Episode 98: Meaning Making 2 (+ Bryson’s Doctor)

Over the past almost two years, I have interviewed dozens of bereaved parents. I have learned something from each and every one of them. All of them have done something they never thought possible after the deaths of their children. Some of these things are big, like...

Episode 90: Meaning Making

When Andy first died, I didn’t want anything good to come from his death. I selfishly wanted everything about it to be 100% horrible. I didn’t want there to be a silver lining. Perhaps that is why it annoyed me so much when people tried to cheer me up in...

Episode 75: Grief and Guilt

As a working mom, I think I felt some type of guilt almost every day. I never felt like I was doing enough. I would feel guilty about not spending enough time with my kids, missing school parties, or not being able to volunteer as much as some other moms. In addition...

Episode 61: Intimacy after Child Loss

Today’s episode is far different than the average Always Andy’s Mom episode. We dive into a topic that I never would have considered on my own. About 2-3 months ago, a listener wrote in to me asking if I could do an episode focusing on intimacy with...

Episode 54: Gwen – grief-guide.com

The days after Andy’s death were such a blur to me. Information came at me from all directions. In those days leading up to what should have been his first day of high school, we instead found ourselves in a funeral home, picking out a casket and a cemetery...