“You talk to her more than I talk to anyone…ever,” my husband exclaims as he hears another message pop up on my phone. He’s not exactly wrong. We chat throughout the day and into the night. Funny tidbits, venting about...
Last year around this time I planned to write an anonymous post about how to handle difficult relatives. In particular, I was thinking of a in-law--let’s call him Brad--who is a mostly functional alcoholic with an anger problem. I...
Where does one begin when it comes to telling their story? As I sit here and reminisce on the years of mental and physical abuse I endured, I still wonder how I ever made it into that situation. See...
What? A national holiday to celebrate a grandparent? Is this another commercialized marketing scheme? I sure was skeptical at first until I dug deeper. Then I realized: this is truly an important day and a nationalized holiday. Digging Into History A...
Dad, there's a countless list of things you taught me, and continue to teach me.  From showing me how to color inside the lines, how to use a power drill, how to ride a bike and how to...
I hated Valentine's Day for a long time.  As a jaded teenager, I dreaded the day that reminded me I had no admirers. My school did a fund-raiser every year where for $1 you could send a carnation to anyone...
              When I began researching and looking at colleges I wanted so badly to go far away from home. I was tired of the area I grew up in and wanted to "spread my wings." I decided on a school...
My 8 year old daughter has a wonderful best friend. She’s loving, thoughtful, caring, sweet, and kind. I have no problem letting my daughter spend weekends or afternoons after school at her house. She comes to every sports game...

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