Catherine Tidd

Catherine Tidd

Catherine Tidd is a widow, a writer, public speaker, and mother to three young entertaining children. She received a degree in English from Rollins College in 1998 and has since worked as a writer, editor, Marketing Manager, and Event Planner. Originally from Louisiana, Ms. Tidd currently lives in Denver, CO.

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‘Lonely’ Not Powerful Enough Word to Describe Widowhood

Loneliness is not a surprising by-product of widowhood.  I mean, even for the people who have never been through it, it’s a no-brainer.  But frankly, I think that lonely is […]

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Don’t Believe One Widow’s Experience Will be the Same as Yours

You know…I always hesitate before I write about something hard I’m going through.  There is always a fear that a new widow will read it and think, “My gosh…I’m just […]

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Father’s Days After a Husband Has Died

My son recently asked me the question I have been WAITING for one of my children to ask for years. “Mom, how come you get a Mother’s Day and we […]

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Hey, Widows: You Can’t Do Everything and Do Everything Well

“You can’t do everything and do everything well.” I was sitting at a piano, confiding in my piano teacher as I often did, when she doled out this piece of […]

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Life’s Transitions, Friendships, and the ‘Widow Infection’

I feel like I’m in a period of transition, which is not unusual for me. It’s really not unusual for anyone like me, and by that I mean a woman […]

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The Widow Time Zone

  I’m writing this late at night on purpose. Or maybe I’m not. I don’t know. Right now I’m in Widow Time Zone (WTZ). WTZ comes as a surprise to […]

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Why Some Women Start Dating Soon After Husband’s Death

I have been confused by many things in my life. But I would say that, by far, the thing that has confused me the most is being comforted by a […]

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‘This Too Shall Pass’

Just like everyone else in the world, I have good weeks and I have bad ones. This one…not so great: Sick kid, two trips to the ER, fear of going […]

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Dealing With the Winter Blues

“I don’t feel good,” I said to my sister. “I don’t know what’s wrong with me or why…but I don’t.” The moment the words left my mouth, I had a […]

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He is Missed

I was at the mall alone, returning a few things from the holidays, looking at clothes that the “experts” say are in style (did anyone really perfect the poncho look?), […]

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