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COVID-19 is pressing my grief button

“Go and give Mama some gentle touches,” said Arthur to Callum. “She’s feeling sad.” Callum came over to me. “I know why you’re sad, Mama,” he said. “It’s Auntie Red Twin.” Well, it was and it wasn’t. Actually, I was sad because I’d just received the news that some friends […]

Six ‘Corona Creatures’ crafts

This post puts in one place the six ‘Corona Creatures’ that Tamie collected to create with our kids. While there has been a whole variety of processing activities we did with them (one, two, three, four), our eldest told a friend that the creature crafts have been the key to […]

What I’m learning about grief

My grief counsellor showed me this diagram: It’s about ‘grief work’, which is a combination of doing two things: feeling the loss, and working out how you will go on. Healthy grief work is like a pendulum. You swing between the two, and the swings are big at first and […]