Redefining Strength

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I’ve had an awful couple of years.  Feel free to judge me for this, but I previously wondered about people who seemed to be dealing with one tragedy after another.  I harshly wondered if they were bringing this onto...
The air outside is cold, but my coffee and house are warm. My body is still as I sit comfortably in last night’s pajamas. My mind, less settled, is turning corners quickly, as I am reflecting on something scarier...
My husband and I were getting our oil changed at our local car dealership and I was teasing him in front of the receptionist. She asked, "are you with him because you need him or like him?" I responded...

Be Kind

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Be Kind. These are the words I said to my daughter on her first day of Kindergarten as she ran off to her new school. She was so excited to be a big girl and to embrace all the new things...
Where would I be without my mommy tribe?  You know, the important women in your life that help you navigate this crazy world of parenting. It really does take a village! Here are various ways that we can form...
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I Married a Micromanager

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Ok, so the title may make it seem like my husband is horrible - but in reality he is a kind, sweet, loving man and an awesome father....he just likes some things to be done in a particular way....
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...
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...
He doesn't understand the pain his words cause me. "All lives matter," he says. "It's a police brutality issue, not racism. Cops kill white people too," he says.  Twenty plus years of an imperfect marriage; we've said our fair share...
Marriage is hard.  Relationships, in general, are hard. Maintaining bonds with friends, family, partners, and even colleagues requires time, commitment, and patience – resources of which I have very little. I’ve always found relationships difficult. All of them. Platonic, familial, sexual....

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Top 7 Pittsburgh Area Date Nights

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For 2020 my husband and I decided on one of my favorite New Year’s resolutions yet—Monthly Date night!!! My parents live local to us...

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