I’m Not the Wife I Planned To Be

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I grew up in a traditional Appalachian household. My dad worked outside the home and my mom was a homemaker. She always kept a clean house and had dinner on the table when dad came in from work.

Their setup worked for them. They had three kids, of which I’m the youngest by quite a bit. Mom took care of all the day-to-day…



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