Growing up with two moms - pride month

Growing up with two moms in the 90’s – Reflecting on Pride Month 2020

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As Pride Month ends, I’m finally finding some time to write about an experience I wouldn’t change for the world - growing up with two moms. If you’d have told that to...

What If I Don’t Want Isolation To End?

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I’ve been thinking subversive thoughts lately. Things like – I’m not sure I want this social isolation thing to end. I know it flies against popular sentiment, so I have kept it to myself....

My Husband Told Me He Loves Me Thirteen Times Today

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We were driving somewhere recently when I was struck by a message on one of those road safety billboards – “You can’t see what you don’t look for.” It was about the need to...

The Way I Love My Husband Matters For My Kids

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I am sure we have all noticed the differences in our societal expectations when it comes to parenting. The never-ending list of expectations that women have to be a "good mom," and how it seems...

How Learning About the Enneagram Has Helped Me Heal

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My hands trembled as I carefully copied the final sentence of my report onto a fresh sheet of lined notebook paper. In that bygone era when computers weren’t a household commodity, final drafts needed...

Advice For When Your Marriage Is In The Trenches

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What if your marriage is in the trenches? There is so much beautiful advice out there for marriage - how to strengthen your marriage, how to keep it alive, how to make sure your partner...

8 Things Happy Couples Do

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Marriage isn’t easy. Through different phases of life, marriage is tested by stress, finances, aging parents, and children just to name a few. It takes work to communicate, carve out time to celebrate triumphs and...

Brain Basics #5: Your Brain In Relationships

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Alright, so I’m bringing this brain series to a close, and for the grand finale, I thought we’d look at your brain in significant relationships...your spouse, your partner, your best and closest family and...

Wife Appreciation Day: September 15th!

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I’ve been married almost twelve years and have yet to celebrate Wife Appreciation Day. Have y’all heard of this holiday? I asked my husband if he secretly knew about it, and he humorously replied......

The Best Thing I Did Today

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Everyone is tucked into their beds and the only sound I hear is the gentle hum of my ceiling fan spinning. Around and around. The clock blinks 9:42 pm and I think back on...