To the Single Mom Who Juggles It All (and Drops a Few Balls)

Written in one rough, frayed take because . . . no time. Seemed appropriate. Happy Mother’s Day to the single mom who fiercely loves her children and steps into any and every role to keep her precious family safe and stable. feels the crushing weight of not only...

Showing Scars #2: My Everyday is Never “Normal”

Scar #2: My everyday is never “normal.” It’s recovering from or responding to the latest crisis or setback. Take this last week. I go to physical therapy (for vertigo/balance issues), pleased to be feeling better. I walk on the treadmill, look to the left, and throw...

3 Realities of Singleness Ignored on Valentine’s Day

Confession time. This year I gave in to curiosity (read: temptation) and sampled the countless Valentine’s Day Facebook posts. After catching myself internally petitioning authors to ease up on their advice to singles, I realized there are three realities often...

When My Courtship Failed

I spent my teen years sure I’d have a first-kiss-at-the-wedding, fairy-tale courtship and happily-ever-after marriage with beautiful children. After all, if I am “committed to courtship,” believe that “true love waits,” and say “marriage is ’til death do us part’,”...