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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...
Guilt is a useless punishing emotion. It lurks deep in your heart or sometimes relentlessly in the front of your mind. You may cry, get angry, grind your teeth, or toss and turn at night. Parents who lament over...
This season of life is hard. Between work, the kids, family obligations, and trying to keep up with friendships, we are spread very thin. So are our spouses. There is not a lot of energy to go around. We...
Since my daughter was born, every age has been “my favorite age.” However, I will admit that since she was born, I dreaded her turning 8. I figured at that point she would no longer be considered a baby,...
Happy Ex-Wife, Happy Ex-Life I was with my ex-husband for nine years. In that time, we built a TON of memories together. We had a Star Wars themed wedding. We had two boys. We went to Disney World and Dragon's...
My husband and I have a five day trip planned for next month, sans toddler, and I have literally been counting down for at least three months. I love my baby, but let’s be honest, and any parent knows...
I don’t want to give anybody the impression that we have a perfect marriage free of any confrontation. Because that simply is not true. Also, we don’t not fight about money because we have plenty of it. That is...
Six large plastic tubs full of children’s clothes that no longer fit sit in my dining room. My plan is to sort through for what to keep for memories and what to give / donate / sell. I’ve gotten...
Celebrate Spring the Grown-Up Way with New Orleans City Park Bunny Hops! Disclosure: This post was sponsored by New Orleans City Park. Bunny Hops Celebrate at the newest City Park event for adults: Bunny Hops! The evening’s fun includes an adult egg...
It's NOT About the Creepy Girl :: Lessons From the Momo Hysteria By now, we've all seen the creepy, bug-eyed girl with the long black hair jumping through our screens. These posts are shared by well-intentioned parents, caregivers, grandmas and...

 

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