The bereaved is consoled to think that one day she may glance over at her daughters to find her sacrifice — of time, energy, and mental and physical self — has paid out in the blossoming of strong, driven young women. Until that day, the loss feels as endless as the diaper changes.
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It took me a long time to use the word abuse. It felt like such a severe word for an occasional behavior. Even once I started to name the behavior, it still felt strong on my tongue, like maybe I was making it up or exaggerating things in my mind.
I’ve found the key to saving your sanity and your marriage during this process is to talk about it regularly at a previously agreed upon time. Yes, I’m talking about a meeting. I know it sounds painful, but I promise it’s not that bad. If you do the budgeting process as a team, you will be […]
What I am trying to say here is . . . you’re getting an eviction notice. It’s not that we don’t adore you. We do, but this just isn’t working out.
I’m a believer that moms and dads are divinely different. Every time I see my husband interact with my kids, I’m reminded of the unique things my husband brings to the lives of our kiddos. Some things just come more naturally to him than it does for me.
I scoffed. I laughed. I snorted out my precious coffee. How could he be tired? He isn’t the new mom! He isn’t recovering from delivery! Doesn’t he get how tired I am? How could he be so foolish as to tell ME that he is tired?! DO THESE BAGS UNDER MY EYES MEAN NOTHING TO […]
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 […]