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 swear I've written a blog about this subject, but for the life of me I can't find it. So, if you've been reading this blog for years I apologize if this is a repeat. But then again, maybe it bears repeating.I received an email from someone who was generally beating herself up because of a falling out with family members during the last week. Her husband has only been gone a [...]
Mon, Sep 08, 2014
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I'm beginning to think that all of us women in our thirties and forties are just a hot mess.We're not young enough to still have that sunny outlook that everything is going to be okay all of the time and we're not old enough to just say "screw it" and completely not care what other people think about what we do. And, unfortunately, we're a couple of decades away from completely losing that filter [...]
Fri, Sep 05, 2014
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So, I was at my Yin Restorative class this morning and, once again, the instructor said something that got me thinking. I both love and dislike it when this happens because it gives me a lot of food for thought, but it also makes me want to shout out, "Wait! Say that again. Does anyone have a pen hiding in their skin-tight yoga pants so I can write this down?"Needless to say, shouting [...]
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
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I was going to write about something different today.With all of the stuff that's been going on in the last couple of weeks...I had a lot to write about. But I'm sure I'm not the only blogger this morning who is changing her mind on her subject matter.Robin Williams.He's everywhere today, isn't he?Yesterday I posted on Facebook and Twitter that his death was making me feel a little weepy. I read at least [...]
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
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1. Because anyone over the age of 35 will have to relearn how to type and we've got enough problems trying to figure out our heath insurance.2. Because it changes the balance of power between the period and the comma, placing them at the same level (which makes the period bitter).3. Because changing rules about grammar should be against the law. I can understand how scientists can come back and tell [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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 cart and the handle of mine because you, believing it would get you out the door faster, left me no room to move my cart. [...]
Tue, Jun 10, 2014
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 house is like this now, it has me thinking I should start pre-drinking for summer vacation.It's taken me a few days to realize the root [...]
Thu, Mar 27, 2014
This week, the Today Show briefly mentioned a story that made the bitch in me sit up and listen.Why we hold grudges about little injuries but forgive big ones. This really couldn't come at a better time for me, personally, because I've been trying to figure that out myself - why I have forgiven some pretty major things in my life...but I can't get over the little stuff.I'm just glad I'm not alone. [...]
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