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Our Marriage is Killing Our Sex Life

I have been in a relationship with my husband for 16 years, and we’ve never had a lot of sex. When we met, I was really into him, but I was inexperienced and insecure. We...

Can I put up the Christmas tree yet?

It's November 1st, the morning after another chaotic but fun filled Halloween. It's cooler this morning, and the sky looks grayer. Winter is on the horizon. I put my old maternity sweater around my...

Sex After Kids

When my husband and I  first started dating we were having sex all the time. But maybe everyone is when they are first dating; that’s why they call it the honeymoon stage, right? My girlfriends and...

The Neighbor Kid Won’t Go Home

  Summer is here. School is out. My kitchen floor is covered in dirty footprints, sand covers the floor of our minivan, and my shower curtain rod is the placeholder of many bathing suits waiting...
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IUI – my Journey to Motherhood

I’d been married for three years and answered the “when are you going to have a baby?” question more than I’d like to recount. My OBGYN recommended going to an infertility specialist for testing....
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That Time My IUD Fell Out

"Is that what I think it is?" Clear as day.  There it was. My IUD, on a piece of toilet paper. I sat there in the bathroom (at work of all places) staring at it. Panic...
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My Truth About Postpartum Sex

After the birth of my first child, I was inundated with articles about postpartum sex. Article after article discussing how women could not wait to be intimate with their partner again. Claims of how...
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My First Love Confession, 20 Years Later

When I was 16, I met a guy. A boy. He wasn't a football player, he wasn't popular, and he didn't come from much. But all that he wasn't somehow made him so much...