Unexpected Triggers

For my latest article for Still Standing Magazine, I wrote about one of the unexpected grief triggers that has continually paralyzed me throughout these first 12 months of grief.  You can read the article here:  An Unexpected Trigger

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12 Months in Heaven

My sweet Toby, I have dreaded this day. I have tried for a month to get my thoughts together for this day, but every time I’ve sat down to write, only tears come. It isn’t writers block. It’s grief. It’s anger. It’s rage. It’s absolute heartbreak. I sat on the back porch last weekend. The

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Book Drive in Memory of Toby

-Benefiting the Monroeville Public Library Children’s Section- We are working with the Monroeville Library to donate a set of books to their Children’s Section in memory of our son, Toby. This is another way for Toby’s joy and happiness to be spread to families and children within our community.  The library has been generous in

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The Opportunity to Speak

We are overwhelmed with emotion from the last 24 hrs. When we started rallying the troops, nearly seven weeks ago, we had no idea the imprint we could make. This petition is out there and making strides because of the initial efforts of Barry Kluger and Kelly Farley, and their children who died. We are

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2017 Innovative Educator Award

With Father’s Day this past weekend I was thinking about what I wanted to write about my amazing husband and even more amazing father to our boys. Last Tuesday, Dan received the Michel J. Farrell Chair in Honor of Thomas N. Southard’s Innovative Educator Award by Shady Side Academy and my excitement and pride for him

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The Farley-Kluger Initiative – Parental Bereavement Leave

www.farleykluger.com Over the last 10 months I have come across other grieving parent’s stories, whether at in-person meetings, from acquaintances that know someone who has lost a child, and through online forums and blogs supporting the bereaved community. There have been parents who’ve had to return to work three days after their child has died

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