"Did you see their chairs?" I asked my husband as we walked out of a not-to-be-named relative's house. It was our first time ever visiting them in their home, and while the house was completely spotless and impeccably decorated, it...
I am part of a cross-border family. I am here in Michigan, and much of my family is in Canada. Families are essential, but the rules surrounding the pandemic say otherwise.  The Canadian/US border has been closed to non-essential travel...
"It's just a bathtub," I muttered under my breath as I braced myself against whipping winds and swirls of heavy snowflakes. I had given birth less than a week ago. My oldest was still going to daycare and my husband...
When I found out I was pregnant with our first child, one of my biggest worries - aside from the fact that I was about to be responsible for growing, birthing, and taking care of a WHOLE PERSON in...
"There's a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can't be in it until you're in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss..." Years ago, I remember sobbing while watching this particular...
I miss my mom tribe. It has been over eight months since we stayed out late for one of our late night PJ parties. It has been over eight months since we have met up for our bi-weekly junk...
I just want to start this out by saying this will be raw and real. Grief and loss will do that to a person. I recently lost someone who has been in my life for almost as long as I...
This is to the girl who lost her best friend. Perhaps it was recent. Perhaps it's been a couple of years. Either way, I am sure it hurts all the same. Perhaps there was a fight. Perhaps things trickled off over...
I am likely in the minority of stay-at-home-moms who do not do their husband's laundry. This is not something I'm proud of sharing. It feels like in not doing it, I'm not up-to-snuff with modern-day "wifing" in a lot...