Topic: Odds & Ends

Why I Stopped Saying ‘Someday’ When It Came To Having Kids

Why I Stopped Saying 'Someday' When It Came To Having Kids

I didn’t plan to be an old mom. I got married at twenty-three and wasn’t even sure I wanted kids. That ambivalence toward motherhood stretched through the first several years of my marriage. I didn’t think parenting was for me—I’d never babysat as a teenager or changed a diaper in my life. My husband Jay is in the Navy and his back-to-back deployments meant having a child wasn’t just on the back burner—it was on a burner in someone else’s kitchen. “Someday when we have kids” was a phrase we used often, but it never seemed real. A resolution for a distant new year, maybe. More »

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Best Friend That Will Prove You’re Soulmates

Valentineâs Day Gift Ideas For Your Best Friend That Will Prove Youâre Soulmates

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Let’s get one thing straight right now: just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love – who said it only had to be about celebrating romantic love? Take advantage of the holiday to celebrate one of the greatest loves of all: the love you have for your bestie. More »