Why Not Trick or Treat?

I was asked why do I hate Halloween. My first thought was hate is too strong a word. I do not hate Halloween. I enjoy the cute children in costume knocking at my door. Their happiness shines through innocently doing what the adults in their lives expect them to do. I don’t hate the modernContinue reading “Why Not Trick or Treat?”

Dear Lord…make it stop.

Me: Oh God! What is wrong with people? What is happening to my children? This world is full of people who have twisted reality so much that the truth is hidden. What seems harmless is damaging the thought process of our children. Truth has been watered down so much that lies have taken control. TheContinue reading “Dear Lord…make it stop.”

Sometimes I Miss You

Dear Friend No More, Sometimes I miss your face. I miss the history we share, the past that was just us. I miss the fun times with our children when people thought we were all one family. I miss the late night talks over wine and cheesecake. I miss the all day old movie marathonsContinue reading “Sometimes I Miss You”

Not All Women Have a Best Friend

When you put all you have into your BFF relationship and it fails, how do you move on? In middle and high school, we are taught by other girls in life, we’re required to have a best friend. We are told that even if we do something horrible, our best friend will be by our side.Continue reading “Not All Women Have a Best Friend”

Do Not Allow Nostalgia To Control Your Happiness at Home

It’s not your grandmother’s house anymore. When my husband asked me to marry him, my answer was not a simple yes or no. It was, “Yes, if you promise not to make me a housewife.” I was not joking. I am not a housewife. I hate when society tells me I have to do certainContinue reading “Do Not Allow Nostalgia To Control Your Happiness at Home”

Motherhood, Round Two

The challenges of being a mother of teens when you are close to retirement are beautifully terrifying. Photo by Caroline Hernandez on Unsplash I am a second time around mom. I have a grown daughter and I been a stepmom too. Four years ago I married a man who waited until his mid-thirties to have children.Continue reading “Motherhood, Round Two”

The Lingering Damage of Drug Abuse

A mother and daughter’s memories of an abusive past haunt their adult relationship. My marriage to an addict lasted twenty-four years. Many factors go into a marriage. As my mom says, “Takes two to make it or break it.” My marriage broke and so did I. It took years of healing to realize just howContinue reading “The Lingering Damage of Drug Abuse”

My Husband is Addicted to Plastic

and it’s not what you think. I hear wives complain about how their husbands spend so much time and money on hobbies. They whine about what husbands buy that clutters up their homes. Then when the husband creates a man cave to store his stuff they complain that he is always out in the garage.Continue reading “My Husband is Addicted to Plastic”

Do You Hate Valentine’s Day?

I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. The entire thing feels forced. Love day should be every day. Why the world thinks people need a day to honor those we love is ridiculous. Valentine’s Day, the modern version of it anyway, seems like it was made up by the greeting card writers, chocolateContinue reading “Do You Hate Valentine’s Day?”