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We all know date night is very important to keep the magic in a relationship going. It gives you a chance to laugh together, eat food without being interrupted 800 times (“Mommy, come wipe me!”) and discuss anything more...
Fighting with your partner is never fun. In fact, it can be downright painful if you tend to fight dirty. When it comes to disagreements large or small, having a productive argument requires healthy communication. Henry Benson, PhD, a licensed...
Growing up, my parents were constantly fighting and often miserable together, which inevitably lead to their divorce when I was in middle school. After being exposed to this constant fighting, I always told myself that I would never get...
It was Fourth of July week and we were enjoying a beach vacation when I noticed some bumps on my backside. It was uncomfortable when I wiped, but nothing unbearable. I spent some time with a hand mirror and...
“That’s weird…” It was a response I had gotten from a grown woman. It was a response my husband got from a grown man. The fact that me, my husband, our unborn daughter, my bonus son, his mom, her...
My husband and I spent our thirteenth wedding anniversary in separate beds in the same house. I look at this picture of us in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, right before our second anniversary. We look so young, so happy...
To clarify: This article isn’t about the disparate amount of responsibility that falls squarely onto a mother’s shoulders and why that’s not fair. (Though it generally does, and it’s really not.) This article is about me letting go of...
Pretty pictures. Travels. Road trips. New places. New faces. Different cities every week. If you've ever looked on a baseball wife's Instagram or Facebook page, these are just a few things you may see on their feed. Behind those idyllic...
As a 38-year-old mom of two toddlers, I’ve successfully walked through a number of life experiences — the ones that fine-tune every aspect of your being. I’ve encountered academic obstacles and career highs and lows. I’ve danced around disordered...
When my husband and I were engaged, I started doing what every excited, newly engaged twenty-something girl does: I started practicing signing my new name. Heather Lynch. Heather Lynch. Heather Lynch. I wrote it over and over and over....

Dear Spouse…

Dear Spouse, Why do you do that? Why do you turn it back on me all the time? Somehow, things are always my fault even when they aren’t. I came to you the other day, wanting to talk about why I...
“I don’t care who you choose to love, just make sure they are not a jerk.” This is something I have said to my kids for as long as they have walked this earth. They have also always heard me...

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