Episode 159: Sam’s Mum

Jenny’s son, Sam, was a kid who lived in the moment. He loved life, and he enjoyed every second of it. Even as he was dying from a brain tumor, Sam continued to love life and live big. As others approached the family with apprehension or avoided them entirely, Sam...

Episode 158: Adam L’s Mom

Four years into my grief journey, I continue to witness how people grieve in vastly different ways. As grieving parents, you might think the grief would look much the same, but it does not. There may be some underlying similarities, but from the outside, it can look...

Episode 157: Taylor’s Mom

As I listened to this week’s episode, one word kept coming into my mind. Compassion. I initially thought of this word as it is a great way to describe Jam’s daughter, Taylor. There aren’t many 13 year old girls who would be described as compassionate, but I think that...

Episode 156: Chris W’s Mom

When Kellie sent an audition tape to be on Ellen DeGeneres’ Game of Games in 2018, she was a teacher, making the tape with her students hoping to be be selected to be on this fun game show. She had an abundance of creative energy. At the time, Kellie was passionately...

Episode 155: Men & Grief

Without a doubt, the most common questions that I am asked by bereaved mothers concern understanding the men in their lives. Whether it is a husband, an ex-husband, or even teenage sons, women can have trouble understanding how men grieve. Men tend to grieve...

Episode 154: Angelo’s Mom

I feel like I have so much in common with today’s guest, Sheila. Perhaps that is why even though I have never met Sheila in person and only talked with her remotely, I consider her a good friend now. Throughout Sheila’s adult life, she has become used to being able to...