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Learning To Live Alone After Divorce

A false alarm reminded me that this was just one of the uncharted and scary territories I was entering now that I was alone in the house without a partner.

The Real Reason We Want All Our Friends to Have Kids

I wanted Keri to have kids. Now. This very second. And for her kids to have the exact same napping schedule as mine.

Navigating The Summer Before College

If your daughter is heading to college next fall, you're probably in the same place I was last year. It was my daughter's last summer before college.

Life Lessons from a Stinky Mutt

Never in a million years did I think that I would feel this way after the loss of my beloved beagle-shar pei.

5 Steps to Balance Mental Load

When I faced going back to work after my maternity leave, my husband and I faced a very real and common challenge–how to balance household management and the mental load between the two of us.

Why Do Parents Call their Children by the Wrong Name?

Researchers asked 1,700 people if they ever called someone by the wrong name. Have you ever done it?

Grandma, You Are Everything: Thank You

Grandma, you are one of the smartest people I’ve ever known, putting you in the company of Oxford laureates. You were and are beautiful and brilliant.

What Veterans Day Means to A Vet’s Daughter

My dad served his country, ready to defend it with his life for over two decades. I feel a fierce pride and Veterans Day reminds me of that pride.

Hungry for More Than This Adventureless Marriage

After a decade of marriage, birthing four mini-me’s, and turning into a SAHM, I am beyond hungry. Starving, actually. My appetite has become insatiable and my cravings unsurmountable. Yet, it isn’t food that I am in need of to satisfy these hunger pangs. Not in the least. I am hungry...

In Offense of the Word “Tard”

If it’s not retarded, it might be "short bus" or even a word so seemingly benign as “special”. But make no mistake—there’s no love behind these words.