Posts tagged "Marriage"

The Magic Wand Fails: Parenting Requires More Than Essential Oils

My coping mechanisms to help me live through an overly chaotic day include: tea, a lot of deep breathing and inhaling stress-fix concentrate from Aveda. When lavender, lavandin and clary sage disperses onto my skin and into my nose, life seems a little more manageable. One particular day proved to be uncontrollably difficult. I found... Read more »

The 5:00 Reboost: Shaking Off A Rough Day

The 5:00 Reboost: Shaking Off A Rough Day
My lovely friend Crystal, loaned my family a book series by Cynthia Rylant, which features Mr. Putter, an elderly man, and his cat, Tabby. I have been friends with Crystal for over 15 years and if there is one thing I know for certain – her taste in literature is always interesting, funny and memorable.... Read more »

Masculine Confusion in Aisle 9 – A Suburban Dad Hits the Drugstore

Masculine Confusion in Aisle 9 –  A Suburban Dad Hits the Drugstore
The first thing I notice when I pull into my neighborhood CVS is that the sign is gone. The “Parking Reserved for Pregnant Women” sign the local moms found so cute when we first moved into suburbia had been ripped from its moorings, leaving a big blotchy stain on the wall that will stand as... Read more »
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Advice for Summer Brides: Stop Fretting over the Wedding and Prepare for Marriage

Advice for Summer Brides: Stop Fretting over the Wedding and Prepare for Marriage
At 18, I walked into his restaurant with swagger in each step, dreams in my eyes and sass on my tongue. Jeff was supposed to be yet another man whom I would tease and watch stumble over my flirtatious overtures. Instead, he bantered with me and accepted my challenge. The story of my 15-year marriage... Read more »

Lessons Learned from Marriage...

Lessons Learned from Marriage...
I love seeing elderly people holding hands. It gives me hope that I will live out my days with my friend and husband, Peter. We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary Wednesday and as I thought about our time together, I made a mental list of all the things I have learned so far in my... Read more »

A Business Meeting, Maggots, and a Puppy: A Day in the Life of a Modern Day Mom

A Business Meeting, Maggots, and a Puppy: A Day in the Life of a Modern Day Mom
The horror which ensues in this post is enough to make anyone a.) second guess being a dog owner and  b.) question their sanity in the decision to have 2 children, be pregnant and have a puppy at the same time. The events below are completely true and have not been embellished. No one was... Read more »
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Should 5-Year-Olds Kiss Their Friends on the Lips?

It’s a little hard to define things for small children and a few subjects have been recurring lately for my almost 5-year-old. Death, marriage, and love to be specific. Death I tend to be vague about and plainly say when someone dies, they go to Heaven and live with Jesus. (Our personal family belief.) I... Read more »

Not Your Average Suburban House Party!

The evite said 7:30 p.m.  It was still too light outside to camouflage me, so I waited until 8:00. And, of course, I couldn’t arrive alone – I am not that brave, so I insisted on arriving with two other friends so I didn’t have to walk into the house by myself. The evite arrived... Read more »

What's in your purse? (aka the black hole)

What's in your purse? (aka the black hole)
In between jobs many years ago, I had the opportunity to work for Coach. (Yes, the leather goods company.) I was amazed when mothers would come in and ask for a purse that would allow them to be “hands-free”. Pah! I thought. Hands-free. Nothing could come between me and being fashionable. You mean to tell... Read more »
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A Quick Vent: Celebrity Marriages

It amazed me to read that Scarlett Johansson and husband of 5 minutes, Ryan Reynolds are having marital problems due to their “hectic work schedules”.  Whether this is true or not, celebs need to nut up and realize that real life and marriage is hard. What married couple doesn’t have “conflicting work schedules”??? Add a... Read more »