Archive of ‘Let’s Get Real’ category

Making Marriage Work Through the Tough Times

When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived in a neighborhood filled with other young couples and starter families.  One weekend afternoon I went to the local home improvement store with one of the neighbors who was also recently married to her husband.  On the drive to the store we shared our stories of […] Read more…

A Mother’s Duty to End Racism

Like every mother I spent most of my boys’ young lives teaching them that hitting is wrong.  Having two sons that lesson had to be reinforced often.  Like real often.  But then in elementary school something changed.  The stories I had heard about bullying now suddenly were actually happening to my friend’s children.  Nasty, scary […] Read more…

Lessons Learned From My (Spoiler Alert:  Mostly Disastrous) Three Weeks without my Children

I need to confess that I am that mom who hasn’t left her children with sitters for longer than one night in order to have a romantic overnight alone with her husband.  I also need to confess that I preach regularly about putting your relationship with your spouse in a priority position because someday, God […] Read more…

New Poll Shows Opposite Sex Interpersonal Skills Haven’t Developed Past the Middle School Dance Level

When I read the findings of a poll published in this week’s New York Times I felt like perhaps the Morning Consult, the firm that had conducted the poll, had inadvertently surveyed the citizens of Saudi Arabia rather than the good ‘ole US of A. The poll showed without a doubt that adults do not […] Read more…

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