The Widow Life

RIP Joey Martin Feek

Joey Feek’s story hits a bit too close to home so I have to admit I have actively avoided news stories about it. However, I see she passed away. Although I don’t know her or her music, I can’t help but feel tears tonight for her husband and her family. Even when you’re at peace…

Where are all the men?

Where are all the good men? Shortly after my husband died, one of my favorite blogs posted an article about the importance of fathers. It was beautifully written and was chockful of statistics about how active and engaged fathers increase good outcomes and decrease negative ones in children. It left me feeling entirely defeated. In…

The Widowed Life: Picking the Perfect Theme Song

I have to tell you I am firmly in the “I’d-rather-laugh-than-cry” camp. You may not be, and that’s a-ok and perfectly understandable. It took me more than two years before I could even think about joking about being a widow because it seemed so horribly offensive to my husband and our circumstances. However, I am…

Me and God…It’s Complicated

I am unabashedly Catholic. If you have enough kids to field a baseball team and still aren’t sure you’re “done,” you get high fives from me for being open to God’s will. Do you like a little Latin and incense on a Sunday morning? Hey, me too! Are you ok with the idea men and…

Hopes and Dreams for 2016

The New Year has gotten off to something of a rocky start for me. Well, rocky isn’t really the right word, but I haven’t exactly zoomed out the starting gate. I’ve been sidelined by a nasty cold bug that had me working at about 30 percent capacity yesterday, and I bumped up to about 70…

It’s a Wrap: Good-Bye 2015

We’ve hit the end of the line folks. Another year draws to a close, and we can slam the book on the mistakes, regrets and indiscretions of the past 365 days. Tomorrow, we start anew. Or, as the cynic might say, we start a whole new 365 days in which you can make new mistakes,…