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
In 1981, Hospice of the Red River Valley was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality end-of-life care. We fulfill our nonprofit mission by providing medical, emotional, personal and spiritual care, as well as grief support to our patients, their families and caregivers during a tender time in life. Our staff helps those we serve experience more meaningful moments through exceptional hospice care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, wherever a patient calls home. The organization serves more than 40,000 square miles in North Dakota and Minnesota, including in and around Bismarck, Detroit Lakes, Devils Lake, Fargo, Fergus Falls, Grand Forks, Lisbon, Thief River Falls, Valley City and many more communities. Hospice of the Red River Valley offers round-the-clock availability via phone, prompt response times and same-day admissions, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Contact us anytime at 800-237-4629 or


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