Posts in category "Marriage"

14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage

14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage
Today is our 14th wedding anniversary.  I remember the cold autumn day after Halloween in snippets.  I remember the morning getting ready with the lovely ladies in my life, almost tripping on my dress walking down the aisle, dancing with our friends and a post wedding bar encounter with the real life Fabio. Since that... Read more »

New Orleans: What to eat and where to go

New Orleans: What to eat and where to go
My college boyfriend is now my forty-year-old husband and I surprised him with a getaway to celebrate. The sunny and walkable city of New Orleans was the perfect place to do it. The weather is relatively warm, the flights (from Chicago) were less than $200, music is everywhere and the southern food is tasty. I’m sharing my hours... Read more »

The first time I felt like a grown up

The first time I felt like a grown up
I felt like a grown up way before I was actually one.  After college when I rented my first tiny studio apartment and was offered my own job with a paycheck at a PR firm, I definitely felt very mature, despite the fact I lived on ramen noodles and beer. When I became engaged at twenty... Read more »
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Moving is stressful

Moving is stressful
My mom told me, “Moving is one of the most stressful times in your life.” “I know,” I responded.  But really didn’t know, or remember from our previous moves. We are considering moving this summer. I can’t say we are moving because there are no signed contracts and I am very aware that everything can fall... Read more »

Date nights at home

Date nights at home
If you are like me, you enjoy being at home.  I love my house and most evening there is no place I would rather be than inside it. I do crave date night with my man and sometimes have to remind myself that it possible and super fun to have them without leaving the house.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »