It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I am a total daddy’s girl. I always have been. I am lucky to have a dad that has always played a huge part in my life. Growing up, my dad taught me a lot of important things like how important it is to stick to your […]
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The secret to a long life—laughing. The secret to a long marriage—laughing together. Humor in a marriage is very important. I think finding the funny side to things can help. My husband and I laugh a lot, even when we want to cry. Sometimes laughter is the cure. Finding out I was pregnant at age 37 was […]
Dear Aidan & Neely, It’s National Siblings Day today, and my wish for you both is that you can push pause on the constant acrimony for a moment and appreciate one another. I know, in your current stage of life, this probably seems impossible. You’re 13 and 10, and I’m fairly certain both of you […]
I am in love with love. As much as I love cerebral indie movies, my favorite ones will always be the ones where girl-next-door gets guy, girl has falling out, but then girl gets guy and they live happily ever after! You know, à la Hallmark romance right? Marriage doesn’t quite look like that though…I think you’ll […]
My grandma was a hoarder of the best kind. She printed and saved every photograph she ever took, her dressers were covered with seashells she gathered, and she had a hallway closet dedicated to pasta she bought at the dollar store.
If you’re feeling sad that the holidays are now over, don’t fear! You can now add Spouse’s Day to your winter holiday celebrations. Spouse’s Day, observed on January 26th, is a non-gift giving holiday. It is a day to celebrate and remember all of the things that your spouse does. Showing your spouse gratitude can […]
It was the first snowfall. Fat, wet flakes pouring from the sky and accumulating quickly. The kind that after three inches can be rolled up like carpet and stacked high for forts and snowmen. The perfect kind for a snowball fight. Neighbor kids gathered, all ages and sizes, willing participants and not. It never fails, […]