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 ...

Me too

“Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Don’t forget to breathe,” I am telling myself. My heartrate, as of late, has been too fast, and so I am trying to use some of my calming tools. One of my kids is painting pottery at the kitchen table. The other is eating cold pizza and watching Peppa Pig. My husband is ...

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 ...