Parenting, Stepmom Life

Haircuts and Graffiti: Why We Should Secretly Support The First Grade Rebellion

Last night, my wife got a text from her ex. A photo captioned “this just happened” gleefully chirped into her Inbox. We were settled in for the night, Netflix up and running, Stranger Things queued up for a binge. Jen opened up her text and looked at me sheepishly out of the corner of her eye. “Before… Read More Haircuts and Graffiti: Why We Should Secretly Support The First Grade Rebellion

Parenting, Wedding

How To Survive The First Six Months Of Marriage

This week marks six months since I married my best friend—happy half-anniversary Jen!— and I’ve never in my life been happier. The title of this post should have been how to thrive instead of survive, because that’s what we’ve done as a couple. They all say every relationship feels different after marriage, whether you’ve been together one… Read More How To Survive The First Six Months Of Marriage

Parenting, Stepmom Life

How Becoming A Stepmom Has Made Halloween My Favorite Holiday

Candy corn, costumes, haunted houses, and apple cider. These are all some of the best things about Halloween, but they aren’t what make it my favorite holiday now. I’ve always been the biggest fan of Christmas, with the fluffy snow, silver bells, and thoughtful gifts for all of my loved ones. Since I’m become a… Read More How Becoming A Stepmom Has Made Halloween My Favorite Holiday