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I’m Outta Here: One Widow’s Attempt to Find Home Sweet Home

Change is complicated. On the one hand, I am constantly rearranging my furniture, trying new eye shadow, and if I could get a new car every month (so I wouldn’t have to clean the one I have) I would probably do it. But permanent change…that’s another beast entirely. I actually haven’t been through many permanent changes in my life, but I’ve had one that has made up for all of the little ones I nev...

The Widdahood: Moving and saying good-bye all over again

I don’t know how to start this blog post.  I guess I should just start by telling the truth. I am so happy. For months I wondered what this would feel like to a new home (yes, I finally sold my house!)  My stuff is in a new place.  My kids are still trying to figure out where everything is.  My cat looks at me, completely bewildered, wondering where in the hell she is. Sh...

An Unexpected Visitor: A Night at The Stanley Hotel

As a single mother of three children, every time I take my kids on what I call a “mini-vacation” (because I’m not brave enough to go on a full-size one) I’m always worried that one of us won’t make it back.  This could be for several reasons:  I’ll lose one.  I’ll try to lose one.  I’ll run away screaming and never return after one of them tells me they need to go to the bathro...

Dealing with Anxiety: One Mom’s Double Whammy

My life completely changed this year.  And not the way I thought it would. On December 31, 2013, I toasted the beginning of 2014.  That year had been hard and I felt sure 2014 would be better.  The book that I had been working on for years would finally be released just after the New Year, so how could I not look at the coming months with anything but optimism? Huh.  Stay tuned...

I’m Scared of My Kids

I recently read an article online called “5 Reasons Modern-Day Parenting Is in Crises, According to a British Nanny” because, as a modern-day parent, I immediately agreed with the title. I do think parenting, and the day-to-day well-being of our children, is in crises.

The Homesick Parent: Summer Camp and the Lonely Mom

Allow me to paint a picture of what my life is about to look like. I will be able to go to the pool and bring a random assortment of trashy magazines to read at my leisure.  No one will scream, “Mom!  He just hit me!” from somewhere in the house the moment I sit down to go to the bathroom.  I will be able to eat dinner at 8:00 PM if I want to and eat an Oreo on my couch without some...

You’re Not Welcome: Are We Raising Mannerless Kids?

I’m about to acknowledge something that a lot of parents are thinking, but few will actually say out loud.  But I believe the first step in solving a problem is admitting that you have one and, America…we have a real problem.  So, here goes. Our children are incredibly rude.

Dressing Down for Breakfast: Second Home’s Sunday Pajama Brunch

If your kids are anything like mine, they often wake you up on weekend mornings asking the same question. “What are we doing today, Mom?” And if you’re anything like me, you often answer with, “Um.  I don’t know.” Well.  Here’s a different answer to that question. The Sunday Pajama Brunch at Second Home in Cherry Creek.

Have an Affair with a Plumber: How to Prepare for Frozen Pipes

The weather may be currently nice but during the last few months, the news has been full of helpful tips about how to keep your pipes from freezing:  Open cabinet doors, keep taps running, etc.  And I just have one thing to say about all of that advice. Uh huh.  Yeah. Right. After living in my house for over nine years without the slightest hint of frost on my plumbing, this year al...

Wit, Wisdom, and Wine: One Woman’s “Confessions of a Mediocre Widow”

While Mile High Mama blogger Catherine Tidd has spent the last few years developing a global online support group for widows and widowers (www.theWiddahood.com), she has also been hard at work on her memoir, Confessions of a Mediocre Widow, which took the number two spot on the local nonfiction bestseller list less than two weeks after its release.  In her first interview with us, she talks a...

Dealing with Holiday Grief: How One Widow Learned to Appreciate Christmas

"My kids don’t know what a struggle it has been to make sure that their holidays are as magical as mine were when I was young, before I was changed by loss. They don’t know how hard I’ve searched for my Christmas spirit – only to find it buried in the sands of time that has become my healer."

Girls’ Night Out: La Biblioteca de Tequila

Twelve, nine, seven, four, and two. Those numbers are not my high school locker combination.  And, unfortunately, they are not the winning lottery numbers. Those are the ages of the kids my friend and I were trying to run away from when we went out for a girls’ night at Denver’s La Biblioteca a couple of weeks ago.

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