I can do really hard things

I can do really hard things

I have a little sign sitting on my shelf just above the wine glasses and next to my husband’s ashes that says, “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning to dance in the rain.” I keep all of these little notes around the...

What my toddler is teaching me about life and loss

“My anxiety has anxiety”,  my friend joked as we talked about our constant stream of worries. We’re both 32 years old. We both are single moms to small kids. We are both widows but for very different reasons. My husband died of cancer after a 3 year...
The Life of the Party

The Life of the Party

I went to a wedding over the holidays. Not just any wedding, it was Joe’s best friend’s wedding. It was beautiful, it was full of love and it was the hardest thing I’ve done since losing Joe. The bride and groom honored Joe in every detail from the...
Cocktails & Chemo caregiver: Jennifer Gratz

Cocktails & Chemo caregiver: Jennifer Gratz

Jennifer Gratz was just learning how to be a mom of twin girls when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Michael is a police officer and went at the cancer hard, losing part of his foot in the process. Five years of remission later,  Michael was fulfilling his dream...

Cocktails & Chemo Caregiver: Catherine Gainey

  December’s Cocktails & Chemo caregiver holds a special place in my heart. Catherine Gainey and I connected through our heart break. The loves of our lives were battling colon cancer while we tried to keep our little families together. Cat Gainey has...