I remember when I was pregnant for the first time, everyone would say, “Being a mom is so hard, but so worth it.” Do you know what that kind of advice does for a mother-to-be? I’ll be bold here and say it does nothing. The word “hard” is thrown around like confetti when it comes […]
Each year since then, we have survived and come out the other end stronger. My husband sacrifices time with his family. His children sacrifice time with their dad. I sacrifice time with my husband and partner. But if you accepted the position, then you accepted the good with the bad and you do what you […]
He had to be wheeled into my hospital room to hold Sam. We all hoped that he would be around long enough to see as many of Sam’s firsts as possible. Sadly, though, he died of cancer in 2013. My son was 14 months old. As anyone who has watched someone they love die of […]
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It’s a partnership, and for us, it’s worked wonders to feel like we are in it together and not alone in certain responsibilities. He’s always there to pick up where I left off and vice versa until the job is done.
Don’t plan to opt out of all holiday activities simply because your children are away. Plan to be part of a larger celebration with friends or other family members. Visit your place of worship. Attend that party. Wear that ugly Christmas sweater. Put out milk and cookies for Santa. Exchange Valentine’s Day notes with your […]
When they are older and are making more difficult decisions, they will feel comfortable holding each other accountable. They will be able to speak to each other with love and grace. They will be able to address the hard things.
Love is like glue. It gets into all the broken crevices and holds things together. And all of that love that poured out of my dad’s family is coming back to hold us all together.