Marriage

How to Let Your Husband be a Father

As a first-time parent, I was just trying to do everything right. Keeping my child fed, cleaned, and loved were top of mind 24/7. My marriage was not. When my husband of 14 years asked for a divorce a year into parenthood, I was taken by surprise. We were never pegged as the couple who…

Tips for parenting and marriage

I’m not a parenting expert but I’ve met many a “tips guru” in the last 22 months of being a mom, enough to know my ears are best covered when they’re around. The advice I’ve received has ranged from ridiculous to borderline crazy. It’s not that people are being particularly asinine. It’s just that none…

Letter from a mom to a dad

My darling Jon, What a year it’s been! We started off with much anticipation, dreams, and excitement and we are ending this year with a feeling of gratitude and appreciation. Kiddo isn’t just an extension of us, to me she is a gift from you. I remember everyone telling me that once she comes, I’ll…