Marriages

divorce after kids

When Love Falls Apart

It seemed like a normal enough week. I had lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while to discuss some work things and was excited to catch up. I couldn’t wait to hear about how life was going, how her kids were, etc. When she said the D word I sat in shock […]

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another child

Should We Have Another Child?

You know what’s frustrating? When someone asks you a question, but doesn’t seem satisfied if you don’t give them the answer they were looking for, or if you answer with “I’m not sure.” But you know what’s even more frustrating? When YOU’RE not satisfied with the answer “I’m not sure.” Let me explain. People often […]

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husband on father's day

To My Husband on Father’s Day — I Love Who We’ve Become

We’ve been together a long time, you and I. We’ve literally grown up together, making the transition from broke college students who scrounged together our last dollars from our work study jobs for the occasional dinner date, to our multiple degrees and new house in Austin. We’ve evolved from irresponsible young adults to semi-responsible parents of three (plus […]

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dads night out ideas

Dad’s Night Out Ideas

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Mom’s Night Out. Dinner and drinks with the ladies, a girly flick at Alamo Drafthouse, heck, even some freshly brewed coffee and a book discussion has me saying, ‘Yes!’ But, no lies, it also sounds super appealing to put the kids to bed (early of course), change into […]

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becoming a dad

You’re Not The Dad I Thought You’d Be

To my husband,  I like to think we have a love story Shakespeare would envy.    Truth is, we don’t. We’ve had incredible highs and unimaginable lows. We aren’t a love story found in a book. We are real, raw, imperfect people who choose to fight through the lows and cherish the highs. You are […]

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anniversary gifts

Anniversary Gifts, Austin-Style

  Life has a way of making us think we have all this time, right? And then suddenly you realize tomorrow’s your anniversary, and you end up sneaking off to Walgreen’s in the middle of the night like you’re the fourth member of PJ Masks to grab a card (as the cashier snickers). Then you […]

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