Category Archives: Family Medical Leave Act

“Dead Where It Stands” by Kelly Farley

“Dead Where It Stands” As many of you know, we (me, Barry Kluger and Jim Boyle) have been working for 3.5 years on Federal legislation to change the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to add bereaved parents to … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Initiative

Father’s Day Initiative Here is one of the first Op-Ed’s to run this week regarding the Parental Bereavement Act of 2013.  Thank you to fellow grieving dad, Kirk, for submitting this piece to his local paper in South Dakota.  Anyone else interested … Continue reading

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“Laying Low”

“Laying Low” I know it’s been awhile since I have posted something on my blog, but for some reason have been struggling with things to say.  To be honest, I am getting to the point where I feel like I … Continue reading

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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

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Recent Interview

I was recently interviewed on the Open to Hope Radio Program.  Click the link below to listen to the interview.  It’s about my experience through the death of my children, the Grieving Dads Project and the FMLA modification efforts. About 20 … Continue reading

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Progress

It’s been 8 months since fellow grieving dad Barry Kluger and myself launched the Farley-Kluger Petition to amend the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 to include the death of a child.  With over 12,000 signatures from all 50 states and support … Continue reading

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Back from Break – Important Notice

Some of you may have noticed that my activity on this blog was limited during the month of July. I have a good reason, I have been spending a lot of time redesigning a new Grieving Dads blog that will replace … Continue reading

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Article on Grieving Dads Project

I wanted to share an article that recently ran in my local newspaper regarding the work I am doing for The Grieving Dads Project and the Farley-Kluger Amendment to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.  As a result of … Continue reading

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We CAN Do This!

I have spent the last year speaking to 100’s of grieving dads regarding the impacts that the death of a child has on one’s life.  How the devastation changes everything from how you interact with people, your overall outlook on … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA, Grief, Healing, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Time, Trauma | 3 Comments