I question if I am making the right decision for my children to live in a house that is occasionally ripe with tension, knowing they pick up on my unease and feelings of uncertainty. I worry about the day when things fall apart and they are old enough to really understand. I ask myself if […]
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For a while, I felt as though I wasn’t “allowed” to feel happy or excited about my completely accidental, contentiously conceived pregnancy. I felt as though I shouldn’t talk about it, shouldn’t acknowledge the horrible symptoms that come along with the first trimester, should try to pretend it wasn’t happening.
It all started with a simple poll of my friends via social media. I was genuinely curious. Most of my friends are moms, and I knew they would have good ideas. So I asked my question: What do you really want for Valentine’s Day? The responses I got were so unexpected, I expanded my poll […]
I’ve been married for a little more than 10 years. My husband and I both have full-time jobs, part-time side gigs, church and family responsibilities, and our two kids. If you would’ve asked me a few weeks ago how we’re doing, I would’ve said “We’ve got this parenthood thing down!” That is, until my husband and I […]
Everywhere you look online, you can find articles about the various ways having kids may strain your marriage: less sleep, more expenses, more people to wrangle, less time for each other, etc. For better or worse, kids will definitely alter your marriage. They may also change the way you see your husband. Qualities that may […]
Dear Son, You are one of the friendliest kids I know. When we are in public, you smile and announce, “Hello!” to strangers. Every child you meet is a new friend. Sometimes, you even yell, “Bye, friends!” when we leave kids behind on one grocery aisle to head to the next one. You like people. […]
Hi, kids. Walk back in time with me a little to the year 2001. Social media wasn’t a thing. Video on demand wasn’t a thing. My cell phone was only to be used in case of emergency. But I was working for an innovative new website called Dateline Alabama. It was created by one of […]