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My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we go to bed together, at the same time, every single night. I can count on one hand the number of times in our marriage that we have...
Hi, I'm Kaylee, and I'm a bad texter. I mean, seriously, notoriously, terrible at responding to texts. I'm fully aware of it, I'm not proud of it, but at this point, it's just a fact of life. What Actually Happens After You Text...
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It was garage sale prep day. I love a good purge. So I was deep into the depths of my closet, searching for someone's future treasure. I came across a blue folder and couldn't remember what was in it....
I have a confession to make. I contemplated submitting this anonymously, but that would defeat the purpose of destigmatizing the topic. So, here it is... On most nights, my husband and I sleep in separate spaces in our home. Are...
We’ve all heard that saying right? Usually in context of a funny GIF or meme or something along those lines, and they are hilarious. That phrase, however, took on a different meaning for me in the last couple years....
Being a single mom is like flying in the trapeze without the security of a safety net. You can’t fall. But if you do, you just get up and make dinner. Case in point: A few years ago, I fell at a...
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As our family draws closer and closer to another deployment I am preparing as usual. I am updating my emergency information, writing down when and how my husband normally does his chores and setting a monthly alarm for the...
A few years ago we would only share this with our closest friends: we don't celebrate Christmas. We eased our families into our decision not to participate in the tradition. I still decorated for the first couple of years of...

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