Dear Newlywed, Looking back over the last decade of marriage, I have a thing or two to share with your naïve, confident and optimistic little self.
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Last week, someone on my Facebook newsfeed posted that she had the opportunity to help in an emergency with someone else’s child while at a local swimming pool. She noted that it was not anyone’s neglect that let to the incident, just that “it takes a village.” When I read that, I immediately agreed. As […]
Almost four years ago I moved to McAllen, TX, from St. Louis, MO. I had pretty intense culture shock. That being said, I’ve learned to adapt and like the Rio Grande Valley. [Related: NYC to the RGV] Here are 10 things I learned when I moved to the valley: After being taught all my life […]
This time last year, my husband and I were living and working in New York. Also, I was seven months pregnant. Then, just before Christmas, we packed up the last of our two-bedroom apartment, threw our cat in the car, and drove all the way down to Texas. On January 1st, we pulled into the driveway […]
House hunting is exciting. Finding your new family home is exhilarating. But let’s face it, moving is for the birds! With 14 moves under my belt (local and international combined) I consider myself a fairly seasoned mover. Give me some boxes, tape, newspaper and some time and I am good to go, oh and if […]
When my first child was born nine years ago, I learned something that surprised me. It’s possible to feel lonely as a mom – and not just on the occasional day or two. In fact, I’ve experienced three distinct lonely seasons (months or more) as a mother. The first happened right away. I transitioned from […]
We sold our house. We handed over the keys yesterday. As I stood at my front door locking it up for the last time, I was overwhelmed by how exhausting this move was. I know. Moving sucks. Nobody likes it. We had so much help and it still took us 5 days, 2 PODS, a […]