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An Unlikely Friendship

The sole non-canine inhabitant of the house emerged only occasionally. Petite and sheathed in bulky cardigans even in the heat of a Missouri July, she just had a hermit vibe about her. Yet I was intrigued by the license plate on her hulking SUV - "ALL ONE," it read. read more


My Friends Helped Me Survive My Husband's Deployment

My cell phone rang and I actually answered it, it would be a treat to talk to another adult. My husband was mid-way through an eight week Army training halfway across the US. I was home alone with three kids under the age of six, and my adult people-speaking skills were beginning to atrophy. read more


How to Find Couple Friends

I knew I was grown-up and married when I started using the word “the” to talk about my friends. Finding a friend is difficult. Finding friends as a married couple is twice as hard. Finding friends as a couple with kids can seem near impossible. But it’s not. read more


When a Friendship Ends

Once upon a time I had a friend. I loved her with my whole heart, and she loved me. Our friendship was beautiful, and then one day . . . it ended. read more


3 Tips for Making Friendship Work

While I certainly think friendships are harder to make and maintain since having children, I am not ready for them to take an 18-year hiatus while I raise kids. Here are three keys to making friendships work in the early mothering years. read more