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Conversations on Death with My Daughter

A guest post by Matthew Koehler Death is never an easy subject to broach but when I was a kid…

Anniversary of a Goodbye

  Top: Mom with my oldest (my son). Bottom: Mom with my firstborn daughter. “Heaven is a place we can…

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Lessons from Grandma

My grandmother passed away a month ago today, and I miss her terribly. This will be a bittersweet Mother’s Day…

What is a Memory?

As I thought about family memories and what makes a memory, I started to think about a quote from Wilfrid…

Why Kids Should Experience Loss

Life is about loss. Don’t get me wrong, life is full of exciting and wonderful things also I just feel…

Top 10 Parenting Quotes from Maya Angelou

Losing poet, activist and Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou this week struck a personal chord with me. Maya Angelou’s death, while…

Teaching My Children How to Grieve

An old and very good friend of mine recently passed away. I was home watching my children when I found…

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LifeStory: A Cool Little Site with Big Potential

Father’s Day is a great time to honor the awesome dads in our lives — past and present. For those…

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How to Help Kids Through a Funeral

Last week we found ourselves on a new journey. My grandfather-in-law passed away. We drove the nearly ten hours to…

Family Photo Angst: The Real Cause for Panic

All photos by Amy Straka Photography I had been wanting to get a new set of family pictures since my…