Tag: love

The Meaning of Valentine’s Day

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The Meaning of Valentine's Day I don’t need a Valentine, a paper with a heart. I don’t need some Hallmark words with baby Cupid art. I don’t...

My Forever Valentine: Celebrating Mom’s Traditions

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There appear to be three different kinds of Valentine’s Day people. You either love the day, despise the day, or if you're like my...

My Husband’s Love Doesn’t Look like the Love I Envisioned

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9 years ago, I was a single mom of a toddler, and I had just escaped an abusive relationship. I knew I wanted a...

Five Home Date Nights to Keep the Romance Alive

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Home date nights are by far my favorite way to spend some one on one time with my husband. There are many reasons to...

Moms: Why You Need to Consider Taking a Vacation Without Your...

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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...

The Simple Change I Made to Strengthen My Marriage

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Oftentimes you will hear the expression, “Everything changes once you have kids.” I too used to hear this expression before having kids and thought...

Romancing the Dinner Dishes or What Counts as Middle Age Romance

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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...

7 Reasons Why I’m Not Looking Forward to Valentine’s Day

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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...

My Brother’s Lasting Legacy: His Love for Vermont

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On the day the phone call came, my brother, Sam, had lived in Vermont for seven years. Seven years and I hadn’t visited him...

Tit for Tat – I Don’t Want my Kids Thinking Like...

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Tit for tat is usually a term referring to exchanging blows in a fight. While my boys are certainly becoming experts in that regard (giant...

To My Angry Little Person, Love, Your Mama

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Dear Angry Little Person, This evening was a doozy, my angry little person. You fought with your brother over the placement of game pieces in...

My Not-Traditional Path to Marriage: How My Husband and I Found...

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My husband, T, and I have been together for over five years. We have a four year-old son, a house, a joint checking account,...

These Are Days I Will Remember: An Open Letter to My...

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These are days that I will remember for you. These are the days that I will recall many times while you are growing up. These...

Please, Stop Telling Me to Love My Body

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I personally want the world to stop telling me to love my body. Spoiler alert: I don’t currently love my body. I do love my...