After a long night of nursing and rocking my newborn Eliana, I was an exhausted, irritable mess. I was flipping pancakes, while bouncing a crying Eliana who was strapped onto me by a baby carrier. Keeping clutter at bay seemed impossible as my 23-month-old Jeremiah threw around the dish towels I had just folded neatly in a drawer. Marilette and her family. As I unstrapped...

Posted on Jan 28 2015 - 9:00am by Hanna

If you’ve read a past All Will Be Well post you know that I loved being married. You’ve read of my love for my husband, his love for me, and our all around love of life. You’ve probably felt sorry as you learned of our suffering, our heartbreak, and the fear in which we lived for years as we braced ourselves for a potential leukemia relapse. You...

“I’m gettin’ the hell out of here,” I said, slamming the door. My girlfriend and now fiancée, Jazmin, and I were having what was probably one of our worst arguments of all time. (I forget what it was about—probably something petty.) She was screaming at me, I was screaming at her, things were getting thrown. It was that kind of fight. I had just gotten money from my income tax return, and I had a pocket full of cash. As I left the house, I thought, “Why shouldn’t I just have fun and smoke some meth?” It had been about...

There I was at the entrance of a bar, welcoming new people who have come to attend the young adult event being hosted there, and asking people to fill out nametags. Not the first place my friends would have thought to look for me. Laura and Kyle. For years I had been attending this event–which involves a bar, a guest speaker, and a group of young adults. Sometimes...

To the man who hopes to date me: There are a few things that you need to know when it comes to dating me. First of all, I am a single mother of two children. I want you to know that they will always come before anything else in my life, including you. My kids are my world and I would do anything for them. Flickr/ Jonathan Reyes So with that said, no I will not drop...

“Oh. My. Gosh.” I turned toward my sister as we walked over to her car. “What?” I asked. “That Anthony,” she said meaningfully, “He just seems so great.” “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” I responded, immediately figuring out what she was implying. “There is absolutely nothing going on between me and Anthony, and there’s not going to be. He’s not my type...

I’ve heard it said that hindsight is foresight, and all of us can look back at moments in our lives where we made poor relationship choices, or stayed too long with a spouse or significant other who, in one way or another, mistreated us. It’s always easier to see where things went wrong when we look back at relationships than it is going into them. Alysse’s...

The day I found out I was pregnant, I cried. The feeling that I was now responsible for not only my health, but the person inside of me as well, was extremely overwhelming. Jazmin and Tyler at their baby shower. I had only been diagnosed a few months before with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a degenerative disease that mainly affects collagen in your body. Collagen is an...

At times a woman may avoid a guy because she really is not interested in him, but other times, strangely, a woman may do it because she is! This can understandably be quite frustrating. Yes, I ignore you because I like you and I am not the only woman who tends to do this. Flickr/Hammonton Photography A friend of mine once told me that she has tried this “ignoring...

Dating as a single parent is hard for about a billion reasons. I have taken my son on a few dates while my daughter was at her dad’s. Let’s just say they weren’t very good dates. My son did not listen to me whatsoever on any of them. One time we went to a steakhouse that was packed, and it was almost a two hour wait. They had barrels of peanuts to crush and...