Toys: How Much Is Enough?

 As parents of a toddler, my husband and I encounter plenty of opportunities to disagree. We both keep an eye on articles about best parenting practices, and of course all parents operate on a certain amount of intuition as well....more
Ha! Love your bit about a toy store explosion! We are definitely on the same wavelength. I ... more

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Moms

My husband, our 15-month old and I arrive at the restaurant, and I am so prepared: Our diaper bag is fit for a government covert ops agent....more
@victorias_view I think kids do these things to build up OUR immunity to such stresses as much ... more

Is Marriage For White People?

When I first read Jenée Desmond-Harris' article in The Root about an upcoming book by Stanford Law School professor Richard Ralph Banks, "Is Marriage for White People?" what surprised me most wasn't the title, but the book's conclusion. ...more
Interesting topic! I like YOUR conclusion :) Marriage is always complicated. - Sarah more

Does Breastfeeding Cause Divorce?

Admittedly, most talk of the health care bill and the state of medical care in our country causes my eyes to glaze over. (Apologies to my many friends who are talented, valuable doctors.) But this spring, new research was released with quite a splash, catching my attention. ...more
I found this post to be quite well written. But I disagree that breastfeeding, or spending the ... more

Friends Are Like Opiates. Or Crushes. Either Way.

For a few years there, I fell madly in love with newlywedhood and I forgot the importance of true, deep female friends.Or maybe I was able to get my female companionship from the two amazing couples we spent the bulk of our newlywed time with -- but when one up and moved to Iowa, and the other to Vancouver, my husband and I found ourselves staring back at one another over a positive pregnancy test going, "Where did our support system just go?"...more
@redwritinghood, that sounds like an insecure attachment to me :( Our human connections are so ... more

Friends Are Like Opiates. Or Crushes. Either Way.

For a few years there, I fell madly in love with newlywedhood and I forgot the importance of true, deep female friends.Or maybe I was able to get my female companionship from the two amazing couples we spent the bulk of our newlywed time with -- but when one up and moved to Iowa, and the other to Vancouver, my husband and I found ourselves staring back at one another over a positive pregnancy test going, "Where did our support system just go?"...more
So true! I was so dense when I married my first husband, clearly considering my girlfriendships ... more

Sex Talk: Eighteen Year Itch?

For the past few months, even before the threat of lay-offs loomed, she started noticing that even though they spend the same amount of time together, less and less of it is devoted to intimacy. How do we deal with a marriage in which sex and passion start going the way of the dodo? ...more
Sorry to be a drag with a long, serious response, but I would recommend two or three things: ... more