Too Much is Never Enough in Food Network Land

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Lessons From My Two Imperfect Weddings

This week I celebrated my wedding anniversary. My 'other' wedding anniversary for the year, is what I call it. You see, I married the same person twice; one was a civil ceremony, while the other, a church (Catholic) ceremony.And neither one was perfect....more

Marry Someone You Can Dance With

My parents-in-law recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and all their six children decided to throw them a big party to mark this major milestone. Five decades of marriage. ...more
Lisa Thomson Thanks Lisa! I'm glad you liked them. My FIL really did his best and I'm so proud ...more

Of Fruit Flies and a "Writer's" Self-Doubt

Yessssssssssssssss!! YESSSSSSS! I screamed and hoped none of the neighbors heard me in my ecstatic state.In as much as I'd like to keep you thinking that there is shock value to this post, let me stop you right here and sanitize whatever's going through your mind....more

Favors Working Moms Should Never Ask For From Their SAHM Friends

I'm so over mommy wars. I feel like it's been debated on to death, with every argument deconstructed and shredded to pieces....more

Grief From 8,000 Miles Away

It was past 9:30 at night when my cellphone rang. No one ever really calls me that late, unless...Unless. I looked at the caller I.D. and saw that it's an overseas call. It's my brother.  "Hello? Bro?" It took a while before I heard him speak, and when I did, I could hear his voice quivering, sounding lost and resigned.  "Mommy Rita's gone", he said in Filipino. I felt confused....more

Why Dying At 75 Is Worth Considering

By now most of you have probably read Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s highly riveting and thought-provoking article in The Atlantic on why he hopes to die at 75. Based on some reactions I’ve read, I know that the ideas he put forward are contentious and made a lot of people uncomfortable and even enraged. However, I admit that this essay earned a huge nod from me....more
I think she will change her mind as she hears her target age.more

Drop-Off Zone Doesn't Mean Drop Your Manners

Of note: Some disabilities aren't visible. Do you know that no one is in chemo/radiation? Or has ...more

I Fell In Love With My Husband When He Asked Me This Question...

"How was your day?" ...more

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