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My Husband Left for a Week and Here’s What Happened

Until now, I thought that I was the reason that things went well when I left my husband with the kids. But now, I've realized that it takes teamwork to make it work.

Yard Sale Survival 101: I Did It and You Can Too!

Having a yard sale? The first step is to gather all your loot. But once you've got everything ready, I've got 10 things to consider for yard sale day.

Sandy Hook Promise’s Riveting Back-to-School PSA

It’s not how I envisioned school for my children. Or any child. But this is reality. And Sandy Hook Promise’s PSA drives that point home.

Kid-Friendly Things to Do in New Jersey

New Jersey is one of my favorite places not just to hit the sand and sea, but to take my kids. The entire state has fabulous attractions and events all year-round.

5 Things I Learned Supporting My Best Friend Through Divorce

My best friend of a decade is going through a divorce. She has three young children and ending the marriage was not her choice.

I Thought I Wasn’t Like the Rest…

I wasn’t the things the world rolls its eyes about women. I wasn’t a pumpkin-spiced, infinity scarfed hot mess who dotted her i’s with hearts with a pretty pink pen on scented paper. That wasn’t me, y’all.

I Like My Mom Better When She’s Stoned

My mom has decided now that she’s 71, it’s time to say f-you to what people think and embrace the freedom that comes with being 71 and not caring. This recently included a trip to the local pot shop down the street (we’re in a state where it’s legal folks),...

In Sickness and in Health

When we declared, "in sickness and in health, until death do us part” neither of us had any idea how meaningful those words would become.

How to Take Your Kids Camping without Losing Your Mind

Camping is easy enough as an adult...until you have kids. When you take your kids camping, there's so much more that you have to consider.

Committing to Myself: I’m Going To Lose Weight

I’m fat. I hate it and sometimes I hate my body. But I’m done feeling this way. I'm committing to myself. I'm going to lose weight.