Love and Marriage · National Blog Posting Month · pregnancy and parenthood

A reason to stop chasing dreams

*Photo By LuLuEdward Photo* I half-completed this daily writing challenge for November, but I have benefitted tremendously from what I did complete. I may not have gotten words out every day, but my goal was not so much meeting deadlines as it was developing my writing.  Truthfully, before becoming a mother, I would have scoffed at… Continue reading A reason to stop chasing dreams

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Love and Marriage · National Blog Posting Month

The art of marriage and parenting

The writing prompt today is, "What's the dumbest thing you and your partner have ever fought about?" When I posed this question to my husband, his response was "It's always my fault."  Me: That did not answer the question. What are you talking about? Him: I don't know **Returns to video games** But, I don't know… Continue reading The art of marriage and parenting

Love and Marriage · pregnancy and parenthood

Parenthood = fun?

When it comes to having kids, we usually hear a whole string of warnings that paint a bleak picture. "Oh, but don't you want to travel more first?" "You'll never sleep again!" "Don't lose yourself." "Make sure you get that babysitter so your marriage doesn't fall apart!"  Clearly these cautionary pieces of advice weren't effective in stopping me from… Continue reading Parenthood = fun?

Love and Marriage · pregnancy and parenthood

Dads: so much more than “the fun ones”

Fatherhood looks so different from one family to the next, but if there is one annoying generalization most moms can agree on it's that their partners are just the "fun ones," or, the "babysitter dads."  Dads are so much more than this surface-level figure in a child's life, and we don't honor this deeper side of… Continue reading Dads: so much more than “the fun ones”

Love and Marriage · military life · pregnancy and parenthood

Conquered: My biggest fears about being a stay-at-home mom

  I started this blog when I learned that my husband and I were expecting, just two months before our cross-country move. This marked the start of an exciting journey, but also  a tough goodbye as I left 3.5 years of hard work behind me, saying goodbye to a career I had tirelessly advanced in a community I adored. But… Continue reading Conquered: My biggest fears about being a stay-at-home mom

Love and Marriage

What I’ve learned in two years of marriage

Two years: we are practically still in the honeymoon phase - minus the fact that we are definitely not lying on a beach in Hawaii anymore.  Two years is a tiny dot in the scheme of committing our whole lives together. Regardless, it's 730 days - good and bad - of growing, learning and exploring as one. We… Continue reading What I’ve learned in two years of marriage

Love and Marriage · military life

What being a military spouse is really like

I don't really think of myself as a military spouse. I think of myself as a wife - perhaps because I don't know any other life. To me, marriage has always been and will always be marked by dreaded bouts of distance followed by highly emotional homecomings, too many acronyms to be considered English, a transient… Continue reading What being a military spouse is really like

Love and Marriage · pregnancy and parenthood

On Parenthood: one month old

The last time I celebrated monthly anniversaries was many, many years ago during my juvenile dating days. Then life happened; I grew up, got married, and suddenly celebrating love on monthly markers grew silly. That is until last month, when I met the greatest love of of all - my baby boy. It has reignited that giddy desire to… Continue reading On Parenthood: one month old