There are many ways to be a good friend and just as many ways to be a bad friend. When a friend’s marriage is in turmoil it may be your instinct to stand back. After all, bad marriages are like...
When I first met Kevin, he told me that he didn’t believe in Valentine’s Day. I thought to myself, it’s not Santa Claus, you don’t have to believe in it to get me the mandatory bouquet of roses and...
We reversed roles, temporarily. It changed my perspective and quite possibly saved my marriage. This is one mom’s story of understanding stay-at-home parent life.  Let me start by saying I give stay at home parents mad props. Like seriously. Handling...
What is normally a happy, satisfying, sentimental time of year can feel drastically different the year following a divorce or separation. Many people are anxious or sad when thinking of what "new" holidays will feel like. Whether the separation...
Falling in love with my husband was the easiest thing that I've ever done. He was handsome, kind, and apparently following some sort of manual on winning my heart. For one of our first dates, he showed up on...
In the spirit of Halloween, I want to write about a spooky and downright terrifying subject. The word mother-in-law. A word associated for centuries with ancient creatures of darkness. I believe that there is nothing scary about the word,...
I was aimlessly scrolling through Facebook one day and saw a friend post about The Five Love Languages. She and her fiance took a test online to determine how they each preferred to express and receive love. I thought...
We all know the story about the wicked stepmother enslaving Cinderella. The evil woman didn’t want to let her go the ball. It took a fairy godmother and some mice to transform Cinderella and help her escape the wrath...
When my kids were babies, Date Night seemed easier, than it does now. Ironically, Date Night may be even more necessary than it was then. Why? Well, things are busier. Both kids have activities after school and we run...
The once traditional roles of dad goes off to work and mom stays home isn’t the case in our house. Roles are reversed, we have a stay at home dad. We didn't plan it that way. It just ended...

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