Dead Ends: Book Give Away with Erin Jade Lange

March 26, 2014

Exciting news! I’m starting a new book-giveaway series. I’ll be chatting with authors who write about single parent and blended families. Please join me. First up, I’m thrilled to introduce Erin Jade Lange (above), the 35-year-old Arizona author of Dead Ends.   Dead Ends (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013) is a poignant story that pulled me right […]

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Snapshot: Are you dating again?

February 7, 2014

Although five years (!) have passed since I met Chris, I remember the month of February as if it were a framed photo on my wall, my eyes resisting loneliness. I’ll admit it: Valentine’s Day has always brought out the mushiness in me. Every February, I’d vowed to stay open to love. Sure enough, a […]

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Snapshot: When you and your husband disagree about parenting

December 28, 2013

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions. Do you? This coming year, I resolve to stop picking fights with Chris. It’s usually about little things, and almost always when I’m exhausted (Hello, mom of a toddler!). But still. Sometimes it’s not nice. So, there you have it. I’m going to do my best to be […]

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Walking pneumonia

November 6, 2013

I had pneumonia last month. I guess it’s called “walking pneumonia” because I was still walking around. Barely. The thing is, I rarely get sick. Which was why — even though I was coughing and exhausted for weeks — I kept going. I thought I’d caught the cough that was going through our family. I […]

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Are you afraid to fall in love again?

July 31, 2013

When I first met Chris in 2009, I had a hole in my heart. It was like it had been taped over with duct tape after so many relationships gone bad. I wasn’t going to let anyone too close again. I knew how much it would hurt if that tape got ripped off. The truth […]

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The Glass Wives: a summer book give away

July 1, 2013

How often to you reach the last page of a novel and think, with tears in your eyes, “I don’t want this to end”? That’s how I felt when I finished The Glass Wives, by Amy Sue Nathan. Amy also happens to have been one of my very first blog commenters right here, way back […]

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From Facebook friends to fiancés: a blended family wedding

May 26, 2013

These days, there are so many single parents blogging about what it’s like to date again. But how often do you run into two single parent bloggers who are telling the world — independently — what it’s like to be in a relationship with each other? Well, let me introduce you to Todd and Kelly. […]

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