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“Never go to bed angry,” the old saying goes. I glare at my husband over the top of my laptop. I've just settled in for my evening work session to finish what didn't get done from the day. Dinner...
The idea of separation carries a negative connotation, no matter how you slice it. A couple separates, one partner moves out, and the next thing you know, the divorce is finalized. It’s almost universally known as the natural prelude...
What I wish most people would insert in their research regarding the stages of grief is the ugliness to the path of letting go. Many months later beyond separation, I feel my grip is finally starting to loosen. But...
We met by chance. Long-distance challenged us and we fell in love nonetheless. Then, we got married, bought a house, and had kids. That’s how love stories traditionally happen, but somewhere along the road, my love for my husband...

Cupid, Go Away

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Dear Cupid and his Valentine's Day,  You and I? We aren't friends. I really don't like you and you only come around once a year so how did we get here?  On average, Americans spend $146 on their partners or significant...

Why I Make the Gravy

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I don't like Halloween. Every year though, I sew until my fingers bleed and I plan coordinating family costumes. I don't like gravy. I don't like it so much that I forgot to register for a gravy bowl when...
I love a clean house, but I hate cleaning. I love an empty dishwasher, but I hate unloading it. I love folded laundry, but I hate putting it away. I love my kids enjoying playtime, but I hate picking...
High school sweethearts. Love at first sight. The most difficult relationship of my life, parenting aside. Today is National Spouses Day, and in honor of this day, I wanted to play a game. Two truths, one lie. I met...
  My husband and I met as 17-year-old kids working at a local chain restaurant. Our playful flirtation around the soda machine led to the first date that would set the rest of our lives into motion.  We went to prom...
Twelve years of age is the first year I found myself with a new boy or in strong like with someone. Twelve years old! While some were awaiting new Scooby-Doo or Care Bear episodes, I sat parched, staring out...
Every year on the third Sunday of September wives get a day.  ONE DAY.  This year, Sunday, September 19th is Wife Appreciation Day.  Sure, there’s Mother’s Day and our birthdays, but the 19th is a day to show your gratitude...
Going into marriage, I thought the big moments would be my favorite. I thought of the milestones we would celebrate, the trips we would take, and the dreams we would pursue. This summer, we celebrated our fifth anniversary. We...
I only got through four episodes of Sex/Life because I just couldn’t with the acting, the general storyline, and an ending that I skipped ahead to and wasn’t impressed with (not to mention an entertainment industry pet peeve: the...
Ever been told that you are too much? Ever been told you're not enough? My whole life has been both. I've spent my entire life trying to be enough. Just to always fall short. To be told by the...

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Fall Craft Fairs Around Indy

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Fall is officially here! Time to bid farewell to summer farmers' markets and say hello to autumn craft fairs. Each show features goods from...
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