An Open Letter To Thomas and Samantha Markle

Dear Thomas and Samantha, I come to you today as your average, middle-class, non-celebrity status American citizen; I also come to you as a wife, a mother, and a child. There isn't a day that goes by without something in the news regarding the Markle name - more times than not, it's regarding the Royal... Continue Reading →

Fact or Fiction: Sexual Assault

If you mention the names 'Brett Kavanaugh' or 'Christine Blasey-Ford', you're sure to begin some type of discussion.  Whether that discussion is a positive one or negative is a whole different ball game.  I still can't scroll through my Facebook feed without reading the (very heated) opinions of people - and while I'm not complaining,... Continue Reading →

Sappy Sunday

  In all of the things I've experienced over the course of my life so far, marriage has definitely been (and continues to be) the most powerful experience yet.  Of course I've had other powerful experiences - having children, developing other meaningful relationships - but within my marriage, there's so much more involved than just... Continue Reading →

Hey June

  I'm usually able to sit down and crank out a post pretty easily, but this one is different. It's not Writer's Block; it's definitely not that I don't know what to write about, because I do. I've just been waiting to write this post, and I'm not really sure why. As the gears have... Continue Reading →

Where is the ‘Safety’ in Parenting?

I remember back to when I first imagined myself as a parent, it looked something like this:  Three children playing in a fenced-in backyard, skipping while holding hands, all while grinning from ear-to-ear in a neighborhood lined with houses.  I would be in the kitchen, baking cookies with one of those cute-looking aprons and my... Continue Reading →

Easy Cleaning Schedule

I can't remember exactly where I was or what I was doing, but I do remember that my house was a mess and I should have been cleaning it instead of being on Facebook (show of hands: Who can relate? All of you? Great).  Eventually, I got to it, only to become overwhelmed at the... Continue Reading →

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