Good Mom?

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The boy stretched his arms upward in expectation. “Carry me, Mommy,” he said. Instead of lifting him, the very pregnant woman squatted next to him and steadied her swollen body. “Oh, I wish I could, sweetie,” she said. “Mommy’s too pregnant to lift you for a while. How about we hold hands as we walk […]

Ever Feel Like You’ve been Lied to?

Happens all the time, doesn’t it? 3 siblings. Each with a different version of what happened. Parent hears the most effective communicator of the 3 tell the story.  Believes. Other parent hears the other 2′s versions… not sure who to believe. Parents discuss.  They disagree. Get kids together.  Go through the whole thing again. As […]

Ever Feel Like You’ve been Lied to?

Happens all the time, doesn’t it? 3 siblings. Each with a different version of what happened. Parent hears the most effective communicator of the 3 tell the story. Believes. Other parent hears the other 2′s versions… not sure who to believe. Parents discuss. They disagree. Get kids together. Go through the whole thing again. As […]

How to Destroy Your Marriage

The conversations end the same way. “I’ve had enough.” Hearts chewed up, spit out, and stomped on by their spouses, their pain lying raw on the cold hard cement of public judgment and well-intentioned sympathy, the tears flow and anger seethes as the circle of “those who know” widens. And the enemy smiles. The wives […]

Has the D-Word Entered Your Mind?

I spent the first seven years of my marriage jockeying for position. I thought I should be in charge, and just like those before me, I found marriage pathetically lacking and unrewarding. Disappointed, I wondered why. I had it all – nice house (we’d upsized already), fabulous part-time career, awesome social network, sweet little boy, […]

Lying to Your Husband?

“What’s wrong?” he asks. “Nothing,” she says. “No really, you seem upset,” he inquires. “I’m fine,” she replies. Liar. How often do we do that with our husbands? Or others, for that matter? I have finally stopped saying I was fine when I wasn’t. So don’t ask me how I am unless you really want […]