Talking to Children About Death & Loss

When you have to initiate the difficult discussion with children about death it’s best to ask open-ended questions to solicit their thoughts and feelings. Instead of worrying about what to say, try to create opportunities for the bereaved child to talk to you about death. Read More

I Don’t Think I’ll Ever “Just Know” I’m Done Having Kids

That being said, I always believed that, when we were done having kids, we would “just know”. After all, that’s what I’ve been told by numerous friends (not to mention my own mother!)– many of whom birthed their first or second child, and shortly after sent their husbands for the good ol’ snip snip. They “just knew”, and assured me that I would, too. They seemed to have this peace and finality that I always imagined I’d have. Read More

Bus Driver Braids 11-Year-Old’s Hair Every Morning, and the Reason is Heartbreaking

The styles started out simple, one french braid or two. They’ve slowly evolved, and every day Isabella comes to Tracy with a new request, sometimes including fun clips or flowers. Tracy gladly obliges- so much so that several young girls now receive their own personalized hair ‘dos every morning before they walk through the front doors of their school. Read More