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We're Friends, Best Friends Remember being a little kid and seeing someone in a pink shirt, hey you like pink, I like pink, let's be best friends. Easy. As we get older things change, we tend to stick close to...
Making Career Decisions Around Life Seasons :: How to Reenter the Workforce I am 39 years old and several years "behind" in my career. I say this because had I worked straight through, in the trajectory I was on, I...
These last 7 weeks have forced so many changes upon us. But, with the cities basically shut down, events cancelled indefinitely, and families forced to stay home, we are busier than ever, ironically. My husband and I have jobs,...
What age is a good age for your children to stay home by themselves? It is a great way to teach them independence and to be responsible. While most states do not have laws with an exact age, this...
It’s no secret that once kids enter into the picture, date nights are few and far between. My husband and I definitely saw a decline in our social calendar when babies 2, 3, and 4 came along. Asking someone...
Friends. How many of us have them? Friends. The ones we can depend on. Whether we are fans of the television sitcom series Friends or Girlfriends, we are all familiar with the cliche dynamics of a group of friends....
5 Games We All Play in Marriage I have always heard people say that dating is not fun because it's all about playing games: “is he going to call?”, “is he purposely not responding to my text message?”, “I see...
"I Feel Like I'm Going To War" My husband, on occasion, will put a tube down a patient’s throat and attach it to a ventilator when they aren’t able to breathe. It’s a life-saving procedure. You see, he is a...
Note: This post is a brief description of my personal, medical journey. Please speak to your doctor before starting or discontinuing any medications. Unmedicated :: Seeing Myself Through New Eyes I've been on various medications for years, almost as long as...
If you don't make out on the regular, it's time for a change. That's right, I said to make out. Do it. Do it often. It is the most underrated act of affection, and I'm on a mission to...
Good mourning Vanessa, I know you didn't sleep well last night, and yet you still feel like this is all a bad dream. Let me tell you, I hate Monday mornings. This is not the conversation that I wanted...
I recently said goodbye to my mom BFF with many a bittersweet farewell as she and her family embarked on a new adventure in Arizona. I’ve had many good friends in my life, and I cherish them all. The high school...
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...