Category Archives: Death of parent

“Survival” by Kelly Farley

Survival I received an email over the weekend from a fellow grieving parent that wanted to know if I would consider doing a live 30-minute interview. I went to their website to learn more about them and while I was … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved Parents, Brokenness, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Death of parent, Despair, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Survival | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Father’s Day – Wishing You a Peaceful Day

Well, here we are, another Fathers’s Day. A day that grieving dads dread. A day that makes us think about being a dad to a child (in my case two children) that has died. Everyday is a day that makes … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day – Conflict”

“Father’s Day – Conflict” Here we are, another event that is about to occur that triggers emotions in men that have lost a child (or have lost a dad for that matter), Father’s Day.  Since I have lost two children … Continue reading

Posted in Brotherhood, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Death of parent, Fathers Day, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Holidays, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Signs from our children, To the Brink and Back | 17 Comments

Farley-Kluger Initiative to Amend the FMLA (Childloss)

 Parental Bereavement Leave (The Farley-Kluger Initiative to Amend the FMLA) My “co-sponser” for the Farley-Kluger Initiative was on C-SPAN today for an interview regarding our efforts to add the death of a child as one of the qualifyers for 12 … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Death of parent, Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, Senator Tester, the Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011 | 1 Comment

“Fear of Loss”

Fear of Loss After the death of my son Noah I was stricken with the fear of losing another family member, particularly my wife.  Whenever we were not together, I would worry that something bad was going to happen to … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of parent, Depression, Despair, dog, Emotions, Fear, Friend, Grief, Healing, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Love, puppy, Scary | 13 Comments

I Have Officially Moved

As of 8/8/2011, I have officially moved the Grieving Dads Project  blog to http://www.GrievingDads.com.  Please make note of this change and visit me at the new location.  All previous posts and comments have been moved to this new blog.  I look forward … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of parent, Grief, Grieving Dads Project, Kelly Farley, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Words of Encouragement | Leave a comment

“Brotherhood”

The following was sent to me by Deb Kosmer.  Deb is a published writer and social worker and works as a Hospice Bereavement Coordinator.  She is also a bereaved parent, sibling, and daughter.  She started a men’s only grief support group 5 years … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of parent, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Survival, Trauma, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 2 Comments

“Debilitating”

I recently sat down and generated a list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate with some … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of parent, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Fear, Grief, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Survival, Trauma | 34 Comments

“Memorialize Our Children” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project.  Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject. It may be wise to invest … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of parent, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Truisms, Words of Encouragement | 12 Comments

Emotions after the Death of a Child: Anxiety

This is a continuation of the “emotion series” blogs that I will be writing about.  As a father, these are many of the emotions that I experienced after the loss of my two children.  I thought I would begin with the … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of parent, Emotions, Grief, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Panic, Stillbirth | 5 Comments