Category Archives: Challenges

Making Memories-My Challenge to You

Sometimes it takes a life altering event to make you truly realize how precious and short life is. We’ve all heard the cliche ”life is short” a million times but after you have lost a loved one, you realize just how short life really … Continue reading

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A Widow Asks: Am I Invisible?

When you see me in public, why do you look away? Is it easier to pretend that I do not exist? Are you afraid that I am going to cry on your shoulder and sob like a baby? Does looking … Continue reading

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Introducing Suddenly In Charge

My new website, Suddenly In Charge, was created to help people prepare for life events. Life can change in an instant and it is very important to be prepared and get organized. Our group of contributors will post important tools, … Continue reading

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A Story To Tell

I just returned from attending the She’s Connected Conference in Toronto. The conference was wonderful and I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people IRL that I follow on Twitter. Making a face to face connection was fantastic. I had … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Year 2

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Was it a good day? Yes. Was it easier that Thanksgiving last year? Yes. Thanksgiving used to be a reminder that the holiday season was just around the corner. Christmas decorations would soon be … Continue reading

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Hello August. I Can Face You!!

Today is August 1st. I have been dreading August for the past 11 months. My mind is racing just at the mention of the word. I have the following “firsts” to deal with this month: 3 family birthdays (all on … Continue reading

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A Big Scary Step

I am taking a big step next week and attending Blogher12 in NYC. I am excited yet scared at the same time. I am excited to go to NYC. I haven’t been there since the 80′s…..I bet it has changed … Continue reading

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My Advice To You

Today was a tough day. I cried off and on most of the day. The reason for all my sadness and tears? My upcoming wedding anniversary. Darin and I should be celebrating our 18th anniversary on August 27th. 18 wonderful … Continue reading

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I Am So Proud!

The past 10.5 months have been hellish. My family and I have been thrown into a surreal world….one full of pain, sadness and grief. Darin died a few days before the start of the 2011/2012 school year. My son was … Continue reading

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A Part Of Me Is Gone

I had to complete this form and mail it today……a part of me is gone…

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