hey, I’m Sarah

Widow, Solo Parent, Lover of Life, Mother of Two Young Kids, and Grief Coach.

My goal is to help other widow/ers, single or only parents – any parent having a bad day – find hope and inspiration again. I want to help guide you along your path of grief, through the shadows and pain to a better, brighter life. To help you live with death, while embracing life.
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The original plan didn’t include being a Widowed, Solo Parent

When my son was 2 1/2 years old, his father died. It wasn’t expected. It was unbelievably devastating. He was my soulmate. We still had so many unfinished plans, including our intention to have another child.

We were planning on calling our kids “The Danger Squad”. Tristan, as the eldest, was to be named after the best romantic knight ever. Alexander/ra was to be named after the ancient conqueror. Both kids were to have the same middle name of Danger.

Now with my husband gone, our dream life of having two children seemed dead too.

I took a year to rebuild my life as an only parent.

After that first death anniversary, I was determined to go forward and have the second child Myke and I had planned. On my own. I didn’t want my dream to die with Myke, and I didn’t want Tristan to ever be alone after I eventually pass.

The next year was a whirlwind of activity, including figuring out where we were going to live as our rental house was being sold out from under us. During my rental hunt, I got the news that I was pregnant after my first IUI – this just clinched my steadfastness that this child was meant to be.

As she developed in my uterus, I decided to amend her intended name a little to Alyxandra – the Y in tribute to her Sky Daddy.

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REDEFINING MY LIFE GOAL AS A SOLO PARENT GAVE ME STRENGTH. I KEPT MOVING FORWARD WITH MY NEW IDENTITY.

My life with my little family is so full, so busy, so full of love…so exhausting…but I have absolutely no regrets in my decision to raise two kids on my own. My Knight and my Warrior. I tell stories of their Sky Daddy whenever life inspires them. I live harder, and with more passion than ever, because I myself am a warrior and a compassionate knight, who has learned how to temper grief into strength and wants to help others.

That was the exact moment it all changed for me. When I started owning my own story...

My goal is to help other widow/ers, single or only parents – any parent having a bad day – find hope and inspiration again. I want to help guide you along your path of grief, through the shadows and pain to a better, brighter life. To help you live with death, while embracing life.

MY LIFE WORK IS TO HELP OTHER WIDOWS GET THROUGH YOUR HORROR. TO WALK WITH YOU AND YOUR GRIEF TOWARDS YOUR NEW FULFILLED LIFE.

It’s a unique path that I wouldn’t wish on anyone, but as death will inevitably shatter lives, I want to be there to help pick up the pieces.

I’ve expanded, and am currently offering 1:1 grief coaching for other widowed, solo parents. I’m one of you. I’ve learned how to create my inspired life again, and I’d like to help you get through too. Contact me.

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BACK IN THE AUTUMN OF 2016
KNIGHT, WARRIOR AND I

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CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

FAVORITE SHOW

KNITTING

CURRENT HOBBY

GOOD FOOD

PASSIONATE ABOUT

HARRY AND MEGHAN

CELEBRITY OBSESSION

I’M ALL ABOUT

Straight talk,
red wine,
compassion,
helping you find
your new identity

I’M NOT ABOUT

Comparison,
bandaid fixes,
empty platitudes,
"you're so strong",
"just get over it"

WHERE TO NEXT?

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Self-Care Secrets of the Solo Parent

Trying to stay sane when parenting alone is tough – trust me, I get it. I’ve been solo parenting since my husband passed away in 2014. I’ve learned the best way how to stay sane when parenting alone is to prime yourself – think of these tips as under armor to help bolster your ability to keep yourself, and the kids, from flying off the handle.
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