Marriage

This morning, after reading the news and checking my social media feeds, I decided to take a quick look at what is going on in the celeb world. I saw all of the serious, tragic news stories (the ones that I have been following on the serious news outlets) featured on People.com, but I stopped when I ...

Love (notes) and marriage.

This evening, as my husband was putting the baby to bed, I went down to the basement to go through our belongings. I am cleaning things out because (gasp!) we are planning to move. But that's another story for another day. So in an effort to purge all things (I) deemed unnecessary, I took a few moments ...

Special Guest

On the latest episode of The Podcast I welcome a very special guest. Together we talk about wellness, my marriage post, and loving someone with a mental health issue. Have I piqued your interest? [audio mp3="http://mommyeverafter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Mommy-Ever-After-Episode-8.mp3"] Well, the audio is above and the Epi is live on iTunes and Carla Thomas is on the record player and love is in my heart. For anyone who ...

Here I stand.

It was last Thursday night. I posted a video on my "Insta Stories", in which I lamented about being exhausted, run-down and oh-so-busy. To see me looking "terrible", as I had been told twice that day (out of love, I should mention), you can click here. At that moment, I was just sitting down to dinner--a frozen burrito ...

Happy, Hard and Hopeful

"You need to write," my husband said to me yesterday, as I stood at the kitchen sink, filling the watering can with cool water for our plants. "Why do you say that?" I asked him. Not defensively, but I wanted to know if he was seeing the thing that I have been feeling.  "Because it has been too long ...

Stay with you

"I will stay with you through the ups and the downs, oh I will stay with you when no one else is around" Today is our 9 year wedding anniversary. 9 years ago today I took vows and a ring and a new name and a leap into a new chapter of my life. This past year has ...

Next to Normal

In April of 2009, for my 24th birthday, my parents, husband and I were lucky enough to see a preview of an upcoming Broadway Musical: Next to Normal. To try to summarize this show would be impossible for me, especially now, (things were so different for me back when I saw it for the first time ...

Anniversary 7

Today we celebrated our Anniversary 7. It's funny; I was going to say that it was the best Anniversary that I can remember, but then I read this post from three years ago and I realize that it is impossible to even try to compare. We are absolutely and completely different people than we were when ...

I guess this thing is growing up.

This week, there was a really lively and interesting debate under one of my Facebooks posts that was about getting rid of toxic friendships. I think that this post resonated with so many of us, which is why I felt so compelled to share it on my page. And it is funny. I decided, just ...

We talked about sex. (Let’s talk some more.)

SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT UPDATE: Last week, I wrote my first ever post about sex. I am very careful about the content that I include on my site, a site called "Mommy, Ever After", but I think that the post (and the subsequent conversations that it sparked) are lifestyle issues that will help all of us ...