marriage

Marriage Is Harder Than It Looks In The Movies

Marriage is hard. I’m sure there are those who will contest this claim, but for most of us it’s true. I used to imagine marriage would be like a romantic comedy. Basically, any rom-com starring Matthew McConaughey, that’s the delusion I hung my hat on. Maybe that’s not entirely inaccurate, the honeymoon phase is very […]

kindness

What I Want My Kids To Know About Kindness

They say becoming a parent changes the way you look at the world. For once, they are right. In the five short years I have been a mother, my perception of the world has changed drastically. Of course, I don’t give all the credit to motherhood, some of my insight comes with age, or for […]

caring

I Stopped Caring, And I’ve Never Been Happier

Maybe it’s an aging thing, but every year on my birthday I find myself in a state of reflection. This year is no different in that regard, but my perception has changed notably from years past. This year, it seems, I’ve found my footing in life. Maybe it’s odd that it’s taken me 33 years, […]

vacation

Vacation Bites: I am Clark Griswold

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but sometimes, vacations are hard. Maybe it’s just me, but in my house, I’m the planner, the organizer and the packer. My husband, bless his heart, is the sweetest, most laidback man on the planet, but he doesn’t plan or pack.  He tolerates me and my neurotic tendencies, that’s […]