Before having children of my own, Mother’s Day was a bittersweet occasion. Even before the advent of social media, where every card and gift is documented, hearing friends and colleagues discuss brunch plans and floral deliveries for their “best...
I give single parents the ultimate respect. It is the hardest job I've ever had, and one that, unless you're in it, you can't fully understand. And if I'm totally honest here, even writing about it is still hard...
Across our country, dating violence is a concern and an issue we need to bring to the attention of not only our teens but parents and teachers as well. We owe it to our teens, to come together, to...
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Mom Friends

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Finding and keeping mom friends can be hard. There I said it. Many things can ruin or even prevent a friendship from happening once you are a mom. Instead of diving into those reasons, I want to say a few...
February is the month we talk about love and friendship. If there is one book that kind of "saved" my relationship with my husband before we were even married is Gary Chapman's famous book The 5 Love Languages. We...
Let’s face it, as moms, we are under a tremendous amount of pressure raising our little ones in the hopes they will be happy, healthy, and well adjusted. Some of us are stay-at-home moms (been there), while others are...
Looking back on 2020, it was clear the only way our family survived was by prioritizing the important and letting go of everything else. What wasn't clear at the time was that prioritizing my marriage had slowly slipped to...
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Marriage Traditions

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This November, my husband and I will celebrate 11 years of married life. We met when we were in our last year of college and married three and a half years later. Marriage around the world is seen and lived...
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Am I a Feminist? 

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A few weeks back, when our now Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris declared, "I'm Speaking," during the Vice-Presidential debate, her words were directed at one individual who was interrupting her. The littlest of sentences, but the most powerful of words.  Any...
I've told the story so many times that I've rehearsed the pauses. I know when to wait for my date to laugh and then cringe. "So, as I was breastfeeding our son, I opened my computer; there was a...

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