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You're Sexy and I Know It

You’re Sexy and I Know It

Psst… hey, Mama… yeah, you with the tired eyes and the coffee stain on your shirt. See, I’m a single mom — still proudly sporting a toddler on my hip and bed head at school drop off — and I know something you don’t. Fact number one that you need to know is this: You […]

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sadmom

Why I Didn’t Stay for the Kids

It’s true what they say about the 7-year itch. But what about the 8th, 9th, and 10th years? Sometimes, my marriage still itches. Ten years is a long time to do anything over and over again. Most people don’t stay in a job longer than a few years before they move on to reenergize their career. I […]

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dawn-nature-sunset-woman

It’s True, I Have a Broken Vagina

For as long as I can remember, intercourse has been painful. I barely recall it being enjoyable in my 20s, but for the most part, it has hurt me more than it has pleasured me. Let me explain. I have been plagued with intolerable menstrual cramps, abdominal pain and heavy periods since my teens. Irritable […]

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Married Life

I Haven’t Spoken To My Husband In 4 Years

I haven’t spoken to my husband in four years. No, we aren’t separated and he hasn’t gone missing.  It’s just that we have toddlers, two of them. Yes, I’m being rather facetious, but I know I am not the only person who feels this way with their spouse. Some days, okay, a lot of days […]

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The Secret Sauce in a Successful Marriage

What’s the Secret Sauce in a Successful Marriage?

One of our favorite hobbies as a couple is whipping up some tasty recipes. Anyone who has been in the kitchen knows that some recipes are harder to execute than others, but with trial and error, patience, and practice, I believe any recipe can be perfected in its own way. Sometimes, the secret ingredient is […]

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Rings on Bible

Love & Marriage: The State of Our Union

With a new administration in office, some people are likely hopeful about what the future might bring, while others are overwhelmed with feelings ranging from regret to anxiety to fear.  I’ve learned that the lifelong commitment of marriage and parenthood often takes us through a similar range of emotions. One could argue that in both […]

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Summer Dates in Jacksonville

Spark up the Heat with Summer Dates

Once you have kids, getting five minutes alone can be a challenge, so going out for a couple hours on a date can sometimes be too much to ask. But don’t let fireworks be the only sparks flying this summer. Summer’s warm weather and longer days combined with Jacksonville’s abundant water and outdoor activities set […]

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