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My Family is Living with a Secret

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My spouse is amazing. Almost daily I'm told how beautiful I am, how much I am appreciated, and how wonderful life is with me. I truly feel blessed that my spouse honors me, loves...

Everyone Thought I Was Okay

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Congratulations on your new baby! Labor and delivery were hard, but now you have a lovely new bundle to love. You are so lucky! What a beautiful new mommy. Of course, you’re tired, emotional, and...

Sex Education and STIs

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Ahh good old Sex Ed. Vague memories and incredibly random pieces that stand out from that chapter of life. I recall watching a video in 5th grade about puberty and what to expect as...

Affairs: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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My husband started talking about a divorce and sleeping on the couch the week after Thanksgiving. The majority of that month was a blur of holiday happenings and undeniable distance. Before we knew it,...

When Your Cries for Help Fall On Deaf Ears

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“If you need help, just ask." “I’m not a mind reader, if you need something, just tell me what you need." “Stop nagging me, I’ll get to it when I get to it." All sound familiar? As...
middle school

YES! Your Kid CAN Survive the First Year of Middle School!

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I can fondly think back to my middle school years. Glasses, hideous jeans that I thought were cool, and glitter eye make-up galore. Peanuts compared to what our middle school kids face nowadays. We moved...
mental health

Stop Telling Moms to Ask For Help

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I know it’s not a weakness or the person's fault, yet it still has a stigma and a sting when I learn someone has a mental health condition. I can't quite put my finger...
incarcerated parent

Life as the Child of an Incarcerated Parent

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"Where's your dad?" This was a question I answered all too frequently as I was growing up. Sometimes I would just say that my parents are divorced, which is true. Sometimes I would just...
talking about sex

Talking About “the Birds and the Bees” With My Middle Schooler

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I should preface that each child is different, each family is different, these are my own opinions and views on how I wanted to handle the situation with my son. Your conversation may be...

The Day I Should Have Ended My Relationship With My Mother

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The coveted mother-daughter relationship that everyone looks forward to in life is something that I do not have. The ones with the long phone calls of parenting advice, having someone to relate to and...