On July 5th, sixteen years ago, my husband and I stood at the front of my parent's church surrounded by family and friends and publicly proclaimed our commitment to one another. I had grand visions of what our wedding...
In this busy season of motherhood, scheduling date night can kind of feel like finding a unicorn. After years of not making date night a priority, I have learned that making 1 on 1 time with the spouse a...
There is nothing quite like watching people's eyes light up after they've asked me what my kids are doing for the summer, and I say that they're going to spend a few weeks in Ardmore with my parents. "What...
“Should you start putting a towel or something underneath the sheets in case your water breaks while in bed?” my husband nervously asked. (Insert big eye role from an overly pregnant me.) “No,” I simply stated. “I’ve read that the chances...
Husbands. You love 'em and sometimes you want to hate 'em. They do so many awesome and wonderful things for us so it's hard not to love them, but sometimes, there's no amount of wonderfulness and awesomeness that can save...
Dear Mama Whose Partner Works Long Hours, From the moment you wake up in the morning to your little ones yelling "Mama! Get up!" to the moment you finish the bedtime routine with a special song and walk out of...
It may not be the most PC way to say it, but it's true: Co-Parenting sucks - being stuck working together with someone you used to love is honestly the pits. Images of a father and a stepfather both doting...
  Do you remember when you were child-free and blissfully ignorant, but full of ideas about what you would never do as a mom? Then you became a mom and realized how ridiculous you sounded. Now you know better than...
It had finally come.  The day I looked at my husband after a long day and said the dreaded words - I am out of touch. No, not out of touch with reality, although some days it can seem like...
"I could never foster, it's too heartbreaking. I don't know how you do it." These are statements that I hear almost daily. Lately, I couldn't agree with them more. When I hear this I often want to scream back "I DON'T...
Growing up military. My parents were both born and raised in the Philippines. Ten days after they got married, my dad enlisted in the United States Army, went off to basic training, then received orders to Korea. A year later...
I think most of us can agree that marriage brings out qualities that we truly never realized were buried so deeply. Personally, marriage has caused some of my best characteristics to surface: empathy, compassion, humility, and...pettiness.  I'd like to think...

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