I’m Not Hiding Anymore

Someone asked me if being me was exhausting. It really took me back because I didn’t understand the question. My immediate answer was, yes. I keep my schedule packed full and my days are never the same. My life, is in fact, exhausting.… READ THE REST

Dear Sperm Donor

Dear Father,

I hope you had a Merry Christmas. But in truth,

I hope your Christmas was miserable. I wish you had an ache in your heart because something was missing. I hope you were by yourself and it was just another day for you.… READ THE REST

Here is Why You Can’t Give Up

I leave tomorrow to compete in Mrs. World in Johannesburg South Africa.

 

I competed at Miss USA on June 8th, 2014. I prepared, I worked, I prayed, and I lost.

 

In the last 3 years, I have learned that your dreams don’t give up on you, if you don’t give up on them.… READ THE REST

I Learned to Be a Man From My Mom

82% of single-parents are mothers. The number of single-mothers has risen over the years as divorce continues to climb at alarming rates and dads disappear.

 

There is magic in a mother’s hand. It’s soft and forgiving, a mother’s “hush” can sooth a crying baby instantly.… READ THE REST

He’s Manipulating You

College is a fresh start where students find new beginnings. Figuring out the next step in life and who you want to be is the hardest part about it. For me, all it took was one class and one pretty cool professor, and in that class I discovered the root of all my problems.… READ THE REST

This Is How My Anxiety Impacts My Marriage

I’m just going to lay this out there: I have an anxiety and panic disorder. I’ve been plagued with severe anxiety and panic attacks for 12 years now due to multiple childhood traumas, and anyone reading this who has a similar struggle knows that this doesn’t mean I’m just kind of a nervous person.… READ THE REST

How to Become a Unicorn

If you want your relationship to go to the next level of intimacy, you may have to violate it. Someone please hold my avocado, this is life changing information.

 

Expectancy Violations Theory talks about what happens when you violate a social norm.… READ THE REST

I Barely Survived High School


This year my daughter will start Kindergarten. Which means I am naturally already having crippling anxiety over her first day of high school. You guys, WHAT THE HECK WAS HIGH SCHOOL?

 

I went to the principal’s office once. I asked him to repaint the bathroom stalls.… READ THE REST

Dads Cry Too

I was 6 years old. I told you I didn’t want to ride the bus. You said it wasn’t up for discussion. I begged and pleaded. I cried and pulled my hair. You were unaffected. I threw myself on the ground and vowed never to speak to you again if you made me get on that bus.

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My Lesbian Neighbors

I live in a nice upper class community. The type of place where you can go for long walks and wave to Randy while he throws ribeyes on the barbie.

 

In my neighborhood is a lesbian couple. At least I assume them to be lesbians.… READ THE REST

How Could You?

How did I learn to forgive?

 

This question has been the bane of my existence for 3 years now. Every event I speak at, I get asked that question and I truly can’t answer it. I am very good at beating around the bush.… READ THE REST

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