When kids are grieving, coping with everyday in life can be more difficult. You may notice outbursts of anger and tears, general sadness or even more difficulty listening and cooperating. At school, there may be a lack of focus or inattentiveness – and a general inability to concentrate on a task. This can be especially… Read More Top 6 Strategies to Help a Grieving Child
If you’re a single mom or a very young widow with kids, it can be especially hard to get a break. For some moms the reality is sometimes the only way you get a break is if you’re sick. Some moms almost welcome this brief interruption in their life. While we don’t think anyone enjoys getting… Read More Are You A Mom Who Secretly Likes Getting Sick?
There was a time when I very much cared about what other moms thought when I brought store-bought cookies and cakes for the class Christmas party or for the social at work. I had a boss that loved to bake and seemed to have lots of time to do it. She would almost always turn… Read More 5 Things I Couldn’t Care Less About Since Becoming Widowed
When I became widowed and a single mom at 31, no one else in my peer group was widowed around me. I was an outlier. I later realized I had my own path to follow. I couldn’t look at “Jane” down the street and wish I had the support and natural career progression she had. I… Read More Why it’s important that Widows and Single Moms Embrace their Own Path