Tag Archive | marriage

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

  This is an updated version of a post I did for Mother’s Day 2016. And one, along with its companion that I’ll post next week, are two of my favorites. And giving myself a “day off” seems like a good way to celebrate Mother’s Day. “All I wanted to be when I was a […]

Good Parenting=Public Displays of Affection?

Good Parenting=Public Displays of Affection?

I saw this picture yesterday and had to laugh, because my husband and I are totally like this. We are constantly holding hands, kissing, snuggling, and generally canoodling, at home, in front of the kids, and in public. My best friend has a complete opposite point of view. She’s an adamant non-PDA-er. On New Year’s, […]

Rethinking Divorce

Rethinking Divorce

A very dear friend of mine has been living through one of the most demeaning situations a person can imagine. She is being abused by her husband. For a long time, although we (I’ll use the term “we” frequently to indicate those of us who love her, her family and friends) knew he wasn’t the […]

Honoring marriage in our writing

Honoring marriage in our writing

SPOILERS*: This post contains spoilers for Upstairs/Downstairs Season 2 and Doctor Who Series 7. First Downton Abbey, now this. Downton Abbey disappointed me early, because most of the characters were unlikeable and the stories were depressing. I watched through the end of Season 1 anyway, because I’m kind of a completist. The new sequel series […]

A Curious Courtship

A Curious Courtship

Yesterday I and my Husband celebrated our 10 year Anniversary of being married. So I thought I’d share a bit about us. Where? We met in a small “podunk” town in Idaho where both our parents decided to retire to the countryside. The town sprawled over a deep river canyon and the two pine-covered plateaus […]

Love and Marriage

Love and Marriage

Tomorrow my husband and I celebrate our tenth anniversary. Ten years later, we not only still love each other, we still like each other, which, in my opinion, is easily as impressive an accomplishment. I cannot claim to know everything there is to know about maintaining a happy marriage, because my marriage is different from […]

Time, Places and Change

Time, Places and Change

While driving a wedding party in my limo this weekend, I made some observations about my life and how it has changed since college. First off, I felt vivid memories of my own wedding day, and all the embarrassments and joys that accompanied that day. Did you know that I sang my wife a song? […]