Becoming a step-parent actually doesn't happen in 1 day or the day you say "I do". It takes time. Step-parenting can be a very challenging thing to navigate. It teaches us new boundaries, to see things from another perspective and...
With Valentine's Day approaching, our hearts and energies are turned toward those we love.  If you haven't already found that perfect gift or event to celebrate your love, you are likely in the throes of searching. But, when the...
Becoming a mother was such an adventure for me. I never envisioned myself being a single parent at the age of twenty one, I also never knew the amount of insecurity and misguided trust issues a young girl can...
  Being a single mom is like flying in the trapeze without the security of a safety net. You can’t fall. But if you do, you just get up and make dinner. Case in point: A few years ago, I fell at a...
Maybe you’re one of those blessed women who was born into “best-friendship” when your mama and her (somehow also lifelong) bestie got pregnant at the same time and raised you alongside each other. Perhaps you serendipitously stumbled upon your best...
My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we go to bed together, at the same time, every single night. I can count on one hand the number of times in our marriage that we have...
My heart sinks every time someone tells me stories of how wonderful their relationship with their mother is. I would give anything to be able to say the same. I don’t have memories of closeness with my mother. I...
*sets down “Not Today Satan” mug Oh hello, I didn’t see you there. Get out your marshmallows and cocoa because I’m about to serve up a dish of Gratitude, and I have a feeling you’re gonna want seconds. This list will warm...
I was never great at making friends. I always needed a lot of time to recharge - and don't even get started on my social anxiety when it came to a group of women. But then I saw those...
This summer my husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage! You might be asking yourself, "How? She's so young!" I know, I know, I take really good care of my skin and I have good genes! When we got...
One of the most beautiful things about being human is that we are all different.  We come in different shapes and sizes, colors and textures, we speak different languages and eat different foods, have different beliefs and abilities, love differently...
I know some things just need to be let go of.   Things that seemed like a good idea at the time but were really just dumb.   Letting children lay in the back window of the car while cruising down the highway...

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