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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.

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.

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.

Are Childless Aunties Getting a Bad Rap?

Aunts are the first ones moms blame for buying noisy gifts and filling the kids with sugar before swanning off to their child-free life and leaving mom to deal with the consequences. But are they really that bad?

How to Parent When You Have Hearing Loss

I sound like a broken record, even to myself. But I have no alternative. I have hearing loss. I need to teach my children how to speak so I can hear them.