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The Widow and Mother’s Day “To Be Held” Despite what you may think, on Mother’s Day, the one thing I want is to be held. I long for a momentary respite for the things I want, but know I will not have again. It is a day full of mixed emotions as
It's that time of year when we proudly celebrate the Moms of the World by saying 'YOU MATTER' in our life. One important, bittersweet part of celebrating Mother's Day for widows all over the world is they miss one really big missing link- the reason they became a mother- The DAD. When dad's are missing
Navigating Fiscally Unequal Relationships When You Have More Money Than He Has As we approach Valentine’s Day, my thoughts naturally turn to love and money. Previously I blogged about starting to date again and determining who should pay. As I observe many of my "wisters" (widowed sisters) starting to date again, I find that I
There's nothing more joyful than being in love, and there's nothing more traumatic and painful than losing that same person and being left suddenly alone. That's where a nonprofit such as Modern Widows Club brings value to individuals, community and society at large. There are two phenomenons that happen to widows that friends, family, co-workers
'A Widow’s Holiday Wish' - Despite what you might think, I don’t have to do the holidays. There is not a rule that says I must do so. - The frenetic tension of this season makes me want to withdrawal, so when you see me it’s extra tough to pretend all is okay. - In
Twenty three years ago I was in Estes Park, CO for Labor Day weekend. A beautiful little town that is packed with tourists in the summer months near Rocky Mountain National Park. I was there for a very important reason and a confession to share. I wasn't thinking about work, laborers, parades, picnics, fireworks or
Once again, as they do every year, my thoughts turn to dating when you’re in the 2nd Chapter of your life. Last year, a good friend shared this blog entry written by a man about to marry a widow and his thoughts are really encouraging: https://onefitwidow.com/marrying-a-widow/ Many women who’ve lost their spouses hope that they