The Widow Life

My 5 Favorite Books from 2016

If you didn’t already know it, I totally dig GoodReads. I love that it lets me track all the books I want to read (1,655 right now!) and challenges me to set an annual goal. Then, at the end of each year, they give you this nifty little wrap-up about what you read during the…

My 5 Favorite Posts on The Mighty Widow for 2016

Last week, I shared the five most popular posts on the blog, as decided by reader views. Today, I’d like to share the posts that meant the most to me personally. These entries, by and large, had more to do with helping me work through my grief than providing shareable content for readers. These are…

5 Most Popular Posts from The Mighty Widow in 2016

We may be a week into 2017, but I’m still reevaluating my 2016. It was my first year seriously writing on this blog, and it’s been fun to look back and see what articles resonated most with you. In case you’re curious what fellow readers are into, here are the five most popular posts on…

This Year, It’s All About ME, ME, ME!!

I’ve seen the memes. I know we all felt as though we were limping to the finish line of 2016, but I’ve gotta say: I’m really feeling it this year…er, last year. In recent years, I have rounded out December feeling depressed, overwhelmed, enraged and even slightly manic. This year, I’m just tired. Dog tired….

My New Year’s Resolution: Smile More, Complain Less

See these: These are frown lines. These are not my frown lines, but they could be…someday. In recent months, I’ve noticed my resting face looks less than happy. I catch a glimpse of my reflection in the door when picking up my daughter from school and think “I look really grumpy.” Speaking of my daughter,…

Christmas: The loneliest time of the year.

Here we are. It’s my fourth Christmas post-Tom. Fourth! How the &%$# did we get here? I’m not one to swear, but that’s kinda what grief does to ya. Turns you into someone you’re not and don’t want to be. Really, I’ve been doing ok this year. That’s probably in large part because I radically…