When I started working as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in New York in 2006, I was working long days, from about 7:45AM, until anywhere from 4 to 6PM. I had to travel between clients, and sometimes I was able...
For some reason, this week, I felt Netflix calling my name. I saw all of the memes and witty articles going around and I decided to watch, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” It was alright; though predictable...
Attention all those looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for those special moms in your life; I know just what you’re looking for! While flowers are always appreciated, going out to dinner is a good bet, and homemade cards...
In every stage of our lives, we are offered advice. As teenagers, we are encouraged to choose a particular college because it was so-and-so’s alma mater. As pregnant women, we are advised what to eat, how to sleep, and...
Or, why vacation, and escaping reality and your kids, is vital to your marriage and your sanity. My husband and I recently went on a week-long vacation with eight close friends, sans kids. It was probably the best thing that...
My husband works for the federal government. When mention of a government shutdown due to the inability of Congress to agree on a budget starts circulating, we pay close attention. News related to this event becomes monumentally important. We...
For Valentine’s Day this year, my husband “gave” me a pair of warm, winter boots that I’d purchased for myself. In return, I gave him much needed winter mittens. At first glance, these might seem like bad Valentine’s gifts,...
Let's be real here: Valentine's Day isn't exactly topping anyone's favorite holiday list. The phrase "man-friendly Valentine's Day" may seem like an oxymoron. Some of you are probably thinking Valentine's Day isn't even a real holiday. Well, Halloween isn't...
If you’re like my husband and me, you know how tricky it is to manage a household budget with kids. We are very organized when it comes to planning and shopping for groceries, maintaining a stock of household items,...
Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for love and romance. A day for kisses and hugs, and wearing your heart on your sleeve. It’s a day when people to give big bouquets of flowers and giant boxes of chocolates to...
When I returned to work after maternity leave, my husband switched to working second shift so he could be at home with our 4 month old son during the day. I’m not going to lie, the idea of leaving...
Kids are back in school, the leaves are falling, and stores are decking their halls with holiday paraphernalia. Good, bad or indifferent, soon the holiday season will be upon us, and each of us will begin to think about how...
When I became a stepmother, I had been warned that parenting was the hardest job I would ever have, but also the most rewarding. That didn't even begin to cover my experience being a stepparent. For me, the absolute...
This isn’t the story of a marriage broken by some Jerry Springer-worthy love triangle or a deadbeat dad. I didn’t “fall out of love” with my husband and he never got sick of my daily emotional roller-coaster ride. There...

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Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends...