Posts in category "Marriage"

Do you fight with your spouse?

Do you fight with your spouse?
I’ve noticed interesting and honest conversations happening lately about fighting in marriages. I am fascinated by the fact that some couples never argue and it appears it could be connected to memories of our parents fighting when we were young. My parents would bicker, but I never remember feeling scared that they wouldn’t stay together... Read more »

Remembering Bubby Sarah

My husband’s grandma passed away at age 93 yesterday.  Although, I’ve known her for a small part of her long life, the 15 years that she was a part of my life were enriched because of her. We met at our college graduation in 1999. Bubby Sarah was very proud to walk down the aisle... Read more »

Chicago Mom and Wishcraft Workshop Owner Shares How She Does it All

Chicago Mom and Wishcraft Workshop Owner Shares How She Does it All
A couple months ago I was invited to join a group called Moms in Business.  Besides my own personal pride, I quickly found out that these women are smart, helpful, kind, honest, resourceful and supportive. I struggle with balancing my marriage and my business (it still is hard for me to admit and believe I’ve... Read more »
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Romantic getaways are awesome, but not real life

Romantic getaways are awesome, but not real life
My husband and I have both been very busy lately.  We are passionate about our work and projects and both of our minds, thoughts and eyes have been pretty focused on our own next steps.  With the added benefit of two spirited children in need of attention, love, time, problem solving and transportation; often our... Read more »

Eva Mendes Claims Sweatpants Ruin Marriages. I Disagree.

Eva Mendes Claims Sweatpants Ruin Marriages.  I Disagree.
According to The New York Daily News, actress Eva Mendes claims sweatpants are the cause of divorce. “You can’t do sweatpants…ladies, number one cause of divorce in America. Sweatpants, no!” The never-married Mendes said. I disagree with this statement in a big way.  I cannot imagine a life where my partner never sees me in... Read more »

Top 10 reasons it's good my husband is out of town

Top 10 reasons it's good my husband is out of town
My husband’s job has required him to travel very frequently lately.  The change has caused a major shift for both of us.  This new path is an awesome opportunity, but also long hard work hours, solo parenting and only being able to watch Orange is the New Black together on the weekends instead of every... Read more »
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To my love on Valentine's Day

To my love on Valentine's Day
Dear Love, When you married me ten years ago, I’m sure you didn’t think twice when you confidently vowed, “In sickness and in health.” You didn’t expect to fill my daily pillbox for the week every Sunday. You never thought you would be accompanying me to neurologist appointments where many of the husbands push their... Read more »

Do vacations improve communication in marriage?

Do vacations improve communication in marriage?
I’m still recovering from jet lag from, in my eyes, the perfect vacation – six days in Paris with my husband.  We slept late, leisurely enjoyed decadent meals, walked, explored and talked. We have not had the opportunity to talk this much in years. On the long plane ride home, we discussed why our communication... Read more »

Can I become a football wife?

Can I become a football wife?
This time of year when football begins I prepare to say goodbye to my husband on Sundays and sometimes Monday and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays he is still connected to the sport world through his phone, apps, fantasy football and the other time suck media that gives his stats and stories about the... Read more »
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My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it

My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it
Yoga to my husband is the the time he watches the kids and I return happier, lighter and more fun to be around. For my birthday this week we discussed dinner options and I cautiously mentioned I instead wanted to practice yoga together as I knew it would benefit us both. “Whatever you want.” He... Read more »
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