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I am definitely NOT the financially-inclined partner in my marriage. I am not the bread-winner; I’m not the budgeter; and I’m certainly not the saver. I am a GREAT spender. My husband calls me a “marketer’s dream.” So, when...
My husband and I probably don't get enough date nights. Who does? We try, and sometimes we hit a hot streak. We are lucky enough to have grandparents in the picture that will happily take the kids for us...
“I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with you…and then I realized you spent the rest of your life with me.” When you get married and you repeat the last part of your vows, “til death do...
"Baby Daddy" We hear this often, but what exactly does it mean? According to Merriam-Webster, the phrase "baby daddy" means:: "one who is not married to or in a long-term intimate relationship with the child’s mother” According to the Urban Dictionary, the phrase...
It’s proposal season, and I totally get it. Emotions are high. It’s all love, magic, and Hallmark movies. And what’s a better “Just Engaged” selfie opportunity to blast across social media? Before you get down on that knee, or say...
My husband and I have no living parents. It is hard as a child to not have our parents to turn to or to just show them how well we are doing regardless of all the headaches we gave...
Choosing to work with your spouse is a big decision, I mean, obviously. My husband John and I have been working together for the past five years. I often get the question (like really frequently to be honest)… “What’s...

I Am Not a Single Mom

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For six months of every year, I am on my own with my son. But I am not a single mom. I handle holidays, school breaks, and sick days on my own. But I am not a single mom. I keep track of...

My Husband Lost His Job

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New City, New Job When we moved to Louisiana, the national drugstore that my husband worked for was very honest and told him that they wouldn't be able to place him in Louisiana. And if they could, they would not...

Straight Up Now Tell Me

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Sugarcoating was never my strong suit. Even as a child, I can remember my mother’s surprise and slight embarrassment to my shockingly honest responses to her colleague’s benign inquiry, “And how are you doing today?” As an Executive Coach,...
Mima, Pere, and Nana are the names of my children’s living grandparents. When I first had children, I wanted to nurture a close relationship with their grandparents. I grew up especially close to my maternal grandparents and wanted the...
Note :: This article is highly sensitive and personal in nature. The opinions and beliefs here are based on the author's life journey. We'd love to hear from you if you can respectfully disagree OR can relate to her...
My husband and I haven't slept in our bed together in almost a year. I didn't tell anybody until about 3 or 4 months ago because I was ashamed. In my mind I thought that sleeping apart might make...
The News Finding out that you're expecting can bring out a lot of emotions. The day I found out that I was pregnant, I curled up on the sofa and cried, my head was spinning with questions. As I was...

 

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