Give yourself permission

Grief is a wild, weird, worried, and wacky journey. With that said, you need to grant yourself permission. Permission to grieve, allow yourself those quiet times of self pity, where you allow yourself to feel all of the raw emotion. You are entitled to your feelings, just try not to hang out in that darkContinue reading “Give yourself permission”

the biggest mistakes of a widowed mom

Am I bad mom? Probably not, but I sometimes feel like one. And during the course of widow-hood, I definitely made some mistakes. Trying to take on too much with your 8 year old child. Too many activities, sports, etc. My daughter was taking Taekwondo (2 classes a day, 3 days a week), competitive gymnasticsContinue reading “the biggest mistakes of a widowed mom”

Blast from the past, a new widow’s thoughts

I found this gem, something I wrote on April 4, 2012, just shy of 2 months after the passing of my husband. Just a little insight into the early days of my journey. Who I am now I am a recent widow.  My husband, Bryan, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 42.  I am aContinue reading “Blast from the past, a new widow’s thoughts”

“Can you believe she is dating so soon after her husband passed?”

February is here!  Love is in the air, or so the retail world will have you believe.  This is the perfect time to address the taboo subject for widows/widowers.  When is “too soon”? “Psst…Can you believe she is dating so soon after her husband passed? I mean really, it has only been a year?” WhyContinue reading ““Can you believe she is dating so soon after her husband passed?””