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Momfidence! cheers on commonsense parenting and sighs at the rest. How to worry less, wing it more. A.k.a. parenting by the seat of my mid-rise mom jeans.

About Paula Spencer

I'm the author of Momfidence! An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting, and a mom of four in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (where you can't even buy Oreos at the two wholesome groceries nearest to my home).

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Hug Your Dad

November 10, 2009
Summer '09
...and way earlier

Grieved to say...my Dad just died, not three weeks before his 88th birthday. Burial was Friday.

Couldn't help scattering some memorial thoughts around the Internet:

"What a Dad I Had," MaryJanesFarm.org, "Suburban Farmgirl" post

"A Parent's Death Is Never Expected, Even When It Is," Caring.com, Caring Currents post

"What Every Caregiver Knows: Love Is a Verb," Caring.com

"Should Kids Attend a Funeral?" The Daily WD, Woman's Day "Momfidence" post

Ironically, I wrote "6 Reason's a Parent's Death Is a Special Kind of Loss" for Caring about a week before Dad died -- having no idea it was that imminent.


So weird to be an orphan...

Lise Funderburg says...

Oh, Paula! I'm so sorry for your loss. Our dads are our dads, no matter how old we are, right? Thank you for the lovely pieces about caregiving and memorializing. I've been enjoying them all.

Sarah says...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad 2 1/2 years ago, and even though I'm 35, I miss him every day. I look forward to reading all your pieces in turn, to read your thoughts on losing a parent.

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