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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.

Sometimes it’s Just Easier to Do It Myself

My husband is a perfectly capable human being. Completely. Given a to-do list, he will do anything I ask him to. But sometimes, it’s easier to do it myself.

I Can’t Wait to Be Friends with My Kids

A recent conversation with my daughter reminded me what amazing adults my kids are growing into. I can't wait to be friends with my kids.