May 2023 Newsletter



We know that Mother’s Day is on the minds of many this week, and that this can be a real rough day for those who are grieving. We hope the content below will be helpful and possibly even a little healing.

Tips on what to say to someone grieving this Sunday

You want to reach out to a family member or friend who is grieving on Mother’s Day but are afraid to make things worse? We’re here to help: The Best Question to Ask Someone Who’s Grieving on Mother’s Day.”

How to toss the grieving rules

If you’re the one grieving on Mother’s Day, feel free to “break the rules” about the “proper” way to spend the day. Focus on whatever gets you through. Here’s one example of how to grieve that involves Disney World.

Bid to support grieving kids

Our online auction for Experience: NY is open, and you can bid on lots of awesome items, including a decadent stay at the Canyon Ranch wellness resort in Lenox, MA! Bid now for a favorite prize and know you’re supporting grieving kids!

Our petition for holiday opt-outs

Mother’s Day is already hard for those who are grieving a mom or mom-like figure. It doesn’t help getting inundated with weeks of holiday promotions offering “special gifts for mom.” Will you sign our petition asking companies to provide customers with the chance to opt out?

Light a digital candle in her honor

If you’re looking for a simple way to pay tribute to a mom or mother-like figure in your life who has died, light a virtual candle in her honor on our website and read other tributes that have been shared. Witnessing these reflections can serve as a reminder that you are not alone.

Mother’s Day reflections from a widowed dad

Read candid insights from one of our past camper’s father on how he gets through this holiday. “Honestly I try to shy away from giving advice,” Col. Rick Warmbold told us, “but there is one thing I can offer that might help…”

Get tickets to “Sorry for Your Loss”

If you’re in the NYC area, you don’t want to miss the one-man comedy show “Sorry for Your Loss,” written by and starring Michael Cruz Kayne, writer on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Experience Camps grief specialists will lead post-show talk-backs on May 12th and 19th.

Donate in her honor

Maybe you’d like to dedicate a donation to a loved one in honor of Mother’s Day. Know that your gift will go towards helping us run our network of no-cost camps that help grieving children by building their resilience, confidence, and coping skills.

However you choose to spend Mother’s Day, be gentle with yourself and tune into your feelings throughout the day to know what you need. If you find our suggestions comforting, please share them with others who could use support.