My husband and I were on a walk the other afternoon. Out of nowhere I saw tears form in his eyes. I didn’t have to ask what he was thinking about. I could tell by his vacant stare that it was you.… READ THE REST
When everyone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up it was an exciting question to explore. “The sky is the limit,” my teacher used to say. Well…. If that was the case I wanted to be a singer and “sing for Jesus.” Unfortunately Jesus didn’t give me the vocal cords so that didn’t happen.… READ THE REST
I’m angry. With you, with myself, with God.
Most of us who knew you, have lost a piece of ourselves. Those pieces were buried with you. We have questions. Why did you do this? Were we not enough to keep you here?… READ THE REST
If you clicked on this link looking for a pick-me-up, exit immediately. I got nothing for you.
A student stayed after class the other day to ask what my zodiac sign was. She said, “I just love that you are always so happy.” I immediately flinched and waited to see if Zeus may strike me with a bolt of lightning.… READ THE REST
Today’s blog was supposed to be something very different, I had plans to talk about one or all of my ex-boyfriends, how marriage is hard, but worth it, or how parenting is fun, but not. But I can’t do that today, because we are temporary.… READ THE REST
So first off there are different ways a breakup can go down. Sometimes it is due to falling out of love, cheating, distance, or even fear of being tied down. I see these as the main reasons for break ups although I know that there are others.… READ THE REST
There hasn’t been a war on American soil in a long time, so it’s easy to feel a bit detached from what’s going on in the world. I’m hoping to give you a different point of view by sharing what it’s like to be an immigrant in the United States.… READ THE REST
Motherhood is truly my greatest joy. You get to grow another human inside your body and feel their every move as they develop and thrive. You get to hold your heart outside of your body, which has been ravaged by 30 hours of natural labor and an emergency cesarean, in my case.… READ THE REST
“I could not hate this author or this article more.”
“Thanks for the man-splaining.”
There were hundreds of comments from women who definitely wanted to kill this guy; they felt ignored and invalidated.… READ THE REST
My name is Katie Yeager. You may recognize me from Teen Mom 3. Here is what you may not know…
The PTSD symptoms didn’t kick in until about six months later, followed by crippling anxiety, heightened by what has been a life long battle with depression.… READ THE REST
I had an abortion.
My boyfriend and I were both teenagers. We had been dating around two months; we were very excited to finally be together. We wanted to try new things and be adventurous, which for us, meant not using protection.… READ THE REST
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
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
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