40 Thoughts Every Wife Has Before a Romantic Weekend

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Last weekend my husband and I took a mini vacation from parenthood to hit the open road like a couple of lovesick honeymooners. To say I’ve been looking forward to this grown-up getaway would be an understatement. 49 days into summer with kid sidekicks had me seriously jonesing for 48 hours of glorious silence, undisturbed slumber, […]

Dads are Men, Not Idiots

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Last week I headed off to a conference for some inspiration, education, and yes, I’ll admit, a little time away. Even though my trip had been planned for the better part of a year, I never put much thought into leaving. I didn’t strategize my outfits, perfect my elevator pitch, or even make sure I had […]

10 (Sometimes Crazy) Thoughts I Had When My Husband Went Away

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I don’t have a husband who travels for business, or pleasure, or really ever travels at all. In the more than 20 years we’ve been together, we’ve never even had reason or opportunity to be apart for more than five days. So when he decided to return home to the Philippines for the first time […]

Confessions From a Sexless Marriage

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Two months ago, I made a decision that would affect my nether regions in ways unknown: I lounged in a hot tub. I even Instagrammed it. There was no naughty business to be had; it was just me and some Bud Light Raz-ber-itas in a very hot hot tub for like, two hours. I then […]

10 Reasons My Husband is Such a Great Dad

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When I met my would-be husband at 17, I had no idea what kind of father he’d make. I barely had an inkling as to what kind of man he’d make. I’d be lying if I said that I thought much about it back then. We were young, living for the moment, and dominated by […]

My Very Best Parenting Advice for New Dads

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Congratulations on your perfect new baby, Daddy! Just think of all the precious memories you have yet to share with this incredible little person you helped create! If it all feels like a heart explosion of love, fear, excitement, and uncertainty, welcome to parenthood! We’re so glad you came. I know you’ve been wading through […]

7 Reasons I Don’t Worry About Fighting in Front of the Kids

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My husband and I are a pretty swell match. He’s the Type B to my A, the calm to my storm, and the overall yin to my yang. While we laugh a lot, play a lot, and love a lot, 15 years of marriage doesn’t come without a few heart scars. It can’t. We’re human. […]

7 Reasons My Husband and I Don’t Exchange Christmas Gifts

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As much as any of us enjoy giving carefully selected Christmas gifts that convey all the love and warmth we feel in our hearts this holiday season, the one person I no longer exchange Christmas gifts with is my husband. While it might seem strange to deliberately overlook the one person who means so much, […]

My Husband Is Not ‘Such a Great Dad’ for Taking Care of His Kids

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Last weekend, I left my kids home with their dad for girls’ weekend in Las Vegas with my former boss (relax you guys, she’s 70). We had a total blast. We gambled, shopped, ate very, very well, and even took in a female impersonator show. By all accounts we did Vegas right. When I scheduled […]

10 Things Your Man Doesn’t Want to Hear During Home Improvement

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Ladies, let me start off by saying that this post was most certainly not my idea. My husband and I have been the proud owners of two homes in the 14 years we’ve been married and in that time there’s been a lot of loving, a lot of fighting, a lot of home improvement, and a lot […]