While every city street is lined with twinkling lights, and Christmas music plays, it’s not always easy to feel joy in your heart.
It can often be a simple reminder. For me it’s cinnamon gum. We always used to put cinnamon gum in my dad’s stocking, and I find myself in line at the grocery store, buying it and closing my eyes as I chew it.… READ THE REST
So, here it is. I’m sure you’re all expecting me to say something fantastic about my dating life. Well, I can’t. Because I don’t have a dating life. “Dating lives” do not exist in this generation.
There are two levels to this whole “dating” thing.… READ THE REST
To paraphrase Kevin McCallister,
“I’m painting things and taking off wall fixtures, you better come home and stop me!”
That’s one way to get your husband home a little faster. A phrase I used as recently as yesterday because it’s almost a holiday and scheduled company always gets a DIY-er motivated to do a last minute project.… READ THE REST
Jane Elliott is an American icon and anti-racism activist. Her 1968 classroom experiment, “blue-eyes, brown-eyes,” received national attention and has since been turned into a documentary aired on ABC, The Eye of the Storm and subsequent books. Elliott appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show 5 times, was featured as Person of the Week by Peter Jennings, and in November 2016 was named to the BBC’s annual list of 100 women.… READ THE REST
I was 21 years old when I got engaged. I was ecstatic.
I was 22 years old when I called off that same engagement two months before the wedding. I was devastated.
The day that my engagement ended was probably the worst night of my entire life.… READ THE REST
My in-laws suck.
Kidding. They don’t. They’re actually really great… I think it’s God’s way of saying, your birth family is a nightmare, let me take it easy on you with this one. Just some nice Christian folk, that are family focused, with good morals and no drug addictions or notable mental illness to speak of.… READ THE REST
The first time we got pregnant trying wasn’t even a thought. We were newlyweds, basking in the excitement of starting our life together, and in the midst of all the holidays we just got pregnant. Nine months later we had our son and it was perfect.… READ THE REST
I lost my dad to cancer in the summer. While families were going on vacations and taking trips to the beach, I had been going through the hardest days of my life. I spent the next year often rushing to the bathroom.… READ THE REST
I was 16 years old the first time I really kissed a boy. I had thought about kissing one long before that, but to be quite honest I was terrified. I pecked a boy in the 8th grade once, and that experience was damaging enough to keep my lips sealed for four more years.… READ THE REST
If you’re like me, you obsess about raising your child “right.” You are so hopeful that your child will feel a deep sense of worth, and if you facilitate that, this foundation will allow them to build morals and values that might be different from your own, but will keep them anchored, happy, and safe.… READ THE REST
I’m an actress. I travel for a living, no biggie right? All bets were off and the game totally changed when my daughter was born. My daughter is 23 months old and I had never left her before. Then I signed a contract to go on a day trip to Houston to film a movie…without her!… READ THE REST
It’s the season of giving and Spilled Milk wants to get involved! We have so much to be thankful for and we’d like to make this holiday season a little more joyful for you and those in need. So we’ve put together a giveaway that accomplishes BOTH.… READ THE REST
It’s the end of January and I am woken up by a phone call from an Unknown number in California. I typically don’t answer unknown numbers because if the call is important they will usually leave a voicemail.
Sure enough, they did!… READ THE REST
Dear ocean eyes peeping out from the bundle of pink,
Rest your head little one- it comes hard for you, I know, but maybe, just maybe, if Momma and Daddy get just a little more sleep, the screaming would stop.
Wondering who gets me on Christmas
Dear peering through the bars of what used to be your crib,
Momma and Daddy tried to get you excited about the new baby, but it sure made you angry when you could no longer crawl onto Mommy’s lap at bedtime.… READ THE REST
It happened again, I was working behind the bar and I heard a familiar voice, It was a man spitting vitriol about marriage: the words are sometimes different, but they always say the same thing.
Marriage is: awful, boring, a mistake, don’t do it.… READ THE REST
The other day I did a couple dozen different things that all looked exactly the same. I checked the weather, found a recipe, made a grocery list, wrote an email, talked to a friend, and googled way too many miscellaneous questions, just to name a few.… READ THE REST