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Don't hold it against him, but my husband is not Cajun. He's from northern Louisiana in an area that is more closely Arkansas or Texas, but basically, he's absolutely not Cajun. Not even a little bit. I try to convert...
Call me biased, but I adore my hometown.  Not only does it have all the charm of any southern town you can put next to it, but Natchez holds the spot for the most plantation homes. Thanks mainly to the...
One of my most favorite parts of my job as a hospice social worker is to meet with couples who have been married over 50 years. Sometimes they sweetly hold each others hands and look deep into each others...
Some husbands and fathers spend their days doing the most routine, predictable, day-to-day tasks. Starting the coffeemaker in the morning. Taking the kids to school a few days a week. Texting your wife when you are on your way...
I tried to do it quietly ... have a panic attack, that is. I was standing in the kitchen while my husband was trying to console our overly tired 4-month-old. I couldn’t let him see me fall apart again,...
While I’m certainly no expert, as my kids are only 7 and 4, I do think we are moving in the right direction with our girls and how to save money. When I was a kid, my parents basically...
For the last four-and-a-half years, we have been a single-income family. While we are far from struggling financially, we do not have the luxury of being frivolous with our money. Because of this, we’ve had the privilege of teaching...
When I left you, I was having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The divorce was fresh, but I was determined to move on. To get out of this deep hole. Get out...
Dinner out. Movies. Dinner out. Museum. Dinner out. Escape room. Dinner out. Wine Bar. And around and around and around ... Date night so easily becomes rote and boring. It's hard enough to schedule the time to spend together,...
Dear Husband, It was almost over, you know. I couldn’t do it anymore. Life had gotten hard, and you had checked out. 100% completely checked out. I was doing it all. It got to the point where my therapist and...

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