This Is It

This Is It

I have a secret to tell you. It’s not going to be easy to hear but I know it to be true. You’re going to die. I can’t tell you when or where but it’s going to happen. This is it. No pressure, but this is your life. It’s scary to think...
Kiddie Cocktails & Chemo

Kiddie Cocktails & Chemo

Kids are resilient. They wear their feelings and raw emotions in ways that more grown-ups could learn from. This weekend we got a chance to celebrate some pretty amazing little people, my sweet 3 year old was one of them. Our tiny dancers A family affair. Kids...

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...