My Parenting Confessional

is creating short stories revealing how I made my way through parenthood

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I was born in the '70s.
Raised in the '80s.
Had kids in the '90s.
And I empty nested in the '00s.

Growing up in my childhood home was hard, making babies was easy, and raising great kids was challenging.

I met my husband, Greg, in 1991. I was 17 and he was 23. Naturally, we were arrogant, carefree, and madly in love with each other given our young age. Somewhere in those late nights, and definitely before marriage, everything changed when we made a baby. Turns out, contraceptives only work when you use them.

We entered parenthood determined to leave behind the traditional, broken family cycles we were raised in. Our definition of those cycles have been called delusional by some and perceived as rejection by others.

I started my family in what some call sin. When my life's choices looked irresponsible to others, they were the most defining moments of my damn life. Three kids in and failing as many times as I succeeded, I reinvented those broken cycles and instead created the most tender, raw, and messy experiences of real life. The lessons learned along the way became the insight I used to raise myself and my family.

Now, 26 years later, we're young empty nesters and more in love than the day we met. My kids are now in their twenties and are out in the world living a good life that I hope like hell we prepared them for.

The Art Of Love, Sex & Illegitimate Baby Making: My Parenting Confessional is a throwback to those early days. A collection of short stories revealing how I made my way through young marriage and unconventional parenting, these are my personal stories and how I remember them.
Some names have been changed and a lot of crap left out, but the memories and actions shared are the real-life experiences that have shaped me and remain as the true character and foundation of this book series. If you're reading this and are offended, it's none of my business what you think of me, so please have a nice day.

Parenthood ain't for wimps.
I was born in the '70s.
Raised in the '80s.
Had kids in the '90s.
And I empty nested in the '00s.

Growing up in my childhood home was hard, making babies was easy, and raising great kids was challenging.

I met my husband, Greg, in 1991. I was 17 and he was 23. Naturally, we were arrogant, carefree, and madly in love with each other given our young age. Somewhere in those late nights, and definitely before marriage, everything changed when we made a baby. Turns out, contraceptives only work when you use them.

We entered parenthood determined to leave behind the traditional, broken family cycles we were raised in. Our definition of those cycles have been called delusional by some and perceived as rejection by others.

I started my family in what some call sin. When my life's choices looked irresponsible to others, they were the most defining moments of my damn life. Three kids in and failing as many times as I succeeded, I reinvented those broken cycles and instead created the most tender, raw, and messy experiences of real life. The lessons learned along the way became the insight I used to raise myself and my family.

Now, 26 years later, we're young empty nesters and more in love than the day we met. My kids are now in their twenties and are out in the world living a good life that I hope like hell we prepared them for.

The Art Of Love, Sex & Illegitimate Baby Making: My Parenting Confessional is a throwback to those early days. A collection of short stories revealing how I made my way through young marriage and unconventional parenting, these are my personal stories and how I remember them.
Some names have been changed and a lot of crap left out, but the memories and actions shared are the real-life experiences that have shaped me and remain as the true character and foundation of this book series. If you're reading this and are offended, it's none of my business what you think of me, so please have a nice day.

Parenthood ain't for wimps.

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