Browsing Category

relationships

Single Parenthood: It’s Not A Competition

Yes, some parents are the sole parent 100% of the time. But I would argue that single parenthood includes a wider cross-section of parents.

When Parenting Took Over my Marriage

Every new parent goes through that phase when marriage inadvertently crawls to sulk in a dark corner of the basement, hidden by cobwebs, grieving alone.

What It Really Means to Love “Like a Mother”

Loving like a mother is simply defined by the object of that love. When you love someone unconditionally, you love like a mother.

Welcome to Motherhood, Where Friendships Go to Die

Motherhood isn’t like the movies. As it turns out most of your friends will forget about you.

What to Do When You Catch Your Child in a Lie

I waited. I didn’t call her out on her lie. I just cocked my head a little, looked her back straight in the eye and waited for her to blink.

It’s Okay to Not Love Every Moment, But You’ll Miss It

Mothering is difficult. And it really is okay to not love every moment of it. But when you're at the other end of the field, you'll miss it.

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.