This is this fifth and final post in a series by an author who has chosen to remain anonymous during her two-year fertility journey — until now. Click to read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Infertility affects as many as...
With about a month to go in my pregnancy, my husband and I still can’t agree on a name for the baby. We must text each other several times a day with names we’ve come across or one someone...
To have and to hold, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health...through the sleepless nights of crying babies, the "dates" at home when we are unable to find a babysitter, the knocks on the door every time...
I am always up for a moms' night out. A few hours of adult conversation, mommy camaraderie and an uninterrupted meal have been a lifeline to my sanity the last nine years. When we all had just had babies,...
Kids pick up absolutely everything around them, both good and bad. While my wife and I try and limit our kids’ exposure to entertainment that might be negative (no more SVU marathon weekends!), we also go out of our...
My husband struggles with depression, which means that our entire family does, too. Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to have basically no experience with mental illness, so the learning curve these past few years has been difficult....
“I’m going to exercise more this year.” “I’m going to save more money.” “I’m going to spend more time with family and friends.” “I will get organized.” “I will learn something new this year.” “I will quit .” “I...
My husband and I met when we were just kids, but we didn't get married until over a decade later — when he was serving his country as a United States Marine. For the first few years of our...
Ask any woman which color ribbon represents breast cancer awareness, and she will be able to tell you: Pink! And most women know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today’s savvy mom probably has a laminated sheet with a...
My husband travels almost every week for work. Sometimes he works in his home office one day a week, two if I’m lucky. We spend weekends together as a family, and then he is “leaving on a jet plane”...
Psst... hey, Mama… yeah, you with the tired eyes and the coffee stain on your shirt. See, I’m a single mom — still proudly sporting a toddler on my hip and bed head at school drop off — and...
It's true what they say about the 7-year itch. But what about the 8th, 9th, and 10th years? Sometimes, my marriage still itches. Ten years is a long time to do anything over and over again. Most people don't stay in...

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