Is a Marriage Without Chemistry Worth It?

My husband and I are celebrating our fourteenth wedding anniversary. And by “celebrating” I mean he’s in bed with the man-flu, and I ate Chinese food with the kids. It’s a good metaphor for this last year of our marriage. We haven’t been on the same page for a while, and it’s starting to take its toll. Marriage is not easy for me. I’m an independent woman who also needs to be needed and appreciated. (I’m complex like that.) I thrive on social interactions. I enjoy talking about nothing and…

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Let Them Grow: What It Really Feels Like To Miss Your Child’s Firsts

There are so many firsts in life: the first taste, first step, first grade, and the list goes on until it exhales from memory altogether. We experience life at our own pace, but everything changes when you have kids. You start doing things according to their schedule, not yours. You feed them when they want to be fed, not when it is supper time. You lay them down after they fall asleep, not always before. And when they want to become more independent, you step back and give them the…

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Memorial Day is NOT National Barbecue Day

Hot dogs and burgers on the grill, potato salad, and baked beans, cold drinks chilling in the cooler: just a few signs of a family barbecue in the works. Memorial Day is celebrated by many across America, with our family and friends getting together, eating our favorite picnic foods, throwing back a cold one and listening to some tunes and having a good ‘ol time. Without fail across social media, you’ll see images, like this one below, reminding us that Memorial Day is NOT National Barbecue Day. Well, I agree…

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Why Mother’s Day Stinks

I just don’t even know why I try anymore. All I hope for is a day that I’m the important one.  A day that my children want to actually BE with me.  A day where they get along—and so do my husband and I.  A day that makes my heart beat and my butterflies flutter.  Just one day out of an entire year to feel like I’m the most important person in the world. Some moms prefer to have the day alone.  Other moms prefer to go to the bathroom…

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Keeping Your Eye on the Ball Post-Divorce

When I saw the story that went viral over the parents and step-parents in jerseys supporting their kid it actually made a lot of sense to me. After all, positive co-parenting after separation is all about keeping your eye on the ball—the ball being your kid. Because of us, I will never believe co-parenting can’t work! I KNOW through experience it CAN WORK! Choose to do what’s best for your child and everything will just fall into place ❤ Posted by Emilee Plaayer on Saturday, 15 April 2017 My ex and…

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