I have been spending a lot of time in conversation about, and reflecting upon, how to walk with someone through a transition, whether a birth or death. In sharing some of my musings, a friend commented on the fact that I kept referring to my grandmother’s “passing.” He said, “I can’t help but notice you keep using a euphemism, ‘passing.’ I prefer to call it what it is—death is death. I can’t philosophize on what happens afterwards. But I know… >> learn more.
The good mother, bad mother debacle has a new frontier, or perhaps an old one: to vaccinate or not. There is so much judgment and hype and craziness, not to mention judgment! Throughout pregnancies mommas are often told to do something or not to for the sake of their child. People in white coats, or elders in your lineage of women (your own mother or grandmother, sister or aunt), perhaps… >> learn more.