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Making Ends Meet

  • I Was Ghosted by My Best Mom Friend

    We didn’t have a fight. Not even a heated argument. I wondered what I did to hurt her, but I was at a total loss as to what it was.

  • I’ll Keep Watching

    My mom was the type of woman who exuded class. She got up every morning and went through the ritual of “getting ready” even when we had no plans to leave the house.

  • He Took My Breath Away

    Whether they are little or big, they take our breath away. When they stumble. When they soar. It never really changes. It never gets easier.

  • 10 Tips to Find the Perfect New Home for Your Family

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but it’s also one that requires a great amount of analysis and practicality. Even if you’ve made big purchases in the past, purchasing a home is an entirely different level.

  • Today…I Showered

    Today I showered. That was it. That’s all I accomplished for the entire day.

  • Essential Tips for College Freshman

    Success in college isn’t some grand event that happens overnight. It’s developed every day, little by little. It’s more an evolution than revolution.

  • A Chance to Escape: I Lock the Door

    My moment, a chance to escape. I lock the door. My reprieve from the chaos.

  • To The Mom Struggling To Hold Her Sh*t Together

    I know that you try your best to be a good mother, partner, daughter, and friend, but all too often feel like you are failing at all of them.

  • What You Need to Know About Lactation Donation

    Somewhere, at some point, a woman sat connected to a pump and had gotten more than her baby could eat. Her lactation donation helped my preemie.

  • He’s Growing Up In College…Without Me

    He was already in his sophomore year, the tears surprised me. He’s been busy growing up at college. Without me. And he’s doing a damn good job of it.

Empty Nest

  • Money Management 101 for College Kids

    I graduated high school with a ton of bad advice on establishing a credit rating and almost no concept of financial planning beyond “How to Operate a Savings Account.” I don’t want my kids to do that.

  • Only Eighteen Christmases

    Eighteen gets to be a gut-wrenchingly small number when you realize that’s the number of times you have to make significant memories with your kids.

  • 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.

  • 9 Reasons I Love Having Adult Children

    rather than dwell on the growing pains of change in our relationship, I prefer to celebrate the positive side of being a parent to my adult kids. And there are so many reasons why…

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    7 Ways I’m Preparing for an Empty Nest

    Before the kids have moved out completely, I’ve decided to try to start preparing for an empty nest – when it’s just my husband and me at home.

  • I’m Not Ready for an Empty Nest

    The great big book of parenting (which none of us actually receives) never warned me of the absolute fear I would have of an empty nest.

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    How I Failed to Ruin my Son

    Jonathan, my middle child, graduated from high school this month. Like millions of moms this graduation season, I wiped the

Relationships

29 Things My Mother Taught Me Before Her Death

Since my mother’s death, I’ve been filled with grief. Remembering things my mother taught me has helped me heal.

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