When Meghan Markle bravely declared on international news that she was, “Not okay,” after the birth of her first child, I found myself nodding along to the clip, recalling those first few weeks and months as a new mom,...
When my husband and I brought our oldest son home from the hospital, I just wasn’t right. I didn't know at the time, but I was suffering from postpartum anxiety. People don’t talk about this enough, but I wish...
Recently, I was reading a fellow mom blogger’s post about keeping adult friendships alive and it got me thinking about female friendship in light of my recent divorce. Divorce is weird. You were once a part of a pair and...
I married a great guy. He’s a likable husband. I should be proud of that. I am proud of that. But I'm also annoyed by it, if I'm being honest.  I am the wife of a likable husband. The grumpy...
I don’t know what I’m doing. There. I said it… Are you happy, world??? This dad’s life is basically a series of hot messes that I’m desperately trying to contain with Kirkland brand disinfecting wipes. Shout out to Costco for...
I’m going to have to pass on your Girl’s Night; I’d rather hang out with my husband and kids. Sorry, not sorry. I feel so relieved to finally say it out loud. I know, it’s cool to complain about and...
As a mom, I have plenty of body issues. Unfortunately, my husband often brings out my insecurities. Don't get me wrong. My husband is wonderfully supportive. He doesn't say or do anything that makes me worry about my body. Instead,...
Sex with my husband saved my marriage. Making love connected us not just physically, but also mentally and spiritually. Our lovemaking was a beautiful reminder of why we were together, and why we’d chosen each other to share our lives....
Divorced mom life comes with a range of challenges as I mentioned in an earlier post (which you should go read). However, there are some silver linings of a shared custody arrangement too. Frankly, it’s the silver linings of...
This message is brought to you by a divorced mom who would just like to get it out there that divorced life as a parent is not glamorous. Maybe no one thought that to begin with. But I want...
In recent years, since I became a mother twice over, and despite many changes to my body, I’ve embraced my sexuality more than ever before. What is my trick, my magic approach to having a great sex life with...
If you Google the phrase, “Sex after kids,” a quick scroll down the page reveals a list of articles and blog posts entitled, “Is there sex after kids?” “Sexless marriage,” “How to maintain your sex life after having children,”...
Having kids changes everything. It changes every aspect of your life and marriage, including sex. After my second child was born, it took me a long time to feel ready to be intimate again. I hate that there is...
Home date nights are by far my favorite way to spend some one on one time with my husband. There are many reasons to stay home for your date night but in my opinion, the biggest advantage to date...

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Hunting Season: The Hunter’s Spouse’s Survival Guide

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I’ll preface this post by saying I’m brand new to figuring out how to survive my husband’s hunting season scene. We have owned our beautiful...
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