I was helping my grandmother clean out an old dresser when I was about ten years old. Under some old cards signed by the grandfather that I never met was his obituary. It stated he died "from gunshot wounds."...
Whether you prefer Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, or BOTH, it's that time of year again! For my hubby and I, we started a tradition years ago that on Feb. 14, we stay in, avoid the chaos, and cook an...
I remember the days when the house phone would ring. My mom would answer it and spend the next several minutes pacing back and forth in the kitchen (that phone had the longest cord in the house) chatting with...
A Facebook friend photographed two pages from a book she was reading and posted the image along with a pithy question. Who knew prayers could weaken faith? My interest was piqued. I mean, whether you pray or not, or claim to have...
I have a “best friend.” She’s nice to me most of the time, but behind every good thing that happens there’s a gray cloud hanging overhead. How do you get rid of someone who has been with you for...
I have heard several friends say, or even post on social media, "remember when Facebook/Instagram/Twitter was all about posting pictures of your kids or a new puppy?" Sure, there has always been the occasional post that incited drama, or...
There's a lot of talk today about finding your "tribe" ... that group of like-minded people who just get you. The ones who will rally when you are recovering from the hard times and will cheer you on in the...
My life is perfect. Okay, no ... not really. Though, it may seem that way on social media. I have friends and family all over the world. Social media allows all of us to stay connected when we are far...
This is a historic event y’all. I am about to talk about my relationship with my husband, on the internet, for the world to see. Much like the total eclipse of the sun the Midlands was lucky enough to...
In college, my girlfriends’ primary responsibilities involved eating in the dining hall with me, making sure I didn’t wander off from the bar, holding my hair back when I had too much to drink and siding with me when...
It's hard enough as a teenager to "break-up" with a boyfriend/girlfriend, but when you're in your thirties? And what if it's a friendship that is ending? Devastating is the best word to describe how that feels. As adults, we...

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Dear Husband, I see you there, standing over the sink for the 5th time this week washing bottles and loading the dishwasher. A few moments ago, I saw you clearing the dining room table after dinner. Just before that, I...
When you struggle with infertility, celebrations like Mother’s and Father’s Day can be difficult. During the five plus years that we were trying to conceive, my husband and I avoided Facebook during holidays because it was painful to see...
It was an average Friday in our home. My husband had taken a few of the kids to school and I was at home getting the others dressed and fed. My phone dinged with a text from him asking me...
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Mom Must-Haves :: Back to School

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It's back to school time, and heading into a new school year has never looked as different as it does now. Whether your child...

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