Open Wedding Culture Debate on 'Asking the parents for permission'.

www.TheFeministBride.com Open Debate: Think having your beau ask your parents for permission to marry you is totally sexist, outdated or romantic? Why?...more

Keep the Faith

If you were given a list of available children to adopt, which one would you pick? Would you look for the cutest, youngest, happiest little boy or girl? Or would you choose an older child... say around 15 or 16 years old?   My husband and I are currently going through this right now. Last year, we were chosen...yes, I said chosen... to adopt a child (or children). We have a natural son already but realized that adopting a child would make the most sense for us.   For anyone wondering, because I get asked this question a lot... Yes....more

One Year Ago...

One year ago this past Sunday, we did this:...more

I mean I guess divorced people hate each other more than when they married, but it seems to me ...more

Giveaway!

We are doing a giveaway over at Teagan Tales.  The giveaway is from Sadie Ryan Keepsake tiles.  These can be great for wedding invitations, baby announcements, etc.  Any kind of picture you want to keep around for a long time and not worry about fading you can get placed on a beautiful tile and either hang it in your home or place it on your favorite shelf.  The giveaway is open until April 9th.  Go here to enter! You have a few chances to enter so there is no excuse!!!...more

What is the most important thing in the world?

The most important thing in the world? love 21.7%money 8.0%health 56.5%beauty 1.0%there's many important things 12.7%Total Votes: 2934...more

.The most important think,was my Mom,but now it's too late..She just died yesterday, more

My Version of Perfection

I dreamt about our wedding last night and it was so vivid and clear. I could clearly see the white dress I would be wearing. I could clearly see my mom helping me into my gown. I could clearly see myself walking down the aisle. But I could also see the tears running down my face when I realized I had forgotten a lot of little things for the wedding. I could clearly see that the gown I was supposed to wear for my reception was too big. I could clearly see that half my guest list was not in attendance…...more

We're (reluctantly) Engaged!

Our engagement was a bit of an uncomfortable situation. We'd hardly been dating a year and, having just gotten out of the *worst*relationship*ever*, (with this loser, if you're wondering) I was barely keen on dating Sexy Nerd. One weekend, he checked us into a local hotel for a "romantic surprise". Ummm...yeah. ...more

Sunday Night Dinner

We had a wonderful weekend and finished it off with a nice dinner....more

There absolutely is!!! more

How I Knew I Chose the Right One

My belly sloshes, full of too many bright-red, sticky sweet hurricanes. Orange slices teetering on the edge of the glass and Maraschino cherries stabbed on a tiny plastic sword. Pat O’s serves them in a tall glass I get to take home with me. I save it and fill it with trinkets and Mardi Gras beads, a plastic flower from the St. Patrick’s Day parade last year. ...more

i love your story. oftentimes its those simple gestures that touch us the most.more