How to Manage Grief Around Mother’s Day

Kriston Wenzel, Hospice of the Red River Valley grief specialist, shares tips on how you can manage the grief you may feel around Mother’s Day.

Grief on special days can be overwhelming. Honor your grief by allowing yourself to feel the way you need to feel. Give yourself permission to honor the feelings you’re having and then continue with the rest of your day.

This day is also a great opportunity to send a card or something special to a person who was important in your mom’s life. There’s a good chance the person may already be thinking of your mom, too. By showing the person you are thinking about them, you can honor and respect your mom’s memory and demonstrate how special she was to others in the world.  


If you found this message helpful, you might also enjoying reading another Mother’s Day blog post: Mother’s Day Musings.

About Hospice of the Red River Valley
Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, nonprofit hospice serving more than 30 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing the quality of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual and grief needs. For more information, call toll free 800-237-4629, email or visit


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