Dr. Romance: Does your relationship need a spring cleaning?

 Dr. Romance: tips on spring cleaning your marriage:Over an extended period of time, dust and detritus can accumulate in even the best marriage. Spring cleaning, to clear out the cobwebs and re-energize your connection, is a great idea. Just like a regular housework schedule, regular weekly talks (I call them State of the Union discussions) keep the problems minor, the resentment level down, and the communication open, so that there is time and space for intimacy....more

Interfaith Matters

According to most definitions, I’m not in an interfaith marriage.  I’ve converted to Judaism, and it’s the only religion practiced in our home.  We are a religious family, as well as spiritual (and I think there is a difference).   We come from different backgrounds, my husband and I.  On almost every level, we’re total opposites, in terms of history.  His parents have been married for fifty years, I grew up in a single parent family with an absentee dad.  He grew up as an enthusiastic, practicing Jew....more

here comes the sun and the bluebird of happiness

I'm so excited! We're in Wedding mode in our family, and few things will make you as crazy busy and as crazy happy as helping two amazing people get ready to say "I do."Especially when the bride is your cousin, sister, girlfriend and sweetest cutie-patootie all rolled up into one...more

The Insanity of Falling in Love

I have exceptionally good hearing.  Usually that’s a good thing.  However, on some days it’s horrible.  On some days, the normal sounds of living are excruciatingly loud noises to me and I want to climb into a hole and bury myself in it.  On those days I am unruly and short tempered.  I am more than difficult to be around....more
OH MY GOODNESS, Do you know me and my husband lol. I am the exact same way. I wake up late and ...more

Nowhere to Run To, Baby...

How to Keep Your Man Interested When You Think He's Bored of You

thats for sure. men hardly put any effort in once they get too comfortable!more

Pros and Cons of Using a Donor

My husband has non obstructive azoospermia, which essentially means that as far as we can tell, he is not producing any sperm. This is a post from my blog about our experiences dealing with infertility as a couple and about raising our little boy who has been brought into our lives using a sperm donor. ...more

I Put My Husband Through Grad School and All I Got Was This T-shirt

My husband decided that he needed to go back to school to get a PhD when he was 30. I was 27 and we had a newborn baby. During the time that he was in graduate school he insisted that he could not work, that he needed to pay full attention to his degree, and that he would finish 5 years from the time he started.  Why didn't I protest this plan from the beginning? Why didn't this sound unrealistic to me?...more
This woman is in pain and I feel for her. I hope she is in a position to get some counseling.more

So Your Partner's A Crossdresser: Now, What?

I received an email last night that made me think a lot about the direction of my blog. For the most part, I do like to post issues that occur or activities that I do with my children, but in between those posts I occasionally talk about my husband, who happens to be a crossdresser, the fact that my daughter is gay, or my son's propensity for wearing pink. These are things that I struggled with at one time or another, but came to understand, accept, and support....more

My Marriage Advice

My evenings can be boring...and honestly, quite lonely. With the kiddo tucked into bed by 7:30, I find myself aimlessly flipping through 132 television channels and finding nothing that interests me. I'm starting to feel dull and agitated - I need to get out more....more
Good post.more