All Blog Posts Tagged 'death' (43)

How do you teach a child about death?

What is death to you? Is it a person or a thing? What if death was a soft heartfelt being that had all of the answers to all of the questions you’ve ever had? What if death was loving and caring and would carry you to your final resting place?

Learn more about this intriguing and handy guide at…


Added by Kristi Bernard on June 11, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Communication After Death - My Signs From Cameron

This blog was originally posted at Just Playing House.

It is every parent's worst nightmare to lose a child. I remember being angry at myself for even letting the thought cross my mind. It was unimaginable. Luckily this didn't happen to people like us so I had nothing to worry about...until I did. By the time I let myself believe it was a possible outcome that night, it already was the outcome. He was too far gone. No longer did I…


Added by Emily Graham on April 16, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

4 Most Meaningful Condolences

Originally posted at Just Playing House.

The topic of death makes most people uneasy. When it is the death of a child, even more so. It's no surprise that knowing what to say in those moments is rare. We all tend to go with the standard, "I'm so sorry for your loss". It's just what you say.

This is a topic I wish I knew nothing about. When Cameron…


Added by Emily Graham on March 7, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Losing a Child - Our Story

Originally posted on Just Playing House.

My son went to bed a normal boy. Excited that Santa was on his way. Hopeful that in the morning, he would find everything he wanted under the tree. He would have! I never would have guessed that 2 hours later, when he woke up sick, it would be the start of my worst nightmare.

Every waking moment I replay that night over and over in my mind.

He had a very low grade fever that…


Added by Emily Graham on January 3, 2016 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

Planning to outlast your partner

The other day I heard a comedian say that a successful marriage is when one partner gets to watch the other partner die first. Yes, that is pretty morbid, but it is also true: Marriage vows even state "til death do us part."…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Hard Conversations: Discussing Death with a Child

Every once in awhile something happens with us, and I’m torn about writing it. As a blogger, I don’t want my blog to necessarily come off as doom and gloom, but these things do come up. So bear with me as I get this off my chest. Perhaps it will help another parent out there.

Sunday night, Alex asked if I would snuggle with him in bed. I said fine, as the boys had Monday off from school. I’m not as strict about sleep on…


Added by Erin Soto on February 18, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Why I'm OK with death in children's movies

At first it is disturbing: Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, The Little mothers. Most people notice the trend of parents (especially mothers) dying in children's movies when they introduce the classics to their children.…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 22, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

And the World Sighed and Hurt a Little More

Yesterday when news of Robin Williams' death popped up in my feed I felt an incredible emptiness in my core. Despite the fact that I usually hold this kind of sadness for those closest to me, those I knew in real life, there's a deep anguish that feels like a web of energy amplified by the mere existance of 'movies' and 'internet,' of places like 'facebook' where each of my friends and acquiantences is sharing the moment to acknowledge the loss and power of one amazing individual. One person…


Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 13, 2014 at 12:31am — No Comments

How To Talk To Children About Death

Caroline’s last hours in the hospice were peaceful for her but they were painful for us .   When the phone call finally came that she had died, despite the inevitability, the emotion was overwhelming.  

Caroline had battled breast cancer for seven years before dying at the age of 39.  In the days that followed I thought a lot about her parents, and husband, but I thought also about the children in our families as well as the children at the school  where she’d been a…


Added by Hilary Robinson on May 17, 2013 at 2:32am — No Comments

Tragic Accident at Pgh Zoo

A tragic accident happened at our local Pittsburgh Zoo over the weekend.  I struggled with posting something about it for fear of what would happen in the comment section being that our platforms are ‘open’.  If you haven’t heard the story, a 2 year old boy, Maddox Derkosh, was lifted by his mother onto a railing at the African Painted Dog Exhibit.  As you can see below, Maddox wears glasses and his mother was just trying to give him a better view of the dogs.  When she lifted him onto the…


Added by Angelique Lorence on November 6, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Missing Mom

There is a piece of me that is missing. Anyone who has lost their mom can identify with the feeling.

Mother's Day is always a day that stirs up the emotions even more because of her absence. I do have a diversion because I am a mom. My kids and husband do sweet things for me during the day to…


Added by Adventure Mom on May 11, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Nail Cutting - The Bridge of Death

There are many bridges to cross as an autie family.…


Added by Jean Carroll on February 17, 2012 at 5:15am — No Comments

What Parents Can Learn from the Untimely Death of Legend Whitney Houston


Because my life’s passion is centered on the fundamentals of the overall well-being of children I see everything through the perspective of a mother, grandmother and parenting coach.…


Added by denny hagel on February 13, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Why Death has made me want to Live

The most awkward question a person can ask me is a simple, common question you ask someone you don’t know. “Do you have any brothers or sisters?” This can put the person I just met in an uncomfortable position because I have to say “yes, but he died toward the end of my 6th grade year, he had cerebral…


Added by Adventure Mom on December 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs' Legacy for Parents

Steve Jobs
The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is in every headline around the world today.…

Added by denny hagel on October 22, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments

My Heart was just not into it

My heart was just not into it…

As you have noticed I have not had a blog post in over a week. My heart was just not into it, as it has been somewhere else. It still is a bit, but I am slowly getting out of my rut.…


Added by Tawna Richard on October 18, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Finding Inner Peace~Living the Way Nature Intended

When my mother passed on my world changed forever. I couldn’t imagine that anyone could understand the depth of my grief…until I saw the pain my grandmother, my mother’s mother, was experiencing. I felt the loss of my greatest…

Added by denny hagel on August 26, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Grief Has Its Own Timetable

Dear Moms,

After the death of someone we love our grief experience and overall healing has everything to do with our relationship to the deceased, the intensity and depth of the love we felt for them and our degree of faith in a hereafter.  In the immediate aftermath of a person's death, it's hard to breathe and everything hurts. We feel shattered, bewildered and frightened. Sometimes, however, grief shows us its own timetable and can be delayed or complicated.  I experienced a long… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on April 9, 2011 at 8:03pm — No Comments


...this is a very interesting question & it had me lying in my bed, sleepless. But after giving it some deliberation, I knew there'd be many things I'd do, but these 3 were of no-question...1) On all the social networks, I would advertise a casting call to anyone & everyone who… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 19, 2011 at 11:44pm — No Comments

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