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Happy Fifth Birthday: Celebrating The Birth of A Son Who Didn’t Live

Happy Fifth Birthday, John Karl! I Googled "best gifts for 5 year old boys" because I have no idea what you might be into. The image of your sweet baby face sits in my memory and I will never forget the feel of your body in my arms or the kick of your feet in my… Continue reading Happy Fifth Birthday: Celebrating The Birth of A Son Who Didn’t Live

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The Stages of Grief and the One They Forgot

The Stages of Grief and the One They Forgot (May 27, 2015)The very outdated copy of my undergraduate psychology book uses the Kubler-Ross Model to describe the stages of grief.  You’ve probably seen them before: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.  As an English Language Arts teacher, it almost pains me to say this, but… Continue reading The Stages of Grief and the One They Forgot