When I first started dating my husband, just hearing his voice on the phone got me hot and bothered. It was before texting — GASP! — so there weren’t witty text exchanges riling me up to see him at...
When a divorce happens, it can feel like you’ve hit your rock bottom — as if you are this lost soul just roaming about, getting the bare minimum in life done each day. You are in survival mode for...
When I first got married in my twenties, I knew exactly how I would handle infidelity if it ever occurred. I would certainly, most definitely, unquestionably leave immediately.  Nearly a decade later, the unthinkable happened. I found some emails I...
I was approaching my 15th wedding anniversary and 40th birthday, which could only mean one thing — a wedding ring upgrade. (Don’t bother looking that up; I invented that as the 15th anniversary/40th birthday gift. You’re welcome.) Don’t get...
Within a few weeks of summer break, I had already witnessed other moms lamenting facetiously about the summer kid chaos, including bickering among siblings and complaints of boredom. It’s been enough to make some ask, “How many more days...
I am a single mom EVERYDAY. During my recent scroll through social media, as one does when she is wasting time, I heard a mom blogger (with a large following) say, "I’ve been a single mom today." When in fact,...
"Coming Out" is a term most people who have a friend or family member who is gay associate with the beginning of someone’s story. The time they stepped forward and began living their lives openly and authentically. Every gay...
Dear Husbands, It's not much of a surprise that relationships between married women and their mothers-in-law can be... well, complicated. And perhaps the holiday that encompasses that the most is Mother's Day. And guys, we know: You're really, really caught...
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,...

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