I Played Hookie With My Hubby

The app DubSmash allows you to record yourself lip-synching to any piece of audio - song or movie clip. Within two days of download, I was entertained for hours and completely addicted. But beyond me, I knew my husband would LOVE this; he’s a professionally-trained actor. It would be like asking a baseball player if he wanted to go to the batting cage. ...more

What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts if You Change Your Name?

As I was setting up yet another social media account, I started thinking about an interesting conundrum some people need to deal with that wasn't an issue back in my day. What do you do with your social media accounts if you change your last name with marriage? ...more
I completely understand this issue, when I setup my Facebook account, I kept on wondering what ...more

Stop giving husbands a “pass.”

I’m sure you’ve heard it. Perhaps you’ve even said it before. “My husband “helps out” with the kids.” Or the man has said, “well my wife is going out so I’m babysitting the kids.” Let’s discuss something that needs to be addressed: The kids are 50% theirs. Either genetically or legally (yay adoption!), kids are JUST as much the man’s responsibility as they are the woman’s. ...more

After 29 Years, I Know This About (A) Marriage...

February 14th, 1987 ...more

I'm A Paranoid Schizophrenic In A Happy Marriage

In all my years of learning to cope with this disease, nothing has helped me as much as having someone who has real compassion and support.I’m a paranoid schizophrenic.Breathe. I’m not armed. I have no intention of eating any of your children, appendages, or whatever it is the media is blaming us for this week. Anyone in the mental health industry will quickly tell you we’re more likely to be the victim in most situations than the aggressor, but that’s not what I’m here to talk to you about....more

Standing Up Before Settling Down

I was a female Woody Allen -- self-deprecating, with mismatched features and glasses. So I couldn’t believe it when Andy, the 6’2", aqua-eyed comic in my stand-up class, flirted with me at a party. I’d only dreamed of him folding his large body over mine, like origami.“Want a smoke?” A dazzling smile lit his face.“Sure.”“I don’t smoke.”“Me neither.”...more

Finding love on the job

My son often tells me that when he grows up he wants to come and work at my job. He has plans to sit in the cube next to mine and be on my team. He also wants to help distribute candy when the team needs a little pick-me-up on rough days and have lunch with me every day....more

Honeymoon of horors

So from my previous posts I have told you about our amazing wedding and I thought it was time to tell you about our Horrible honeymoon.That’s not a typical way for a bride to describe her honeymoon and I personally never in a millions years wish what my hubby and I had to go through on to anyone....more

Procrastination Isn't All Bad

I've put off writing this post as long as I can.(1)The truth is, I've been a procrastinator all my life. The number of library books I've returned past their due date adds up to quite a sum in fines. I always tell myself that this isn't a character flaw, it's just a way of supporting the library with my funds as well as with my votes.(2)The one thing that I haven't been able to procrastinate about is worrying. As soon as worry niggles its way into my mind, there it is, taking up residence, and threatening to stay for the duration....more
HumbledSeeker Thanks for sharing – I loved your post! I had never heard of pre-crastinating ...more

on having a husband and not having a boyfriend

It has come to my attention that there is some confusion going around. Some big time confusion.  Some Emily has a boyfriend and a husband? confusion....more