Category Archives: Special occasions & anniversaries

On the anniversary of your mum or dad’s death. What choice are you making?

On the anniversary of your parent’s death. What choice are you making? Those of you that know my story know that around 6 years ago I lost 6 family members in 4 months. Exactly 6 years ago today was when … Continue reading

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Your questions: Getting married without your parents there

Getting married without your parents there A new friend of mine – let’s call her Stella – is getting married this Saturday.  While very excited she is also having very mixed feelings as, in the last couple of years, she … Continue reading

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Father’s day when you’ve lost your dad – stop doing the one thing that will make you forget him

Father’s day when you’ve lost your dad.  The best gift you can give him and yourself – stop doing the one thing that will make you forget him. These holidays can be really tough, can’t they? The build up to … Continue reading

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How to deal with the birthday of your Mum or Dad who’ve died. Happy birthday to Ian West, my Dad.

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How to deal with the birthday of your Mum or Dad who’ve died.  Happy birthday to my Dad. It was my dad’s birthday over the weekend.  I did a ‘how to handle mother’s day when you’ve lost your mum’ post … Continue reading

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Dealing with mother’s day when you’ve lost your Mum

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Dealing with mother’s day when you’ve lost your Mum Yesterday I was asked why I hadn’t done a blog about mother’s day for people whose mum had passed away and found the day difficult.  The funny thing is it hadn’t even occurred to me.  … Continue reading

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Your first Christmas without your Mum or Dad – Part 3

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Your first Christmas without your Mum or Dad – Part 3 Ok so this is the last in my series of three blogs about handling your first Christmas after the death of your Mum or your Dad. So if you’ve … Continue reading

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Your first Christmas without your Mum or Dad – part 2

Your first Christmas without your Mum or Dad – part 2 Check out this video and then let’s chat. So I’m going to assume that you did exactly what I did. Watched the video, focusing intently on the team in … Continue reading

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Your first Christmas without your Mum or Dad.

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Your first Christmas without your Mum or Dad. So here we are smack-bang in the middle of the Christmas season.  It means something different to everyone.  To me this year it’s all about catching up with friends, trying not to … Continue reading

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