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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...
In our household, my husband does all of the heavy cooking. He is responsible for meal planning, buying the meat, and executing dinner. While we both grew up in traditional households where the husband mowed the yard and fixed...
Message from the author: please read to the end. When You Don’t Like Your Spouse Some days I don’t like my husband. There are times when he frustrates me to no end. There are moments where I find fault in every action,...
Expectations of dads have shifted significantly over the past 20-30 years. Remember when Mom was tasked with doing everything while dad came home after work and retreated into the den to catch the game? In the 1980s and 1990s,...
I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a father a lot lately. Of course, this is not the first time I thought about it as these thoughts have been on my mind most of my life, as...
When we first got married, my husband Ryan worked a typical job, 8am to 5pm or whenever he was finished. Through the years, he worked with different companies so sometimes that differed a little. Whether he worked more sporadic...
As the parents of two small kids, my husband and I are always on the go. Between school events, sports, and birthday parties, weeknights and weekends fill up quickly. Often we fill the free time in our schedule entertaining...
I know, I know. You're tired, exhausted even. You and your significant other haven't been on a date in weeks, maybe even months. You could try and find a babysitter, but you just don't have the time for you...

 

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