relationships

every family needs a dog

Every Family Needs a Dog

I didn’t realize until we finally adopted one of our own why every family needs a dog. They’re the ultimate pet for fun, protection and love.

Making Room for Someone Else’s Babies

The excitement is palpable. I am preparing for the arrival of someone else’s “babies”. In blending our families, the bulge is in my heart, not my belly.

How I Explained Addiction to My Kids

There were some things in I wasn’t prepared to parent through. Having to explain their father’s struggles with addiction to my kids was one of those things.

Fifteen Years Married

We made it: we survived. Fifteen years married. Three kids, countless diapers, everything couples do to build a life. And we made it.

Dear Daughter: You Are Strong

It’s been very obvious since the day you were born that you would continue this family trend of strength, and while it makes me proud it also makes me nervous.

I’m Raising my Daughter to be Fierce

Being fierce is a topic that calls for self-reflection. I want my daughter to be fierce, but in a way that speaks to her personality and sense of self.

every family needs a dog

Every Family Needs a Dog

I didn’t realize until we finally adopted one of our own why every family needs a dog. They’re the ultimate pet for fun, protection and love.

Making Room for Someone Else’s Babies

The excitement is palpable. I am preparing for the arrival of someone else’s “babies”. In blending our families, the bulge is in my heart, not my belly.

How I Explained Addiction to My Kids

There were some things in I wasn’t prepared to parent through. Having to explain their father’s struggles with addiction to my kids was one of those things.

Fifteen Years Married

We made it: we survived. Fifteen years married. Three kids, countless diapers, everything couples do to build a life. And we made it.

Dear Daughter: You Are Strong

It’s been very obvious since the day you were born that you would continue this family trend of strength, and while it makes me proud it also makes me nervous.

I’m Raising my Daughter to be Fierce

Being fierce is a topic that calls for self-reflection. I want my daughter to be fierce, but in a way that speaks to her personality and sense of self.