It goes without saying that any marriage has both good and bad times. Virtually all relationships have an emotional roller coaster, but couples are advised to assume the conditions and responsibilities accompanying it. Wedding vows oblige married individuals to stick together at all times; come rain or shine.
Last night my husband ran to the store for me to pick up some sanitary products. He made a comment about another woman being in the aisle with him. And it got me thinking about how many men are too embarrassed to help their spouse/girlfriend/daughter out by purchasing them some much-needed hygiene items. And, frankly, it ticked me off. I get it. Girls have cooties. Eww, grooooossss. But now we are in our 30s and 40s, so get a frickin’ grip. ...more
It must have been a particularly bad dream. My son doesn't have bad dreams very often, but this one was awful enough for him to leave his bed, make his way down the stairs and traverse through the dark all the way to our bedroom. I woke at the sound of our door opening. He wasn't crying, but I did let him climb into bed with me for a moment....more
My primary love language is 'Words of Affirmation'. It means I LOVE when The Mister showers me with compliments, sweet cards, love notes and gratitude. If your primary love language isn't Words of Affirmation but your spouses is, it can be difficult to find the right words that they need to hear. Don't worry, I gotcha covered! Read more from 15 Words of Affirmation For Your Spouse at Just Murrayed. ...more
My husband and I don't have enough shared television shows. This is entirely my fault. I don't pick up new shows very frequently and so there is often a dearth of entertainment for us to watch together at the end of a long working day....more
On July 14th Brandon and I finally made the decision to cut our cable service with Comcast and I’m here today to tell you that cutting cable was one of the BEST decisions we’ve made lately. I mean, let’s face it, it’s not like their programming is all that great anyway....more
Even though we both know it’s important to establish marriage traditions, we haven’t done anything too specific or too regularly to actually call something a marriage tradition other than Grinch and Grilled Cheese. That is, until now. Any guesses from the photo? That’s right, we’ve been drinking tea together. Specifically, we’ve been watching television together (currently The Great British Bake Off) and drinking tea and eating cookies after dinner. Two things The Mister LOVES but we’ve never really done together on a regular basis because until recently I’ve hated tea....more
Independent - single - women.This is a term that's used quite frequently in our culture. When I was single I used to love referring to myself as this empowering three-word description. Then, when I started dating my now husband and eventually got married to him - I felt left out. I was officially out of the strong and single club. Was I no longer a fierce force of nature because I was married? Did I really lose all of my independence?...more