Dear Future Husband: A Grown Woman's Thoughts on Dating

Dear Future Husband,I don’t necessarily want to know what college you went to and what degree you obtained, I need to know if you can communicate in good and bad times in the wee hours of the morning and late at night, about things that matter....more

Revealing Granny's Secrets: 10 Expert Points to Make any Husband Happy

If you are unwillingly making him grumpy, think again as there might be a few fixes which aren’t hard to implement. Frankly speaking, husbands aren’t that hard to please as they only crave a bit of appreciation— moving forward into the relationship. While sex and romanticism triumph the initial years of marriage, it is understanding that lives through— literally forever. ...more

The Time My Husband Wore Short Shorts at the Creepy Motel

The story starts at a creepy motel in a small town in Texas. The kind of motel that had foil on the windows and the room numbers were written in black permanent marker. When I first saw him, he was naked except a small pair of short shorts hugging the trunk of his large 6'7" frame. He was also dinking with a 1980s TV and holding a Whataburger bag. But first I should talk about how we got here....more

Talkative Husband

Blogher Writing LabAugust Theme: TALESThursday, August 11, 2016 If you have a partner, did you find it difficult to learn his or her family lore?Talkative HusbandMy husband loves to talk, so no, it was not difficult to learn his family lore. He was already retired from the U. S. Army when we met and he has lots of stories from his time spent in Germany and Alaska....more

My Husband, the Magic Healer

When I was young and had a stomachache or a headache or my leg hurt, my father had a healing technique. He would clap his hands together Mr. Miyagi style, rub them together to create a magical heat and apply it deliberately to my affected area, closing his eyes. While he did it, he demanded silence and I had to believe it was working. ...more

Confession of a Stay at Home Mom

Dear Husband,Jealousy showed it’s ugly face this morning. I’ve felt it before, so I know the feeling.I was jealous of the girl at school who was pretty and did everything “just right.” I’ve been jealous of my sister’s hair which is perfectly straight while mine is a frizzy, wavy mess.  I’ve been jealous of the moms on TV who bounce back to pre-baby bodies WAY before me. I know the feeling. ...more

I Have an Ex-Husband

The winter before my marriage ultimately crumbled, my husband and I went to a movie, for the first time in two years since our son was born. It was a gorgeous night and we saw Garden State at Lincoln Center and walked home. I enjoyed the movie and thoroughly loved the soundtrack; so much so that I was singing it out-loud, almost skipping in my step. It had been so long since I was out without my kid attached....more

What is “Normal”? Married Life on Second Shift

It’s Friday night and I logged on to Facebook and instantly saw six people going out on their weekly date night with their significant other. It looks like such fun, I think as I sit on my couch folding laundry. I still have two hours of solitude. My husband won’t even be home until 11:30 p.m. This is second shift life.  ...more
Great post Caroline! My husband has been an an air traffic controller/supervisor for 15 years ...more