Over ten years ago, when my best friend had her beautiful twin baby girls, I had NO idea how to be a good mom friend to her, especially since I wasn’t a mom (yet). I was at the hospital for the birth of her babies and visited at said hospital during their NICU stay. Of […]
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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 […]
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, […]
Loneliness is a road we all travel down one time or another. For single and divorced moms, loneliness during the holidays can feel excruciating. My loneliness is palpable on the holidays my children spend with their dad, even though I have extended family nearby. No one told me loneliness comes in waves. One day you […]