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How you’re offending pregnant couples without meaning to

Most of the time these comments and questions are well-intended, but poorly phrased.   *Also published on HuffPost Parents  Wow! Was your pregnancy planned? Both my husband and I were surprised by how frequently this question came up. Neither of us hesitate to share, but it is certainly a personal discussion. What if the couple was not planning… Continue reading How you’re offending pregnant couples without meaning to

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Two of the biggest complaints about millennials and why they are false

Millennials get poked fun for all kinds of stereotypes: selfish, spoiled, and needy in the workplace. We don’t understand loyalty or dedication because we’re not as willing as the baby boomers to spend our entire careers with one company, and we come from cradled childhoods that make us lazy and entitled. We’re a bunch of robots glued to our… Continue reading Two of the biggest complaints about millennials and why they are false

pregnancy and parenthood

11 things about pregnancy that I didn’t see coming

It is easy to focus on the excitement and glow of being pregnant. It's an incredible journey; that is until you get pregnant and discover some of the ugly truths about pregnancy that women don't always talk about. These are the top things that have taken me by surprise since getting pregnant, and surely, this list may grow in the remaining 5 months.

Love and Marriage

9 things I know now that I didn’t when I said “I Do.”

It dawned on me that this past week marks the two-year milestone of when my husband showed up to my office and proposed with a full-page ad in the newspaper I wrote for. One wedding, honeymoon, and deployment later, and two years is not that long in the scheme of things, but it has been enough time to change my perspective on a few things that I didn't know then, but I do now:

Travels

5 things I will miss most about Hawaii

When I first broke the news to my family and friends that I was moving to Hawaii, the reaction was consistent: "You're going to paradise? Your life is a dream!" It's a totally understandable reaction. And yes, I would giggle with excitement at the hope of pursuing all my biggest dreams in a place truly portrayed as… Continue reading 5 things I will miss most about Hawaii