Happy Marriages Are Not Perfect Marriages

Happy marriages aren’t perfect marriages. They stand on opposite sides of the same crevasses all couples do, wondering how on earth to get to the other side. They experience the same gut-wrenching pain of being hurt. They feel the sting of the same sharp words. They’ve cried in the same darkness and felt the same …

30 Week Pregnancy Update

30 weeks. I love this stage of pregnancy. You can sense the end in sight, and it feels so good to just embrace all the beautiful bigness that comes with the third trimester. My first pregnancy, this stage scared me—but the fourth time around, my face is swelling, my heart is swelling, and I am …

Can I Give Each Child Enough Love?

Whenever I wonder, “is it worth it?” Whenever I think, “being a mother is hard.” Whenever I worry, “can I give each child enough love?” I think of my sisters. My best friends. My peer pressure. My workout partners. I think of years of sleepovers. The shoulders to cry on. The boy-talks. I think of …