I'm Glad I Found Love in a Low-Tech World

I've been with my husband for over 12 years.  12 years.  While it may not seem like a long time, a lot has changed!...more

Do You Ever Lie to Your Husband About Your Kids?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My toddler is too young for preschool, but I really need some kid-free time at least one morning a week. ...more

Simple Rules That Helped Us Survive 24 Years of Marriage

This was a big weekend for my husband and me.We celebrated our birthdays back-to-back, took a day off, and then celebrated our 24th anniversary. We've been together for more than half of our lives now, which is pretty amazing considering we married quite young-- in our early, early twenties, because we were sure we were ready....more
These are both on our list as well - the name calling one especially. That just hurts in a way ...more

Trusting Your Knowing Keeps You Connected

 Love at first sight is easy to understand.  It’s when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle. - Sam Levenson When I first saw Rich something in me went, “Hey, who’s THAT?”  I noticed he was very attractive and I was immediately drawn to him.  This was NOT something that happened to me.  Like, almost never.   ...more

4 reasons to have a joint checking account

Getting engaged is exciting!...more

5 Awkward Questions for the Modern Bride

 “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.”  -  Fanny Brice I recently got engaged.  I am 44 years old and this is my first marriage.  I’m one of those people who didn’t see a point to marrying anyone unless and until I met my soul mate.  I went about the business of living my life and, unexpectedly, when I was 40, met a wonderful man.  So, now I’m getting married.  Life is pretty cool sometimes!...more
DrSarah Yup, big eye roll.  The fifties lives on in some people... men and women alike.more

Loving Myself, Not Perfecting Myself

I have struggled with loving myself for as long as I can remember.As a teenager, I longed to be taller and curvier, prettier and more athletic.  When I finally hit a growth spurt towards the end of high school, I gained male attention and, in turn, a small boost in self confidence....more

Is Television Trying to Tell Us Marriage Sucks?

Marriage is terrible. As a restrictive, patriarchal construct, and as enacted in today's western cultures, marriage is the worst thing you can do to your own agency, to your children and to the person you love. Absolutely soul killing and damaging for all involved. At least that is the message about marriage many of this year's best television shows have been toying with, to great effect.  ...more
Totally agree. I mean, I don't think there is a single marriage on Grey's Anatomy that hasn't ...more

Recognizing Your Influence

As you go through life, it’s hard to pinpoint why you are the way you are. It may be something you don’t allow yourself the time to consider. But you should. Being able to draw a parallel between your past and present life is an empowering tool. You can avoid so much strife by learning yourself and what makes you click. Everyone has heard the phrase “lead by example”. In my case, I’ve learned to “love by example.” But what happens when the example you follow isn’t positive?...more

My Marriage is Laughable

My Marriage is Laughable. Posted in Blogging, Faith, family, Fathers, Latent Nuttiness, ...more