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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 about everything from finding humor in grief to dating as a single parent.  And we are excited to be giving away three copies of her book (see below)!

CoverWhy did you write this memoir?

Confessions of a Mediocre Widow is the book I wanted when my husband died in 2007.  I was 31-years-old with three small children and most of the books that I came across were either too clinical/self-help for me or were memoirs written by older widows.  I needed something that I could relate to and I wanted a book that read more like a story than something that outlined the stages of grief.

Why “Up” Should Be On Every Colorado Mom’s Must-read List

You need to read the new book, Up–A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure by Patricia Ellis Herr if you:

  • Love the outdoors
  • Have a girl you want to empower
  • Have a boy you want to empower
  • Basically, this should cover pretty much every Colorado mom.

    Though I enjoy reading, I don’t have a lot of time to do it but my interest was immediately piqued when I heard about Up because I am passionate about instilling a love of the outdoors in my children. Author Trish Herr felt the same way. Her 5-year-old daughter Alex’s over-the-top energy levels led Trish to propose they try to tackle forty-eight of New Hampshire’s highest mountains. Trish had no expectations or time limit but it very soon became apparent Alex was capable of big things.