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Are you the kind of person who heeds advice or do you have to learn the lesson the hard way? If you are the latter, we are one in the same, sister. My beyond amazing husband, who is 21...
I have many memories of my mom performing traditional “women’s work.” I can close my eyes and picture her ironing my dad’s shirts as they watched the nightly news or watching crime shows while folding laundry on the weekend....
Nine weeks is a really long time! Being home with our family and balancing all the work/life demands during social distancing (while homeschooling) and trying to maintain some level of sanity has certainly had its challenges. Like many families,...
Like so many others these days, I’ve been cleaning out closets and doing my best to KonMari my life while we are still under quarantine. A few days ago, I found a box full of odds and ends from...
Whew! We survived 9 weeks of quarantine, and now they are letting us out (in limited numbers for the next 21 days...). It lasted longer than I originally thought it would, but the time passed relatively quickly. Now that...
When discussing Mother's Day recently, my friends and I talked about the pressure we sometimes feel surrounding holidays. One friend remarked that scrolling through social media and seeing the fun gifts and sweet gestures other women's husbands were making...
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...