What I Know About Marriage Helped Me Buy A Home

Our family just hit our third year anniversary in this home we live in. Three years ago, my husband and I went through the grueling process of house hunting, and the process was even further complicated by the fact that it was going to be an interstate move for us. Staying put was not an option because of my husband’s new job....more
Whoa! This post and especially #4 struck chords with me. I have been searching for the ...more

20 Ways to Stay Connected After Having a Baby Together

Having a baby is one of the most joyful, transformative experiences a couple can have. It can bring you closer to your partner than you ever imagined. However, after becoming parents, couples are seriously at risk of silently drifting apart. Why? Shifts in dynamics put your children at the center of your universe. Juggling work, hobbies, friends, and your little ones can take up every minute. Busy days, challenging behaviors, or sleepless nights can leave you with little energy to devote to your partner....more

The Thing About It Is…..

I commented on a thought-provoking post written by Brittnei on her blog Homemaking with Style, that inspired this post here.  After posting my comment…....more

I Went On a Blind Date with My Husband and It Was HOT

Never let it be said that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. At 54 and 49 respectively, Henry and I have been married 14 years, together for 17. I know the map of his body as well as my own. His flat feet kept him out of the service. The large black mole on his right shoulder blade must be removed whether it’s cancerous or not. His luxuriously furred, muscular chest is his sexiest feature. His nose is shy, leaning to the right as if it would prefer to go unnoticed. ...more
Ha!  Love this idea, wonderfully written too!more

What happens when you turn 30?

So I am turning 30 years old November 12! A part of me is really excited and a part of me is upset that I wont have the number 2 before the other digit. I'd like to believe that my tolerance has changed, also what I care for and who I want around me.When I was in my teens / early 20's I cared more about what people think. I am not saying I don't care at all, but I do care a lot less. I never left my house without eyeliner or my hair done just incase someone good looking saw me. I wanted to look my best in public....more
A lot has changed in the years just before and since turning 30 and I'm happy for all of it. I ...more

4 Ways to SUPPORT Your Husband - thoughts from HIS point of view!

Husbands have a lot on their plate. They work full time. They have home responsibilities. They take time with the kids. They fix the cars. They vacuum and cook when in a pinch. They wear many hats! They need just as much encouragement and support as we wives do - maybe even more!I asked my husband what he needs in the way of support. And these are his answers on how to support your husband!...more

My Husband’s Split Personality: Dr. Jekyll and Corporate Guy

Originally Published On: Pecked To Death By ChickensMy husband works at home most of the time, but does commute to a big tall building about twice a week to attend lots of important meetings and business lunches.  For this excursion, he transforms into someone who shaves, carries an access badge, and wears a button down shirt — freshly pressed by me of course.  (Alright, I put it in the dryer on high, with a wet wash cloth, after having left it damp and wrinkling for 3 days.)...more

An Open Letter to the Woman Waiting For "That Guy" to Change

I've been sick this week. Coughing, not being able to sleep, congested, just not feeling good at all. It's been one of those weeks (like every other week) where I've needed the help of my husband for things, like dishes and laundry, taking care of our daughter, taking care of me. Much like any other time, my husband steps up without even having to be asked and does everything that needs "doing." He rubs my shoulders and fixes me dinner. He gets my medicine together....more
Thank you for this. 14 years and guess what NOTHING has changed. I get it now more than I ever have.more

Would You Give Your Spouse a Hall Pass?

So I had the house to myself tonight, and although I could have done many things, I found myself over on the Huffington Post reading about the failed ALS Ice Bucket Challenges and Sarah Jessica Parker's participation in her friend's weekend wedding, when this story of a cheating suburban mom caught my eye. ...more
No way!! I could never!more