About five years ago I learned something that has changed the way I look at my life and the way I contribute as a partner in my marriage. Now, I must give the disclaimer that I do not claim to be a marriage expert in any way, but I will say (at the risk of sounding like I'm bragging) I do have an incredibly strong and healthy marriage.Read More
11 years ago today, I planned and executed my wedding in 4 hours. Yes, you read that right.
When I tell people this, it raises a lot of questions! The biggest being... why? And that question is totally expected and reasonable.
I was not pregnant, so we'll get that one out of the way right quick. But here's the full story.Read More
When I met my husband at age 18, we pretty much were inseparable from that point on. After getting married, we did what a lot of married couples do; got excited about our dual income household, not to mention we lived somewhere with ridiculously cheap rent and my husband’s new job was a significant raise from what he had been making, so we felt and acted like we hit the lottery. We had two car payments, credit cards, student loans, etc. When we wanted something, we bought it on credit.
The real break down came when I lost not 1, not 2, but 3 jobs… in a row.Read More
I live in a society and culture that loves children. Women commonly have children very early in their lives, by choice. It is not uncommon for a woman in her mid-twenties to have several children and be planning to have more in the coming years. Despite whether or not it is anyone’s business, a woman age 23+ that is married will be asked, sometimes frequently, when she is going to have children.
We also live in a time where speaking out about infertility is becoming increasingly more common.
But one group of women that aren’t speaking out much yet are the ones that make a choice not to have children.Read More