As a former wife of an addict, this post hit me to the core. The author, Forest Benedict, is a powerhouse in the anti-porn movement, and I feel honored work alongside him. For all the other wives and partners of addicts out there … take courage. There is hope. Just ask Forest … and his… Read More “What My Wife is Worth” by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C
One afternoon as I was driving with my little boy, suddenly he piped up from the backseat: “Hey Mom. We have different last names, right? So which one of us isn’t part of the family? You or me?” The question hit me like a ton of bricks. I explained that of course we are both… Read More “Blended With Love”
I love to write in my journal. But my writing has been particularly vigorous lately. Like … physically vigorous. In fact, if handwriting analysis came into play, a professional might pronounce my need for an “I-love-me” jacket and a padded room during the past few months. Seriously. When I say writing is good therapy for me, I’m… Read More Fresh and New
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results. –Herman Melville I love my kids. I do. I know I have amazing children. So this is not a bash on my kids. And don’t… Read More ‘Selfie-Centered’ Kids?
So … It’s official. I’m no longer a preschool mom. This little guy is my youngest. And he just had his last day of preschool. Ever. But lest you think my blog is always serious and dramatic … Wait … Is my life always serious and dramatic …? Anyway, instead of dwelling on last-day-of-preschool drama,… Read More 10 Secrets Behind a Pinterest-Perfect Summer Bash