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Love-Marriage-Baby

A DMB Series on the topic of Marriage after kids.

Choosing to be a working mom

Am I Less of a Mother for Being a Working Mom?

In the field I work in, many women get pregnant later on in life than others because they chose to get advanced degrees to further their career. After putting in several years for school and reaching a point in your life where you are somewhat financially stable, it’s hard to make the decision to walk […]

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Silent Marriage

The Silent Marriage: My Husband and I Officially Have Nothing to Talk About

My husband and I have been together for almost half our lives, and we officially have nothing to talk about. We have fallen victim to the “silent marriage”. It wasn’t always this way, however. There was an initial thrill, when dating, of learning everything about each other. We met in college, and we took advantage of […]

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Your Mother-in-law Wants You to Read This

As far as I know, there are two ends of the spectrum with in-laws: The Unicorn  — that miraculous relationship where a woman and her in-laws are seamlessly co-annexed into each other’s family; everyone just hugs all the time — and The Opposite — the entertaining-to-hear-but-not-live-out drama; the reason no one said “Huh? I don’t get it” when a […]

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Appreciate a Husband who Travels - Dallas Moms Blog

Appreciating A Husband Who Travels

The last time my husband went on a five-day work trip, the kids won their version of Lord of the Flies by day three.  While the little one destroyed my eyesight by breaking my glasses and covering the remaining monocle with a thick layer of baby smudge prints, the bigger one broke me down emotionally […]

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My January Detox

New Years Detox Plan

I have spent a month indulging: spending, eating, drinking, skipping the gym and saying yes to dessert. I know I can’t be the only one feeling like I need a good detox, right? I have been looking forward to the New Year as a natural transition into better habits; January is the perfect time to […]

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Seven Kid-Free Resolutions for the New Year

I love our kids.  I mean I really, really love them – more than I’ve ever loved anything in my entire life.  Like shooting stars and universe explosions and never ending sea depths type of love.  Crying during diaper commercials and hawk hovering at the playground and looping kidz bop songs in the car and […]

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How a Weekly Date Night Changed our Relationship

I have previously written a post on babysitters {here} and how getting what I wanted from a babysitter required that I stop trying to convince her that I am cool. I was having a major problem trying to make life easier on the sitter and therefore negating my life being easier — which is what I […]

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how we became foster parents

Joy and Loss: How We Became Foster Parents

First, we got a license to be a foster care home, and then we “opened” to receive calls for potential placement. We opened at midnight on a Monday. I turned on my phone ringer Sunday night, just in case. I had the feeling of anticipation identical to the days before my biological babies were born, when I was […]

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