12 Things You Learn By the Time You’ve Been Married 16 Years

When I tied the knot at 22, I was pretty sure I knew what marriage was all about. I mean, I loved him, he loved me, and really, how hard could marriage possibly be? As it turns out, pretty damn hard sometimes. But my naïveté wasn’t even the biggest surprise. Here are 12 things you […]

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

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 […]

My Husband and I Went on Three Dates in Three Days

It’s not often my husband and I get a break from the kids. In our tenure as parents, we’ve hired a babysitter a grand total of one time, reserving the balance of our limited childfree adventures for family members. So when my parents offered to take the kids for three nights over their holiday break, […]

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

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 Date Night – No Kids, No Kid Talk, No Problem!

I love my kids, really. I also love being without my kids, really. So Big Daddy P went on our Project Marriage Date Night last weekend (thanks grandma and grandpa)! I wore these totally cute new heels that I bought at the Nine West outlet for $30.  I figured I better break them in before […]

I Really Love My Husband

OK, don’t gag when I tell you this…I really love my husband. I do.  My eyeballs are totally doing that cartoon beating heart thing as I type this. The day I met Big Daddy P (aka “Peaches” back then), sparks really flew for me.  I wrote about that lightning bolt of love thing once before, you […]

Sweet November

This Sunday is my 12 year wedding anniversary, and to think it all began with a little kiss (and a scrunchie around my wrist). Aww, look at us, a couple of carefree kids crazy in love.  We didn’t know how to be grown-ups, we didn’t know how to be parents, we didn’t know where life would take us.  […]