Tag: Happiness

Hot Dogs, Birthdays, and Life's Big Questions

Hot Dogs, Birthdays, and Life's Big Questions
Yesterday was my husband’s thirty-sixth birthday. He has lived a third of his life knowing he has brain cancer. At some point in all of our lives, we have an existential crisis. A moment where we wake up in the morning and say to ourselves, “I’m going to die. One day, I’m going to be... Read more »

Today's Gratitude Journal: Thank You, Feminist Porn

Today's Gratitude Journal: Thank You, Feminist Porn
The first pornographic movie I ever saw was without a doubt the worst porn I have seen to this day. It was a home-made piece of trash, featuring crying women and a cameraman who played the dual role of the only male figure in every scene, pointing his camera down at his penis and the crying girl... Read more »

What I've Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

What I've Learned in 10 Years of Marriage
Mike and I have been married for ten years and a week. I tend to think of Memorial Day weekend as our anniversary, regardless of where it actually falls on the calendar. We were married the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, and spent the entire following three days reveling in our love and Mike’s survival. Weddings... Read more »
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Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After
I write about the idea of “Happily Ever After” a lot. Really, a ton. I write about seeing every day as a beautiful part of the love story of your life. I write about letting go of “forever” and living for the moment, even the shitty ones. Considering that I don’t really believe in “Happily Ever... Read more »

Passing Along the Family Magic

Passing Along the Family Magic
My grandfather was a terrible magician. That didn’t stop him from trying, and his enthusiasm and meager skill were enough to carry him through the endless shows he put on for very young children, At six years old, there was little on earth more exciting than my grandfather pulling a quarter out of my ear-... Read more »

The Virtue of Unpopularity

The Virtue of Unpopularity
There was a time when I tried to fit in. I tried to dress the way the popular girls did, back when pretty was in style. They wore khaki shorts over white tights, in polo shirts with cardigans tied over their shoulders. I tried, but my wardrobe just couldn’t accommodate the look. I ended up in... Read more »
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Paying It Forward For My Birthday

Paying It Forward For My Birthday
On the surface, you might think today would be a crappy birthday. I mean, it’s the kids’ first day of Spring Break, so there’s THAT lunacy to contend with. On top of that there’s the stress and strain of putting our home on the market- hopefully by the end of the week- which has meant... Read more »

Finding Beauty in the Midst of Grief

Finding Beauty in the Midst of Grief
It is finally snowing. I’m sitting at my MIL’s home, watching a gentle white cloud cover dry grass and evergreens while a ceaseless soundtrack of the laughter and bickering of my children wafts from the basement. A little deer is limping through the snow, hopping on three legs as it picks its way through the... Read more »

How To Be A Straight Ally

How To Be A Straight Ally
I never expected to marry a man. I expected to spend my adult life having open ended relationships with men and women both, starting a little artist collective in the mountains somewhere, and adopting children. Marriage, and particularly such a traditional marriage, wasn’t something I sought or desired. I was interested in love. In all... Read more »
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Portrait of a Three Year Old

Portrait of a Three Year Old
I attempted to use the Five Real Moms interview to ask RH about herself on the third anniversary of her birth. It was pretty cute.   1. What is your favorite color? hot pink 2. What is your favorite toy? My Fluttershy and my Twilight. My twilight is purple and my Fluttershy is yellow and... Read more »