Episode 249: Clarke’s Mom

Today’s guest, Pat, says that when her son Alex (all his friends called him Clarke) was young, her family would have been considered a ‘good’ family. She and her husband were college professors with great jobs and an amazing son who was both...

Episode 247: TJ’s Mom

When grieving mom, Olga, is feeling down and defeated, she will watch a video that her late son, TJ, asked to make while she was working on a project herself.¬† In the video, TJ says, ‘We are dedicated and motivated. We do not give up. Even if we are sad, we do...

Episode 246: Ben’s Mom

When I am suddenly stuck in traffic on a busy freeway, feelings of panic quickly build inside me. My heart starts beating faster. My hands begin to feel sweaty. It can feel difficult to breathe. As I tightly grip the steering wheel, visions of another car accident...

Episode 245: Zachary’s Dad

Today’s guest, Jason, has always felt a bit unique as a dad. Early in their marriage, Jason and his wife decided that when they had children, he would be the stay-at-home parent. I was actually surprised to learn that 1 in 5 stay-at-home parents are now...

Episode 244: Jakey’s Mom

When¬†today’s guest, Heather, lost her precious 4-year-old son, Jake, 13 years ago, her life was turned upside-down. Jake (or Jakey as he was often called) was medically fragile and suffered from chronic seizures, as well as additional medical complications, but...