Divorce

How To Survive Divorce During The Pandemic

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My husband and I recently marked our 25th wedding anniversary, but we didn’t acknowledge it with the trip to Hawaii we’d always dreamed of. We didn’t even enjoy a dinner out, and it’s not...

Learning to Love Myself This Valentine’s Day

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For most of my adult life, I have always felt like I was waiting for love, waiting for “the one” to make his entrance. I have had relationships that burned quickly or raged on...

Why Every Mom Needs a Momcation

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Sipping my iced coffee, listening to music that isn’t Disney and enjoying a peaceful solo flight, I reflect back on my weekend. It was a solid momcation with best friends who laughed, ate and...
Couples Therapy

The pandemic led us to couples therapy & here’s what we learned

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The pandemic led us to couples therapy & here’s what we learned. When my husband and I were expecting our second child, I read some advice (I’ve long forgotten where) to couples adjusting to...

Growing a Family in the Shadow of a Pandemic

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At the start of this year, my husband and I felt we would be ready to try for another baby come summer. Growing a family in the shadow of a pandemic has proven its...
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 twelve-year-old me...

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...