This Mother's Day, Americans are predicted to spend about $28 billion to celebrate their mothers. But for those who've lost their mothers, this is a tough time emotionally, made worse by a season of grief from COVID-19 deaths. This is the second Mother's Day during the pandemic, but the first time many will be without Mom. In a year of so much loss — including of community, jobs and normalcy — the grief over losing a mother can be overwhelming.

Hope Edelman — author of "Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss"
Lori Churchill — clinical social worker and therapist