What Makes a Marriage?

As our generation creeps slowly towards our 30s, more and more of us are starting to think about the M word: Marriage. What we want out of our partnerships is a question mark for many of us as we grapple with what could be called the ultimate badge that says, “We are now adults.” Some have already been divorced, others have never been in a relationship, and many are in committed relationships with or without a marriage license. ...more

Should I Give My Boyfriend a Marriage Ultimatum?

Whenever I talk to my boyfriend about planning our future life together his answer is always the same: "You know that I love you and we already share money, an apartment, and (formerly) a car so what more do you need?" I need progress. Should I give him a marriage ultimatum? ...more
I honestly started to tear up reading this blog.  I am 33, my bf is 27; we have been together ...more

Reflections on Being Married to a Chef or Dating a Chef on Valentine's Day

It's almost here.  The day we've all be waiting for.  The day we celebrate our love for each other oh wait the person we love is a chef and is working tomorrow night (and tonight and all the days around Valentine's Day).So what does Valentine's Day mean to many chef wives and significant others?A night alone.Yep.  That pretty much sums it up.  It stinks.  I know....more

My Husband Wants My Boobs to Look Like a Hooters Girl

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My husband has been pressuring me to get a boob job because he thinks I'll look a lot better with bigger breasts....more
Ummmmm...wow. I feel so bad for this woman. Her husband sounds like a first class jerk. Hope she ...more

Valentine's Day play book

In no special order, I've presented my Top 5 Valentine’s Day gift, recommendations titled: Special Order. In the past, the gifts that I’ve recommended, attributed to great last minute gift ideas for men to present to the lady in his life. They have also made great surprise gift ideas that were a part of a more planned surprise, for the ladies. As these list of recommendations became a more popular guide in the hands of men who were trying to determine that perfect gift, they circulated and ended up on the ladies desk....more

Seven Valentines That Will Get You in the Mood for Love

Ahhhhh, can you feel it? Love is in the air.Or perhaps that is the sickly sweet smell of grapes that your child left behind the sofa three weeks ago.….…….OK, that’s totally what it was.Moving on. Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you want to celebrate your sweetie in a way that befits your one-of-a-kind love affair. I have created some Valentines to help you do just that.Enjoy....more

5 things you do for your kids that you should do for your husband

 You always hear the saying 'Happy wife, happy life' but what about the husbands? I'm thinking about changing it up to something like 'Happy spouse, happy house'. Okay, it's kind of hokey but my point is that maybe the secret to a happy home isn't a clean house or well behaved children (ok I'm sure both if those would help) but a happy spouse who feels loved and respected, and that includes husbands....more

You Are Never Powerless

I used to be married to a man that drank too much and slept around.  I honestly believe the most cruel and hurtful thing a person can do to their spouse is to not coming home without calling.  My ex did that a lot.  However, that habit of his caused me to develop an awkward relationship with a woman over the phone who would change my life....more
Yes all so true...and very reminiscent of some things I went through with mine.  I took two ...more

Ode to Husbands