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ThePioneerWomanMag Instagram, and her responses are only going to make you more excited for the new collection of essays. (PS: Get your tickets for ThePioneerWomanMag's highlights to see all of her answers (and an appearance from Ladd and the dogs!), but here’s a sneak peek at some of the revelations she shared:
What’s the biggest piece of marriage advice you have for your kids?
"That’s a really good question. I don’t know where I heard this piece of advice through the years, but I totally agree that in marriage you often hear that it’s 50/50, you have to meet each other halfway. But I found through the years that it actually needs to be 100/100 and let me explain.
If you approach it as 100/100, you’ll fill in the gaps during those times that your partner isn’t capable of giving their all, or they’re tired, or they’re sick, or they're overloaded—and those things happen to married couples everywhere. That could be a very antiquated marital concept, but I’m 51. I’m a little antiquated myself."
What's your favorite story in the book?
"That is impossible to answer, that’s like asking who my favorite child is and that differs from day to day. (😂) I write a whole essay on the fact that I do dishes any time Ladd and I get into an argument, you’ll have to read more about that one. Another favorite story I write about was actually a classic from my blog through the years. There’s a very small handful of essays that I had on my blog years ago, and one of them is called 'All I Wanted Was a Doughnut.'
I not only read it, but I wrote it. I not only wrote it, but I lived it. I lived through it."
Did you ask Jamar if you could write about him in the book?
"Jamar is our foster child, I wrote about him in the book. Yes, I asked him if he would mind. I knew he wouldn’t, because he had been saying more and more that he wants me to share more about him because for a long time I wasn’t able to mention him in any way, for understandable reasons because of the regulations and rules.
I spent a good few days writing the essay about Jamar, and he was the first person I shared it with. I wanted him to read it, and agree with it, and be okay with it. I emailed it to him and he sent me a text with the watery eyes emoji and he said, 'I love it, I love you.' It made me cry."
Has Ladd read the book?
"Ladd has read some of the book, he’s still reading but so far he likes it. Of course, I paid him to say that."
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