The Power of a Circle (Especially a Circle of Women!)

A circle is a powerful thing. An unbroken line with no beginning, no end, going on and on within itself for infinity. The old ones knew this, as evidenced by the remains of ancient stone circles all over the British Isles. It cannot be known for certain what these circles were used for, but theory suggests they were the sites of rituals, of welcoming and celebrating the changing seasons, of marking births and deaths. All part of the cycles of life, all never-ending circles....more

Do you remember your Wrong Guy?

Love this song by Whitney Wolanin. She shows how people can let outside noise negatively affect their relationships. Though shown from the high school perspective, some things never really change....more

A Cowboy Stole My Heart

Last time I wrote I left you hanging, dangling from a cliff per se. I promised of BIG news, a new chapter in my life and well it's almost here. And, I'm sure you're hands are tired from clinging to the edge of the cliff, and you'd love for me to fill you in, right? Well, hold on just a little bit longer, I have a story to tell first. ...more

Isn't It Romantic?

Dear C: So, this year, we probably won’t be celebrating this Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner out at our favorite restaurant… or even a romantic picnic dinner on our living room floor. Instead, one of us will likely be busy consoling our sick baby boy, while the other pretends to be a horsey in one of Emmy’s imagined games. Maybe, if we’re lucky, we’ll steal a moment (and by that I mean A MOMENT) to ourselves, in the kitchen, while we are preparing Em’s dinner....more

An Unconventional Love Letter to My Husband

I always thought I’d get married in my forties. Or something like that.   Ok. Since we’re being honest here, I don't think I ever really thought I’d get married. But don’t think that this is one of those “Why did I get married?” sort of posts....more

5 Ways to Add Romance to Dinner and 25 Recipes for Valentine's Day

Romance shouldn’t be hard work for a married couple. When two people know each other well it should be easy to laugh, talk, flirt, hold hands, and gaze into each other’s eyes. And yet, when we’re so busy, it can be difficult to let that easy romance happen. ...more
@followzan We have a big kitchen and yet we also get in each other's way. Maybe wise minds think ...more

Valentine’s Day 2013 – The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her [Infographic]

Valentine’s Day is almost here!  A day of love, flowers, and hearts – it can also be a stressful and looming deadline for those who haven’t found a gift for their loved ones.  You want a gift that sends the right message for where you are in your relationship.  Is it brand-new, serious, casual, or complicated – relationships, gift giving, and Valentine’s Day can seem like a task filled with many possible pitfalls and wrong turns....more

he said he said

I love him... I married him 42+ years ago...but sometimes I snap... True love is putting up with me I decided tonight...and he does... ...more

Sesame Street Live and First Dates

February is the month of love and Blogher is asking us what our stories of love. Starting off with our first time we fell in love. So I may not have truly been in love in what I know it to be now but it's the story I tell when people ask. I don't even know if my memories of that time are real or not but here is what I do remember. It starts when I was about four. Down the street lived the neighbor boy he was about 6, yep even back then I liked them older. His name was Alex....more

SHUT that door, Girl! ..and Other Thoughts On Love

Recently, I had a conversation with a good friend about her relationship--just girl talk, nothing special. We discussed the normal stuff: how deep the feelings were, was there a possible future? and of course- how good the sex is. *chuckle*...more