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8-Minute Memoir Marriage

8-Minute Memoir: A Token of Twitterpation

This essay is part of an 8-minute memoir challenge hosted by Ann Dee Ellis. Day 5: Write about something [...]

ADHD Marriage Parenting

Let’s Talk About ADHD

Last month, I shared about my depression -- which was kind of scary to do. But you all were so [...]


The first 10 years of marriage: What I’ve learned

Today is my 10th wedding anniversary. It's a big one, and as a writer, I feel this funny [...]

Holidays Marriage

Happy anniversary

  I hear lots of unsolicited downer "facts" about the future. Don't you? "You'll never sleep again," said to [...]

Humor It's Just Me Marriage

Public service announcement

I come from strong Mormon pioneer stock. My ancestors crossed the plains from Illinois to Utah on foot. [...]


Eight years of marriage!

Right before my last year of college at BYU, I went home to California for a two-week break [...]

Babies Marriage

Love without words

Every now and then the baby (who's really a toddler *sob*) won't go to bed at night. Instead [...]


The work never ends

They are having the same discussion again. Sometimes she is so angry she pushes until it is a [...]

Date Ideas Marriage

An escape to make the return sweeter

A friend and I were talking a few weeks ago about how often we go on dates with [...]

It's Just Me Marriage

The ugly side of aging

Yesterday I went to the dermatologist to have a worrisome spot on my arm checked out.  It's been [...]