When I found out I was pregnant with my son, I was over the moon excited. Not only because he was my (long awaited) first, but because I have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) which is a leading cause of...
Marriage in today's society is alarmingly unsuccessful. According to the American Psychological Association, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce.  I think something that contributes deeply to this is that we take on the role...

The Marriage Game

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Dear Newlyweds... I want to rewind and walk you through my life 9 years ago.   I was days from getting married. We had dated for 4 years. I knew his family. I knew his dreams. I knew what we wanted for...
In my last article I was posting about my very long and problematic time spent with Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. (Catch it here if you missed it: HFAM Article) During the most awful parts of the virus I...

From Only to Oldest

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My due date is right around the corner and baby number two will be arriving any day. What I was expecting to feel at this point was the “nesting” instinct – the one that inspires you to deep clean...
One-on-one time is hard to come by in our household between my husband and I. Date nights are sometimes just nights in with a movie and popcorn on the couch, which are fun but usually just turn into falling...
I felt completely alone when I first had my son, and I probably should have. I was an only child raising a child with a disability. With the exception of my own mother, I didn't feel as though I...
Dearest, Well, we have officially made one whole hand of marriage.  Looking back over the past five years, I humbly smile thinking about how far we have come and how much we have accomplished.  I also silently reflect thinking about friends...
Dear Husband, I miss you, I miss US. Remember when it was just you and I? Remember when we had no kids taking up all of our time for what it seems like 24/7? I miss sleeping in with you,...
Today is my fourth wedding anniversary.  As I sit here and reflect on these past four years, I remember losing loved ones, becoming parents, buying our first home, and starting new jobs.  The road hasn't always been easy, but it's been...

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Fall Activities In and Around Pittsburgh {2020}

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Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in the Pittsburgh area and now that it’s here, it’s time to start thinking of all...

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