On this Mother’s Day, I’m doing something very brave for me. I am sharing OUT LOUD a very painful time in my life. How my sister mothered my children when I couldn’t. How is that brave? Because I find it SO hard to cry in front of people, to let down my guard and bare […]
I learned a rather insightful thing the other day. I finally figured out my late husband’s legacy. It was his gift to me of the ability to cope. As I’ve shared before, our son was 16 months-old and our daughter had just celebrated her third birthday when my husband passed away at the age of 38 from complications of Crohn’s disease. It was a […]
Blessings post widowhood? What? Ok, I won’t deny it. When my husband John died, it was pure hell. You know that awful feeling when you keep hoping you’ll wake up and realize it’s only a nightmare? That was a constant for me back then. This larger than life character, who was such an involved father to our two […]
It’s almost here. But no worries. Today I’m sharing what mothers really want for Mother’s Day. What Mothers Really Want For Mother’s Day A long, long time ago and very far away, a three year-old boy lived with his older sister and widowed mother. Okay, okay, so he was too little to understand that his mother was widowed. That was just a cheap ploy […]
Preschool in your future? Think it’s only about the little ones? Think again. You might be surprised. I certainly was. How preschool connections saved me.
Two little medicinal words that can save your flight. Or ruin it. What are they? How I coped while flying solo across the Pacific with two weensy children.
Sharing a painful experience as part of #1000Speaks. About how my sister nurtured my kids during the last month of their father’s life. Have tissues nearby.
Will you be remembered? Today on the blog I’m sharing something rather painful. Something that but few of my friends even know. Why? She will be remembered.
Are you aware of today’s fantastic 1000 Voices Blogging for Compassion? Yes? Check out this Just TypiKel post on kindness for all creatures great and small.
Up until 10:00 last night I had every intention of crafting a Just Typikel post honouring Father’s Day and the Finish the Sentence Friday prompt of “Dear Dad.” I was going to write an imaginary letter to my late husband and wax on about how oddly delightful it was that despite the fact that he died when they were really little […]