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Widowed Momma

To the Widowed Momma

Being a widow at 20-years-old was not in my childhood, prince charming-filled dreams. Neither was becoming a mom at 18 years of age. The people who were around after the funeral told me that being a widow must feel a lot like a divorce. I believe that was their way of being empathetic. I had […]

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Midlife is What You Make It

Midlife is What You Make It: A GenXer Responds to Oprah.com

Heads up, GenX Fam! In case you missed it, the over 40 crowd should feel miserable. Sad. Angry. Maybe even bitter. Definitely jealous of your Millennial colleagues and resentful of your peers who live seemingly better lives than your own. And pretty much ready to off yourself. Or your partner…if you managed to get one. […]

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Conquer your fears

Confessions of a Reformed Scaredy-Cat or 5 Lessons I Learned When I Faced My Fear

Last May, with most of my belongings in storage, I loaded my two boys and our 80 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback in the minivan and headed into the next little chapter of our lives – a near-epic road trip meant to fill the gaping expanse of being between homes for three months as we moved from […]

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The Business of Adulting

The Business of Adulting: Five Things You Really Should Do Once You Have Children

I remember laughing with a work colleague when we found out a married couple we knew were actually years younger than us. How could people younger than us be married? Both of us were on the verge of our 30s at the time, and yet, nearly a decade post-college graduation, we still didn’t feel like […]

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