Dear Child-Free Friends, I’m writing to let you know that motherhood can be pretty lonely, especially when your closest friends aren’t in the same boat as you. Just because I had a baby doesn’t mean the woman I was before...

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Time changes many things.  Over time, we move, we get new jobs, we get married, we have babies, we explore new ideas, new hobbies, we make new friends, we lose old ones, we learn, we grow, and we constantly...
When you’re struggling to get pregnant, it can be isolating, emotional, shameful, and just really hard.  It’s almost impossible to prevent it from impacting every area of your life, especially work. In addition to the emotional toll that TTC...
My 5-year-old son talks a lot. A. Lot. My 2-year-old daughter seems to be following in his footsteps and is growing more and more talkative by the day (especially when she is supposed to be napping). I pretty much...
    Dear Husband, I love you, more than I can ever say.  Twenty-one plus years into our relationship, and 13+ years into our marriage I can safely say that there is no one who knows me as well as you. ...
Hey There, Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Papa, Meme, Pepe - we see you.   We know this was not your plan. Never did you dream you would be raising your grandchildren, but here you are. You have traded spoiling and adventures with...
In the last few years, I have managed to survive cancer, the deaths of three close family members, and the end of my marriage. Yet now, I am firmly convinced that online dating is what will ultimately kill me....
So often, when we meet someone new, we ask, “What do you do for a living?” or “Do you have kids?” But so rarely we say, “Tell me something interesting about yourself,” or “What’s your favorite childhood memory?” Whatever happened...
Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes are just ordinary dudes who start falling for a girl who has a kid and decides that it isn’t a deal-breaker. Some are just guys who respect boundaries, who accept automatically being...
When my husband and I were first dating, one of our favorite things to do was sit in his living room and talk music, play some of our favorite songs and introduce each other to new artists.  I remember sitting...

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Non-Toy Gifts for Kids

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As a mom of two toddlers, it goes without saying that our house is filled to the brim with toys. So when my youngest...