When my son was born I was 33, married 8 years, and had been employed by the same company for 7 years. Most of the people I’m lucky enough to call friends have been in my life in some...

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...
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...
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...
I’m gonna be real for a second – sometimes I need a TO. Like, more than hiding in the closet for a few minutes or taking an extra-long shower. Between the loads of laundry, weekday schedules, sleep schedules (or lack...
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...
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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....
I am Latina and I come from a culture where hugging and kissing is a sign of respect, you always hug or kiss your elders as you greet them. If you did not, you were considered to be disrespectful....
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...

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...

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Top 7 Pittsburgh Area Date Nights

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For 2023 my husband and I decided on one of my favorite New Year’s resolutions yet—Monthly Date night!!! My parents live local to us...