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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Mon, Jun 22, 2015
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I am so tired right now. If you suddenly seehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyou'll know I did a face plant into my keyboard.Moving. I hate moving. I've always hated it. In fact, after moving into this house twelve years ago I told Brad that he was going to have to [...]
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Wed, May 20, 2015
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I'm going to throw a quote out there that some of you will embrace and some of you will shun. Much like the mindset "you can choose to be happy," this one implies that a lot of how we go through life is more in our control than we [...]
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