Browsing the "Loss" Category

Losing my Father, Raising my Son

November 24th, 2021 | by Lindsey Newman

Among the last things Pa said to me were that he loved me, and he was proud of what an amazing mother I was


Shoplifting at Bloomingdales

November 19th, 2021 | by Jennifer Baum

Rumor was, at that time in the 1970s, Bloomingdales was the hottest pick up joint in town.


Bad Juju

September 1st, 2021 | by Denise Massar

How could I have been so stupid? So smug? You couldn’t let the universe know when you were flying high


In the World Where My Father Is Dying

August 24th, 2021 | by Jennifer Samson-Acker

In the world before my father was dying, hospitals were hopeful, exciting, and filled with surprise—jelly smeared on my growing uterus, ultrasounds listening for the thump, thump, thump


RIP’d Off

July 28th, 2021 | by Jessica Phillips Lorenz

When I first started writing about my family’s experience, I felt compelled to use photos of my daughter and me. She was my kid. I wanted people to see us.


Navigating Loss, with Tea and Empathy

April 21st, 2021 | by Jenna Devany Waters

She packed her things while I was out of town, disappeared without a word. I ordered a frenzy of furniture online to spare my children



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