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So, Your Spouse is Gay.

Oh, hi. Anyone still reading? It’s been a while. A year and a half, actually, since I announced the end of my marriage. When the news came out, I was bombarded with messages from fellow gay spouses all around the world. The letters of support were easy to respond to, and so very much appreciated.…

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The Gift of Disconnecting

It’s been a rough several months; hell, it’s been a rough several years. So, with the kids happily away at overnight camp and no husband or dog at home anymore to keep company or take care of, I settled on the perfect gift to myself: A week away all about me and only me. I arrived…

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Some Personal News…

Yesterday, Jeff and I told our children that we are divorcing, after more than 17 years of marriage and 23 years of togetherness. We also told them that the impetus for the divorce is the fact that Jeff is gay. Without getting into too much personal detail, this is a reality which we have faced…

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Hell Yes, I’m With Her. Here’s Why.

Support your husband’s dreams and follow his lead, even if it takes you to a place — and a life — far from everything you’ve worked toward. Take his last name, so that people in your community view him with more respect and authority. Cut and style your hair to better fit the mold of…

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How Blogging Has Changed Since 2008

Today marks eight years since I started blogging, which is pretty much a million years in internet time. Of course, much changes in a million years… Then: You started a free blog on Blogger and hit publish. Now: You pay for a url. You pay a designer to make you a custom design on WordPress. You pay more…

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Scary Mommy 2.0

For the last seven years, my goal has been to make Scary Mommy a destination for parents seeking support, camaraderie, information, and, of course, a healthy dose of levity. I’ve strived to give the site an authentic and relatable voice, where moms, dads, grandparents and other people on the periphery of parenthood can feel like…

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