After the hours planned, dollars spent, and stress endured, J and I finally walked down the aisle a couple of weeks ago. The day was perfect and beautiful: our friends and families were on hand to enjoy the gorgeous venue, delicious food, and amazing atmosphere. Everything was wonderful and we were beyond thrilled that all … Continue reading Confessions of a New Wife…
William Shakespeare once wrote: Substitute greatness with "motherhood" and I fall into that third category. I wasn't born a mom (because...that would be weird) and I didn't achieve motherhood. Instead, I had motherhood thrust upon me. Not with an infant (or two) that I could bond with, nurture, and mold, my kids are fully grown little … Continue reading Doing (almost) everything wrong: instant motherhood.
We need to talk about something serious. Chub Rub. If you're a thigh-gapped freak who isn't familiar with this phenomenon (sometimes called inner thigh chaffing) then Chub Rub is the unpleasant sensation of wearing a skirt or shorts in the summer only to have your thighs rub together in a way that convinces you that … Continue reading Chub Chub No Rub Rub
I spent the weekend with J and his three (!) boys. It was the first time I met them and I was more than a little excited, with a healthy dose of nervousness sprinkled in for fun. I thought the biggest struggle was going to be packing for a weekend of endless possibilities of activities … Continue reading Suddenly, chaos.
“Sweetheart, I’m exhausted.” His voice on the phone broke my heart a little. God, how do I make this better? I feel so helpless. When J is in pain, I’m in pain. It’s as simple as that. Whether it’s physical pain, like his hurt shoulder from a weekend of snow shoveling, or the weight of … Continue reading Stand by Your Man | How to help when there’s nothing you can do
I haven't really talked about my breakup with A (whose name was actually Alex, by the way). Honestly, there are still moments when it feels like some sort of bad dream. No closure, no explanation, no logic. He evaporated from my life as quickly as he had appeared and I was left with a few months of memories … Continue reading The problem with toast | Turning down a second date…
Stop me if you've heard this one: Woman complains to man. Man tries to offer solutions to fix woman's problem. Woman gets mad at man because she just wanted him to listen. Many gets confused and frustrated because woman is acting crazy. Somebody (Jason Headley) made a short movie about it. https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg</embed> The scary part? … Continue reading It’s not about the nail | Understanding women
I went on my first date with A just shy of 6 weeks ago. I've refrained from writing about him too much because I didn't want to jinx it, and because I'm nervous about the well-meaning, but notoriously protective people in my life. In the past 6 weeks, I've learned a lot about A. I … Continue reading Girl meets boy. Hilarity ensues.