Category Archives: Married Life

A Chapter Closes

This time two years ago, heavily pregnant with our last child, I felt a silent pull. I didn’t want to return to work soon after baby was born. Or any time in the foreseeable future. With a two year-old and … Continue reading

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Soon-To-Be-Dads, Things We Want to Warn You About! Love, New Moms

This post is the result of the discovery that a male friend of mine was extremely delusional about sex after childbirth. He was horrified to learn of the six-week rule of thumb suggested by many health care professionals, and mystified at … Continue reading

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How to Cut to the Chase in Knowing What Kind of Person You’re Signing Up For

It might sound crazy but hear me out. It’s expensive, but well worth the cost. Especially when considering other potential costs that come with spending time in a bad relationship. Lost years, emotional turmoil, divorce… The perfect pre-test to any … Continue reading

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The Garden and the Beach

A month ago I planted a garden. It was a simple little garden of simple little seedlings gifted by a sweet friend. I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about starting a garden, but since I like to get outside every day with … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Cope with Man Flu, a Woman’s Guide

If you have a man with an immune system weaker than an infant’s, here are a few strategies to get you through his next bout of man flu: Resist the temptation to be too expert a nurse, lest he come to … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Ahh Mother’s Day. The only other day of the year besides my birthday when I guiltlessly hand off the baby and delegate trips to help the toddler pee. Don’t misunderstand – I do those things every day of the year, … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt or Clutterf**k?

“Oh! Is that one of those bowls that’s a gong?!” –David, excitedly, at a pawn shop. Many years ago in Barcelona I went out for a drink with a couple other travelers I met – a Kiwi and a South African. … Continue reading

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