Paris (75 of 78)

Backwards, forwards, upwards, and onwards. This has been the way I’ve been living my life for over a year now and I can’t turn back, nor do I want to. The last few weeks have been a daze of both international and domestic travel complete with trains, planes, and automobiles. As I sit and write […]

tanya essay four wiltshire tree

Imagine a dull buzzing sound in the background of your life on a constant loop. Sometimes the sound would get louder, other times it would be softer, but it doesn’t really go away; it’s just incessantly there. Pretty annoying, right? Well, imagine that dull buzzing sound in the form of judgment, rumors, and unsolicited advice […]

be brave

Going out together with a group of friends felt weird the first time I did it. Most of my friends, if not all, are married or in committed relationships. To those who were meeting me for the first time and had no idea of my past, I was, on the surface, simply just another single […]

tanya clearing fog 2

To clarify, I want to say one thing: although the situation I’m in has definitely changed my life in more ways than one, it is what it is.  My being a widow is a part of what I am, but it’s not who I am. I am a mother, a daughter, a sister. I am […]


This is the introductory piece to a new series from Tanya Fujiki-Hastings, a new contributor to Momfilter, who writes a blog called T Spoon of Sunshine.  I’m a mom.  I’m single.  And I’m a widow.  Hi, I’m Tanya.  Nice to meet you. The first death anniversary of my late husband Ryan is quickly approaching and […]


My friend and neighbor Tara Shafer recently launched Reconceiving Loss for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. The site provides suggestions for writing prompts crafted by novelist Edie Meidav that a user can keep private or share in any way she feels comfortable, yoga and mediation practices specific for this community, and information […]

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