This morning I dropped my youngest at school and trotted away slowly becoming more and more aware as I passed a trickle of boutique shops of a familiar recurring theme - that bastion of awkwardness, that yearly problematic device. OH GOD YES! VALENTINES DAY. Now I am one of those who appreciates Valentine's Day if … Continue reading 5 Things to Do on Valentine's Day as a Widow or Widower
Sometimes packing up is best! For me the decision to move home after my husband died was a crystal clear necessity. I was eighteen months into widowhood, was living in a neighbourhood that the council had put me in following legal homelessness and I was keen to return to our old neighbourhood. Friends, support and … Continue reading Should the Widowed Move home?
Except not as easy... What does your school run look like? Mine begins at six thirty am every single flippin day even on days when no school run is required. It's usually quiet whilst "mum drinks the coffee", (oh, those first twenty minutes of calm and solitude!), and then crescendos a bit when my teenager … Continue reading The Widowed Parent School Run