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Talking her off the ledge

I remember the first semester of my freshman year of college. After a whirlwind week full of orientation activities, including dances, parties, receptions, matriculation, and workshops, I settled into my tiny dorm room with my roommate who had a real love for brewing beer and listening to opera music. I wanted to make friends, do… Continue reading Talking her off the ledge

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I never thought I wanted children.

* Big thanks to my best friend, MeLissa Horseman, for today's post. She may have never wanted children, but she's become one of the best moms I know.* I never thought I wanted children. I barely thought I wanted to get married, let alone bring kids into the mix. This was a definite sore subject… Continue reading I never thought I wanted children.

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Gaining by losing

After a decade of two failed marriages, a whole lot of enabling and rescuing by yours truly, and poor financial decision making, I found myself in the same sad boat as many people do in America--I'd planned my mortgage, bills, and expenditures based on two decent incomes, and suddenly I found myself with one. Even… Continue reading Gaining by losing