It’s impossible to overstate the importance of kindness in our everyday lives. A single kind act can turn someone’s day around, change their life perspective or even save their life. This was a large part of why Cynthia Schick started a Kindness Matters Movement...
The minutes, hours, days and weeks after Charlie died have been a blur to me. Sometimes when we are in conversation with friends and family, they will mention something during that time frame and the memories are not there for me to retrieve. I try to piece together...
In our darkest times, there’s one thing that always gives us a glimmer of hope: our own family. Family is everything to us at Charlie’s Heart. It’s why we’re even here, trying to make a difference on behalf of our son. It’s what pulled us through the months of...
I am a teacher, wife, and a bereaved mother of 3. My writing journey began when our son Charlie died, shortly after his 5th birthday. It has been my outlet to process grief and continue to share Charlie’s life, beyond his death.
But along the way, it has become so much more… a space to share stories of my heroes- families, communities, and people who’s struggles far exceed my own.
While I will grieve for a lifetime, I will also live… with laughter, hope and a whole lot of love. Thank you for letting me share my story, Charlie’s story and Our stories.
It seems like the world has stopped running for Ahmaud Arbery – but we have not. Ahmaud has been on my mind ever since a friend first shared the story of the young man murdered while jogging with me several weeks ago. He’s rarely left my mind since. Ahmaud Arbery was a 25-year-old black man […]
I have been an emotional mess this last week. I can’t necessarily pinpoint why. Maybe it has just been a while since I’ve had a good cry. Maybe I have just had terrible PMS. Or maybe it’s because I’m just overwhelmed. Michael would likely say “Holy PMS, Batgirl!” But my guess it is the combination […]
These are unusual times for all of us. Whether you’re a person, business, or nonprofit, everyone is struggling to find their footing in this new normal. The uncertainty of it all is daunting, and many are taking a financial hit. This is true for nonprofits throughout the world, who have had to cancel upcoming fundraising […]