Your Community - via

Learning to Love Mother's Day {While Facing Infertility} - by Natasha Metzler

An Apology to My Grieving Mother on Mother's Day - by Katherine Thome

Mother's Day for Grievers Can Be Painful - by Larry Barber

What Kind of Mother Has No Child? - by Annah Elizabeth

On Mother's Day, Remembering Mothers Without Living Children - by Tara Shafer

7 Tips for Speaking With A Bereaved Mother - by Monica Wesolowska

The First Motherless Mother's Day - by Elaine Ambrose

A Letter to My Living Children for Mother's Day - by Maria Kubitz

Missing - by Pat Schwiebert, RN 

Sharing Memories on Mother's Day - by Eleanor Haley

Mother's Day After Losing A Child - by Phyllis Sudman

A Motherless Mother's Day - by Cheryl Amari

How I'm Making Mother's Day My Bitch - by Kate Spencer

7 Ways to Remember the Hurting Mothers This Mother's Day - by Lexi Behrndt

Mother's Day Rituals, Millenial Style - by Ruby Dutcher

What Is Mother’s Day After Mother Is Gone? - by Lauren Muscarella

Spending Mother’s Day with Ghosts - by Eleanor Haley

Mother’s Day: A Happy and Sad Occasion - by Randah Hamadeh 

Mother’s Day: ‘It was savage grief pushing through’ - by Anna Pasternak

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© by Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, DCC 


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