Widow-to-Widow: When You’re Ready to Start Dating Again

My husband and I love TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé.” We love it because the relationships are so outrageous. Despite red flags, language barriers and the money it costs to bring someone into the U.S. on a spousal visa, couples plow ahead and try to make the relationship work. Some even get married. It seems like the couples on this show lose all common sense when it comes to love. This is one reason why I … [Read more...]

What’s in a Name: Wedding Hashtags & Moving On

There are so many components to grief that if you’ve never gone through the process, you don’t know what is coming next. This week, I realized a new aspect of my grieving process – the sadness and guilt of letting go of my married name. I am getting married in October, and while I was driving home from the gym yesterday, I realized that I would be letting another piece of my late husband go, … [Read more...]

“The Lion King”: A Trigger Warning for Fatherless Kids

The Lion King - Featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba © 2019 Disney Enterprises I’ve never been a Disney-movie mom. My kids haven’t seen any of the Disney movies I grew up watching. So when the new “The Lion King” movie came out this week, I wanted to show my kids the original version first. I haven’t heard super great reviews of the new CGI version, … [Read more...]