Bless this: Family

In July 2010 I was 6 months pregnant and a widow at 35. A year and a half later, loving every minute with my daughter Olivia. Here are the stories and every day real life struggles of a Widow/Single Mom/Only Parent raising her 15 month old...

Christy is a winner of Top 25 Moms with Inspiring Families - 2012

How does blogging help you deal with challenges?

Blogging helps me speak my mind. I don't always talk to others about my feelings. My blog is my therapist. It's an outlet for me and helps me get past rough times in my life.

What's a book or song that has inspired you?

Pearl Jam's "Just Breathe". It's a saying that I've stuck to since my husband died. It reminds you to just breathe when things get tough. I also have it as a tattoo on my wrist. Always reminding me to take a step back and don't stress.

After a particularly rough day, how do you raise your spirits?

All I need to see is my daughter's smile. Any bad day that I have is not a bad day when I see her. That's all I need.