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honestly

How Parenting Changed my Marriage

We had no idea that day how raising little people together would change us. Because yes, mothering has changed me and being a father has changed Derek. So if we’re both different as a result, why have I been surprised our relationship has also changed? read more

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Redefining the F-word

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Can of Dates

Confession: I'm a Valentine’s Day scrooge. I hate the colors. I hate the gifts. I hate the way I felt when I was single, and I hate the way I feel now that I’m not. My husband is a romantic, but for me, Valentine's Day is just too much pressure. Surely there’s a better way. read more

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The Day I Showered

Backing silently from the lamb swing, I ignored dirty dishes, an overflowing laundry hamper, the kitchen trash. With only one mission, I sidestepped a dust bunny the size of a tumbleweed into the shower. read more