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Let’s Talk About The D-Word

Let’s talk about the “D” word. No…the other one. Dating. No, I’m not dating but the general topic has been on my mind lately. I’m guessing our thoughts and feelings about this are likely… { read more }

October 18, 2017

Sister Weekend!

Several months ago, my sister and I decided to schedule a weekend getaway together. We took advantage of a Groupon (who doesn’t love a good Groupon?!) and booked a weekend trip to Galena, IL… { read more }

October 16, 2017

This (Really) Is Us

Are you watching “This Is Us” on NBC? I’m drawn to it like a fly to honey. It’s my Tuesday night addiction and I can’t stop. It drew me in last season with it’s… { read more }

October 11, 2017

Grief Triggers

Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, wildfires, sickness, mass shootings, threats of nuclear war, corruption, and what seems like a constant overabundance of disregard for suffering people. There is so much in the world today causing me… { read more }

October 3, 2017

This One’s For YOU

I don’t know where you are in your grief today, but I want you to know I’m thinking about you. This one is for YOU. I’m thinking about you, the one grieving as you… { read more }

September 29, 2017

From Acute to Chronic

The first year without my husband was so painful. I was really just getting by emotionally. I was in a fog and between missing him, handling all of the first-year orders of business and… { read more }

September 26, 2017

Friday Night Lights

It’s Homecoming week. That means for over a month now, my kids have been begging to go to the big game Friday. Oh, and they’ve needed me to figure out a Mardi Gras costume,… { read more }

September 14, 2017

When You’re Not Enough

Parenting is trying to kill me lately. So many challenges!  Sprinkle some grief (theirs AND mine) on top and we have the perfect storm going on here. Extra grace required has never been more… { read more }

September 12, 2017