May 24, 2008. I’m 22, a freshly minted college graduate with an English degree and no job prospects. Jeremy, my groom, is also 22, also newly graduated, and also jobless. Our real diplomas haven’t even arrived in the mail...
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Marriage is an odd, unique concept. You find a person who you love so much that you make a lifelong commitment to them. I know not every marriage lasts a lifetime, but normally that's the goal at the beginning....
Being a widow at 20-years-old was not in my childhood, prince charming-filled dreams. Neither was becoming a mom at 18 years of age. The people who were around after the funeral told me that being a widow must feel...
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Last May, with most of my belongings in storage, I loaded my two boys and our 80 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback in the minivan and headed into the next little chapter of our lives – a near-epic road trip meant...
I remember laughing with a work colleague when we found out a married couple we knew were actually years younger than us. How could people younger than us be married? Both of us were on the verge of our...
Oh, how I love my husband, and the great Man above knows I do with all my heart and soul. But I promise, if my husband says to me, “What are you so stressed about?” one more time...really? Why...
It happened. I went to Las Vegas, and I hit the Jackpot! I didn't win money, or cars, or free hotel stays. Instead, I won the rest of my life. They say the best things happen unexpectedly--and that's true. I...

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Halloween season is upon us, and with it come tons of fun events around the Scenic City. Grab your costume and get ready for...