Monday - July 23, 2018
 

Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children

May 6th, 2018

Title: Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children Available in paperback, Kindle and Audiobook formats Author: Sheri McGregor, M.A. Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes   In writing  Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children, Sheri McGregor, M.A., hopes to help parents whose adult children have chosen, for one reason or another, to leave the family unit. She writes not just from her professional expertise as a life coach, but also from her personal experience — one of her five adult children, a son, is... Read More

Where Did My Friend Go? Helping Children Cope with a Traumatic Death

February 13th, 2018

Title: Where Did My Friend Go? Helping Children Cope with a Traumatic Death  Available in large print paperback format Author: Azmaira H. Maker, Ph.D. Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes   Today’s world is not as safe as the one we grew up in, in the 50s and 60s. Back then, we did not read about school shootings on a regular basis, for example. Yet even as we are only seven weeks into this year (2018) as I write — and we’re we collectively reeling from 17 deaths in Parkland, Florida — news reports tell us there have already been 8 school shootings that resulted... Read More

June Never Came: A Mother’s Guide to Living After the Loss of a Child

July 3rd, 2015

June Never Came: A Mother’s Guide to Living After the Loss of a Child Author: Patricia Burgess-Southerland Reviewed by Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a deceptively simple looking, small book. But author Burgess-Southerland has packed it full of coping strategies and healing projects she designed for herself after the loss of her son Zachary. Early on, she explains to her readers that Zachary, died in a completely avoidable auto accident, at age 27. Her book’s title comes from the fact that Zachary had been planning to visit her in June of the year he died. But grievously, that visit never... Read More