Marriage before baby or baby before marriage?
For my husband and I we chose to get married before having a baby. Even though we had been together for a really long time, it was important to us to have the contract in place before we brought a new life into this world.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 23, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
Previously, I wrote about the health risks Moms and children face when births aren't spaced out enough. Of course, this isn't the end of the story. Finnish researchers have found that having several close-in-age children can put a strain on the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 22, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments
My parents separated and divorced when I was in junior high school. Although I am not sure of the exact terms of the custody arrangement, I can say that my brother and I lived with our Mom and visited our Dad for a few weeks during the summer. I am pretty sure this was because we lived in South Carolina and my Dad lived in Indiana.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 6, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments
Let's take a mental break today.
Someone combed through the U.S. Census data and used information from the…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 16, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
Added by bobbi keener on November 10, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments
As I have mentioned before, my parents divorced when I was young. There is no doubt in my mind that it was the best decision for both of them. There is also no doubt in my mind that it was a hard decision for them to make.
I was one of the only children of divorce in my Catholic school (no surprises there),…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 17, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments
Added by darla halyk on July 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
My husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary at a fancy restaurant. After he ordered an expensive bottle of wine, he reached into his pocket and pulled out his gift to me. It was a handwritten list of treasured memories from our marriage. Memories, he said, that reminded him of how much we belonged together.
It was a long list, maybe twenty or so memories. I glowed…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on May 27, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Starting when Hana was a toddler, I’ve raised her to be very polite and respectful. Hana always uses please and thank you, excuses herself from the table, and asks before taking. Her teachers constantly rave about how obedient and helpful she is in school. I beam when people tell me how well behaved she is and how amazing her manners are. There had been no…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on June 5, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
Exercising regularly was definitely high up on my list of goals when I got divorced. It was yet another way to get myself out of rock bottom. Before Hana was born, I went to the gym 4 or 5 days a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Budgeting and finances are things that everyone should be thinking about, but it is especially hard for single moms. After Successful Single Moms Need Help Too, I knew I needed to find a way to help myself. I carried away some hefty…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments
It doesn't feel like it’s been almost 4 years since I was divorced, but I do feel like I've come a long way. Working on remodeling my interior during my transition was outrageously more difficult than Eva 2.0—The Exterior.…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on April 10, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Many women seek a gay man as a BFF for several reason including, but not limited to: the security of male companionship without worrying about sexual advances, harmless flirting with no expectations, and total honesty to relationship insights. I have all of these BFF qualities with my friend, Jordan, except that he’s straight. Jordan and I met in college, where we…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on March 29, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments
My daughter, Hana, often comes up with ideas to enlarge our little family, though I always teach her that Every Family is Different. The most common idea is for Mommy and Daddy to get back together. If you’ve kept up…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on March 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Some people just weren't supposed to get married, but it seems like that is almost always the case with celebrities.
Why is it? Too much exposure? Is it the price of being famous? Are the rumors too much? Is the schedule an issue? I'd say that all these things come into play, but I'm no marriage counselor. I recently read an article on the longest celebrity marriages, which made me curious about which marriages didn't stand the test of time. By that, I mean, I want to know…Continue
Added by Diane Kuehl on February 28, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments
Three months ago my husband moved out. Two months ago, I filed papers for a divorce. One month ago, I spent any spare time in bed trying to wrap my head around the failure of my marriage. And last week, I dragged myself up, put a smile on a my face and started to refocus. And now that smile has become real.
I'll be honest, as I try to always be with you guys, I was not going to share this life changing experience on here. The title 'Divorce' comes with preconceived notions, ideas…Continue
Recently, a friend asked me to share my testimony. I was a taken aback. No one had ever asked me for my story before. Come to think of it, I wasn't so sure I had much of a story to tell. When I hear testimonies of how people had drastic circumstances that brought them to the Lord, I am usually in awe. Former gangsters, former drug dealers, former atheists, former prositutes, orphans, homeless...these are the people that have a testimony, right? I've done plenty of stupid stuff in my…Continue
Added by Sarah Burd on July 29, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments
Added by Nikki Lovins-Jones on July 4, 2012 at 1:57am — No Comments
I am a divorcee. I am also a second wife (the remarriage kind, not the polygamy kind), a stepmom, and a frustrated ex-wife.
Ask anyone who truly knows me: very often, I have to learn things that hard way. Unfortunately, this sometimes comes at the expense of those around me. My poor decisions that led up to my first marriage (which was also a poor decision) created a world that now creates a harsh reality for me and my children. That reality is a split living…Continue
Added by Sarah Burd on June 14, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments