The Motherload
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The Motherload

Strategies To Manage Death With Children

What I learned — the hard way.

My mother-in-law was the sweetest lady. She had endured so much as a child, losing her parents in the second world war and coming to New Zealand as an orphaned Polish refugee with her brothers.

She rarely talked about her experiences but would get very cross when anyone said they were starving. She knew that feeling…



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Barb Dalton

Mum to 3 humans, 2 fur balls. Kiwi-Canuck. Nursing Instructor by day; Rants, reminisces and rhymes by night.