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In Gratitude for My Husband’s Friends

My husband’s best friend got married today. It was a beautiful wedding on a beautiful day to a beautiful woman. My husband would be thrilled. After all, he’d been asking for years when his friend was going to “put a ring on it.” But my husband couldn’t be there. He’s a little tied up in…

The Week Ahead: What’s On Tap

Even though I don’t think anyone is reading here yet (if I’m wrong: hello!), I am all about using public accountability to get things done. Here’s how the week ahead should look for me: Things I Need to Do 7 articles have hard deadlines this week. 1 child has a marching band competition. 5 of…

Why You Won’t Find My Husband Online

As a writer (you’ll find me at U.S. News, Money Talks News and Money-Rates among others), I’m not ashamed to say I Google myself quite regularly. I’m not too particularly interested in what people are saying about me; I’m more concerned with who might be illegally copying articles to their site. (As an aside, I…

Two is a Magic Number

As I entered into my second year of this new, forced life, I am somewhat optimistic that this year will be the one in which I hit my stride. During my introductory year of widowhood, I spent most of my time in the fog. Or, as Sheryl Sandberg puts it in her eloquent reflection on…