Relationships

My husband is a careful man. He’s cautious and predictable, sturdy and stable. He worries. He double and triple checks. He analyzes the placement of the knives on the countertop and not-so-slyly checks the lock on the oven door when I’m cooking dinner. He makes sound financial choices and he’s conservative with our money, despite […]

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​Two of my best friends are coming to visit us this weekend and I’m so excited. The last time the three of us were together was last fall. Their visit just so happened to coincide with Seth’s 15-year high school reunion, so we spent our weekend together in a small town in western Iowa where […]

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With each day that passes, I learn more about long-term monogamy. These are the types of lessons you can only learn through real-life experiences. Things like knock-down/drag-out fights, nights sleeping on the couch or in an otherwise empty bed, spending some evenings so exhausted you can hardly bare to listen to another story that will […]

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When we had our boys, my husband and I weren’t married, we had no plans of getting married and I had ZERO desire to ever change my name. To be honest, I have never – at any stage in my life – looked ahead and envisioned myself ever changing my name. It just wasn’t something, […]

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Last year I coined 2016 the year of the fantastic ordinary and I shared the stories of my fantastic, ordinary family members and friends who were unknowingly living beautifully inspiring lives. This year, as I look back at 2017, the majority of what I see are the figurative mountains and challenges it presented locally, nationally […]

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In preparation for anniversary week, I reached out to some of the most in love, hard working couples I know to ask for either their best relationship advice or the biggest lesson they’ve learned within their marriages. As we all know, relationships are hard – marriage is hard. A smart woman once told me everyone’s […]

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I spend so much time here on Abbott and June focusing on what it means to be a mom, what it looks like to live with two small, constantly-evolving humans and what it is to be a parent in today’s day and age. Every now and then I’ll sprinkle in tidbits about my relationship with […]

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Last Sunday I returned from a long weekend in Minnesota. It was a fabulous weekend with some of my favorite people. It started with an overnight in Mayberry, the home of one of my college besties, Bev. Believe it or not, it was my first time visiting Mayberry – a tiny town cozied up half […]

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Lately, Seth and I have been having some of those big “life” talks – the kind that focus on the future, the kind that make you re-evaluate your relationships, the kind that leave you feeling like you have no idea what you’re doing or where you’re meant to be or what you’re meant to be doing. […]

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Over the weekend we sent the boys to spend a couple days with my parents. Friday night we had plans to help Seth’s mom celebrate her birthday. On Saturday, we had plans to pretend each other didn’t exist. Now, I know that might sound like I’m getting ready to tell some story about how we […]

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