Dear Teenager

Dear Teenager, I get it.  Those jerks at school just keep on pushing and don't know when to back off.  I don't know why they target you, because you really are a good kid.  Your parents aren't who you need them to be either.  Either they are crazy strict and don't let you breathe...or they [...]

Dear Genevieve Cortese,

I'm a huge supporter of both you and your husband, Jared (Padalecki), and feel like we have a few really substantial things in common. What Could I have in common with genevieve? My husband constantly goes out of town for work. While my husband serves in the Air Force, yours goes out of country and [...]

Dear Husband: If I Die First

I read an article on Scary Mommy today that really hit a nerve with me. The author details how she would want her husband to raise their three daughters if she were to die first. Since my anxiety has often focused on "if I die first", of course I read it...ready to nod my head [...]

The Struggle of Parenting Is Real

Being a mom is a much bigger struggle than anyone has ever told me. You love your kid (or kids) so much and at times it feels like your heart is just going to explode with the pure volume of love. Even when they're acting like fools, not doing what they're supposed to, and driving you [...]

Can You Guarantee A Child’s Success?

You've seen it countless times.  A family with multiple children often (though not always) has a wild child, or black sheep.  This can occur even if children are brought up in similar manners, without trauma happening to one child and not the others.  So can you guarantee a child's success? Meet the Johnsons The Johnsons were [...]

Sisters Bond Beyond A Lifetime

Sisters understand one another like no one else ever can. Mississippi Man and I have been married 14 years and he is, without a doubt, my best friend. There are limitations to what he is able to understand about my upbringing. My sister, Amanda, has been with me through the most formative periods of my life [...]

Date Night: Why You Need One Tonight

Mississippi Man and I don't really do date nights. Since we are military it isn't possible to drop the kids off at their grandparent's home. About twice a year we have "date night" and the kids' uncle will watch them, but it's only for special events. That's about to change. Getting the Kids Out Our [...]