Mary B

Mary B. is a lifelong creative, dreamer, and joy seeker. Born and raised in northern Illinois, Mary attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, receiving her B.F.A. in acting, then worked as a sometimes actress/model, sometimes waitress. Mary and her husband got married in Sept 2012, welcomed a son in 2014, moved to Texas from Chicago in 2016, and welcomed a daughter in 2017, completing their family. She self-publishes her musings on marriage, motherhood, and life on her blog, Accidentally Texan,. In her free time {free time--ha!} Mary loves to read, cook {and eat ;)}, work out, swim, travel, and spend time with her family. Mary believes emotional connection is the root of humanity and our collective purpose in life.

Half My Heart:: Back To School Separation Anxiety

How are you feeling about the start of school this year? Do you or your child battle school separation anxiety?  I pride myself on having a close-knit family. We love each other AND we like each...

What I Learned about Motherhood from the Mother of a Trans Child

{For the sake of continuity, I'll be referring to the LGBTQIA+ community as the queer community in parts of this post. I realize it is not my place, but each of our own, to...

After the Seven Year Itch:: Staying Married While Friends Divorce

Eight to twelve years ago, my life was a bridal blur. My older sister was the first of my close friends to get married. From then on, engagement parties, bridal showers, dress fittings and ultimately,...

Postpartum Depression Hurts

Do any of you remember the pharmaceutical ad with the tagline, “Depression hurts, but you don’t have to”. It was an ad for an antidepressant several years ago. {Could have been five years ago,...

Library Love:: Why We Still Need Libraries in Modern Times

It’s the year 2021. Weren’t we all supposed to be driving flying cars and using hoverboards by now? But, seriously though…If there is something that surprises me, a millennial, about how technology has changed in the...

Celebrating International Women’s Day:: #ChooseToChallenge

Happy International Women's Day! Every year on March 8, we celebrate the achievements of women and girls around the world. In my own little world, this is something to do all year round. I'm proudly feminist,...

Small Things, Big Love:: A Valentine’s Gratitude Challenge

 February always gets me thinking about love. It’s Valentine’s Day month and whether you love, hate, or don’t even celebrate it, it’s the holiday that gets us out of that collective post holiday season...
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