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Helping My Daughter Know the Uncle She'll Never Meet

Helping My Daughter Know the Uncle She’ll Never Meet

  My daughter’s middle name–Frances–is a celebration of someone she’ll never meet: my brother, her Uncle Francis. Three years older than me and way cooler, he would have been The Fun Uncle. He would have cherished his role, and my daughter would have spent holidays and birthdays and visits absorbing the love of her uncle. Six-and-a-half […]

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How To Talk To Someone Who’s Grieving

Chances are, many of you have yet to experience grief. I’m talking about earth-shattering, soul-crushing, have-to-convince-yourself-to-breathe, grief. The kind that makes you question every.single.thing regardless of how or why “it” happened.  Many of you are in this space. I was too, not so long ago.  Everything changed for me the summer of 2015: the summer I […]

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