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?”

If He loves Me He Would…

My husband and I are avid gamers. Not video games, but tabletop games, yes the ones with dice, miniature characters of plastic and gasp! There are books involved! I am always amazed when at the game store where we play or sitting around our game table with friends I hear, “I can’t stay long, myContinue reading “If He loves Me He Would…”

I decided to Trust My Husband

I know it seems that trust is supposed to be automatic. We see a new couple who appear happy and in love at the beginning of a marriage. They have a bright wide-open future in front of them. They say the words and we pray for them as they start a new life together. WeContinue reading “I decided to Trust My Husband”

Thank Your Haters

Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash I know it is difficult to even consider that your haters may be right. When someone is judging you the last thing you want to consider is that they may be on to something. I am not saying that those who criticize you are always right, however, let’s look atContinue reading “Thank Your Haters”