Father’s Day

For me, Father’s Day was much more horrendous than Mother’s Day. My family and friends tried to do things to make me feel special on Mother’s Day, but on Father’s Day, there was nothing that could be done. Keith had died, and Father’s Day would never again be what I thought it should be. Father’s […]

Mother’s Day

Becoming a mother was one of the most profound events in my life. When each of my children was born, my life changed forever. I’ll never forget the experience with my firstborn – one moment I was pregnant, and the next, I was holding my newborn son in my arms and rejoicing with my husband. […]

Lost Cheer

I was at a Christmas party on the weekend where I didn’t know many people (for a grieving introvert, that’s as painful as it sounds). A group of people was discussing the many reasons why they didn’t feel the holiday spirit this year – all very reasonable, valid, and appropriate reasons to be a Grinch, […]

I’m Fine!!!

Tis is the season for self-care My little guy got his tonsils out last week, and the recovery isn’t going as well as hoped. We are getting there, but the road is longer than I anticipated. I planned the date for his surgery strategically and cleared my calendar for the week – I figured I […]

The holiday season is over

The celebrations are over too – but are they? I believe there is one more. Time to celebrate YOU! YOU made it through the year. YOU made it through all the ups and downs and the ins and outs. YOU made it – perhaps some days more successful than others, but YOU did it. As […]


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