Pretty much everything comes as an instant product these days. Instant jell-o, instant coffee, instant noodles, instant pain relief, instant messaging, instant video streaming, and instant pot...just to name a few. Let's not forget those "just add water" instant grow toys. You know the...
As a lawyer, I often encounter people in the worst moments of their lives. Many times in a consultation, people pour out their pain, their struggles with issues of domestic violence and/or abuse at home or with a significant...
*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 think it's safe to say that everything seems to get turned a little topsy-turvy when kiddos enter the picture.  This isn't always a bad thing at all, in fact, I can honestly say that 99 percent of the...
Growing up military. My parents were both born and raised in the Philippines. Ten days after they got married, my dad enlisted in the United States Army, went off to basic training, then received orders to Korea. A year later...
Dear Working Mom, Remember what is was like to have a career without kids? Ha ha, me neither. *rubs temples I wish I could say we’re #TooBlessedToBeStressed, but goodness, there is so.much.stress. Why? Because we’re simultaneously greasing the wheels of the world and raising...
Hi, my name is Carrie and my husband and I haven't been out since our daughter was born. Well that's not technically true, we've been to two weddings, thanks to our friends who have two kids that have each...
Each of us sets boundaries in our lives. Some grow subconsciously over time, others with much more thought. We set boundaries for ourselves, and we set boundaries for those with whom we interact. They’re important and sometimes downright imperative. When...
I am officially, OFFICIALLY a divorced woman. It took me 18 months to get to this point in my life. I have learned so much through each passing month, made mistakes, and felt like I was doing the cha-cha...
When was the last time you had a date night with your partner? It has always been important to me and my husband to have that time together, but we had to get really creative when the pandemic hit....
My husband and I got away for our first trip without our daughter last spring. It. Was. Glorious. Don't get me wrong: We missed our little girl.  Really, we did. But do you see that face? That's the face of a woman...
It was a quiet, tearful drive to the Dallas airport. I felt my husband driving slower, just trying to prolong the inevitable. In a few short hours, he would be boarding a flight back to Germany where he would...

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