I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to forgive Brad for suddenly leaving me with three children under the age of five, no job, and a mortgage on a house that we bought because he liked the location. Oh, I know it wasn’t his choice. It’s not like I sit around picturing him up on a cloud in a chaise lounge, fruity beverage in hand, waving down to me and saying, “Have fun down there!” But there have been moments of deep darkness—as I figured out the bills, health insurance, and child rearing alone—when I have wondered if he didn’t get the better part of this deal. Buy the Book

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I have a cold. And I'm cranky. I'm sitting at the library because my house is being shown and there's a guy sitting right next to me who WON'T SHUT UP as I try to write a speech.Maybe I should sneeze on him.I haven't been sick for an [...]
Mon, Apr 06, 2015
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I'm having one of those days when I truly hate being a grown-up. And I know this is something that every parent goes through, widowed or not.We're just having a bad family day - my oldest is sick, we're trying to get our house ready to put on the market [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
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In the last few weeks, I've been dealing with what a lot of you have already been through: the ordeal of packing up my house and getting it ready to sell.I've been in the fortunate position these last seven years of not being forced to leave and being able [...]
Tue, Mar 10, 2015
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Yesterday I had to go to Babies R Us to find a gift for a friend of mine who very selflessly got pregnant so that she could prove to all of us who are the same age that we're still young and fertile (that's not really why she got pregnant, [...]
Thu, Feb 19, 2015
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There is an epidemic in this country that very few people talk about. Actually, way too many people talk about it but not with the right perspective.The fight against obesity.Now, I'm all for educating others on the value of a healthy diet. But what doesn't make sense is [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
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Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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Dear Grocery Store Line Encroacher, You don't know me, but I'm the woman whose ankle you bruised while you were trying to inch your way closer to the checker in the line at the grocery store. I'm the one who had to squeeze in between the front of your [...]
Tue, Jun 10, 2014
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I'm in the thick of Spring Break. And I'm going a little crazy.This year my house seems louder than usual. I don't know if it's my kids' ages or what, but my house is in a constant state of noise. And I won't lie to you.If my [...]
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