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...
For as long as I can remember, intercourse has been painful. I barely recall it being enjoyable in my 20s, but for the most part, it has hurt me more than it has pleasured me. Let me explain. I have...
I haven’t spoken to my husband in four years. No, we aren’t separated and he hasn’t gone missing.  It’s just that we have toddlers, two of them. Yes, I’m being rather facetious, but I know I am not the only...
One of our favorite hobbies as a couple is whipping up some tasty recipes. Anyone who has been in the kitchen knows that some recipes are harder to execute than others, but with trial and error, patience, and practice,...
With a new administration in office, some people are likely hopeful about what the future might bring, while others are overwhelmed with feelings ranging from regret to anxiety to fear.  I've learned that the lifelong commitment of marriage and...

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