Help the Hubs, for goodness sakes!

I am probably in hot water for writing this.  I may want to reconsider, ok I did and I'm going for it.  I am going to let you in on a little secret of mine and it involves the hubs, gifts and Pinterest....more

Married Couples are Business Partners

You may not like thinking about your marriage this way, but if you live in a community property state, your husband, by definition, is also your business partner. The business you are building together is called marriage.The community property states are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin....more

It's the Worst Time of Year to Get Engaged

Did you know that 26% of all engagements occur at Christmas time? Tucked right in there with all the excitement, stress and partying of the holiday season, a man and woman decide to commit their future to each other. It's the worst time of the year to make such an important decision.An engagement ring is not a gift, like jewelry or a cashmere sweater. The ring is the beginning of a commitment that you fulfill when you marry. If either of you decide not to marry, you have to return the ring....more
Hi, Never thought about that angle. Being a guy, I am convinced that it would be much nicer if ...more

Juggling Act of Parenthood

Like so many mom’s out there I wear countless hats from sunrise to sunset including chauffeur, shower assistant, stylist, cook and cleaner, all on top of the full-time money maker job. During my pregnancy, I could not wait to for my new role to come fast enough to juggle all the parenthood hats and be the rock for my family. Then came baby, almost two years flew by and the hats started to wear thin, you know when your fave t-shirt starts to fade and the fringe begins to fray, well that was me a few months ago. I just wanted a break and boy did I get one in the craziest way....more

Create Your Own Magical Holiday Romance

Recently, as we were eating in an Italian restaurant, the music being played transported me back to holidays with my Italian/American family. Traditional, sentimental Italian songs were such a large part of our gatherings for the holidays. After a huge, slow, multi-course dinner, Uncle Tommy would get up and go to the piano, and just start playing....more

Arranged Marriage : Dear (Not So) Suitable Boy

Dear (Not So) Suitable Boy,I have been meaning to write to you for some time now (about 20 years) but somewhere along the way, after I realized you most certainly were not my knight in shining armor, I married someone else and had five kids. So yeah I was a bit preoccupied. No, I didn't end up marrying the knight in shining armor. He still hasn't shown up. Curse you, Disney. Curse you....more

I call bullshit on… first Christmases

Mr. A. and I have been married for over a decade now. We started doing marriage “right” about, oh… two seconds ago… or a few months ago… maybe a year ago. Point is, it wasn’t the greatest of marriages for a long time.So, when I pulled today’s writing prompt from the Mason jar, “Tell about your first Christmas as a married couple,” I couldn’t think of anything good to say. I was also a little shocked that, out of 360-some writing prompts, I pulled out one about Christmas on Christmas Eve. This universe won’t let anything slide if you pay attention....more

Giving your guy a break

My husband is a good family man. He takes excellent care of me and our son, and he participates in lots of family activities with us - even when they are no fun for adults. He is the kindest and best of men. ...more

So, You Live With Your Mom

That’s hot, nothing sexier than a man who is taking care of his elderly parents. It is along the same lines as a man holding hands with his young daughter, but only if she has braided pigtails. Nothing is cuter than braided pigtails.So, back to your mom. Do you pay rent? Ok look, if you pay rent, you’re living in the basement and she’s taking care of you, buddy. How’s World of Warcraft treating ya?If you own the house and invited your aging mother to live with you, you are awesome.Haaaaaay.

Dear Dr. Romance: Our sex life has been very bad

Dear Dr. Romance...more
Ditch him. You'll find love within a person who won't lie.more