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WORDS OF WISDOM FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR

Below are the words of wisdom I shared with my 6th-grade daughter and my 4th-grade son going into another new School Year. 10 THINGS I TOLD MY DAUGHTER AS SHE WENT TO MIDDLE SCHOOL. #1 - Not everyone will like you, that’s okay. Be kind, and don’t take it to heart. It’s not your job

By |2018-11-07T20:33:49-05:00September 6th, 2018|1fw blog, Parenting After Loss, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BEFORE THE NEXT STAGE

BEFORE THE NEXT STAGE It seems like yesterday that the doctor placed you in my arms and I fell in love. You were, and still are incredible. So tiny So innocent So perfect within your newness I didn't know that less than three years from that moment, I would have to look in your sweet

By |2018-11-07T20:24:44-05:00January 25th, 2018|1fw blog, grief, Parenting After Loss, Uncategorized|0 Comments

TELL ME ABOUT MY DADDY….

TELL ME ABOUT MY DADDY.... "Mommy, tell me about my Daddy please." She looked at me with her big blue eyes, and she didn't falter. It was the evening of her eleventh birthday, and the first time in eight years she had ever asked me to sit down and tell her about her Father. We

By |2018-11-07T20:32:20-05:00October 25th, 2017|1fw blog, grief, Parenting After Loss, remarriage, Uncategorized|3 Comments

PICKING OUR BATTLES

Nearly three years ago I married my now husband Keith and added two amazing kids to my life. Keith, of course, added two kids to his life as well and we became a blended family of six. It's complicated, as any mixed situation can be, with widowhood and divorce, but we opted to make the

By |2018-11-18T14:59:16-05:00June 9th, 2017|1fw blog, Parenting After Loss, remarriage|0 Comments

BROKEN MOMENTS

BROKEN MOMENTS Welcome to one of the days of the year where many feel the duality of life's happiest and hardest moments in the deepest of ways. Mother's Day is celebrated as a day to value mom's around the world and honor all that they are, but for many men and women, it is a

By |2019-05-11T22:26:59-04:00May 18th, 2017|1fw blog, Parenting After Loss|1 Comment

IMPERFECTLY PERFECT – A MOTHER’S DAY LETTER

IMPERFECTLY PERFECT - A MOTHER'S DAY LETTER I originally wrote this as a "guest blog" piece for https://www.thedaddyletters.com and it is shared on that website as well. You can follow The Daddy Letters on Facebook and Instagram at https://www.facebook.com/TheDaddyLetters/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf Lach has created a beautiful blog and place to share his letters for his young children. Here is my

By |2019-05-12T17:38:08-04:00May 12th, 2017|1fw blog, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments

I CAN’T FIX THIS

I CAN’T FIX THIS My son was 13 months when he lost his father. He holds no memories of his daddy and never asks questions or brings him up. He is a happy, well-adjusted, smart, and lovable five years old. He just also happens to be a kid who’s dad died way too young. Truth

By |2018-11-18T16:39:41-05:00February 7th, 2017|1fw blog, grief, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments