Less dictatorship, more partnership.

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My husband and I went to our first marriage therapist about two months after we got married. I know. That didn’t take long. But we were two fairly damaged people when we met. I suppose that’s one of the reasons we were attracted to each other to begin with. So it’s not surprising that there [...]

Change Ahead


I’ve said it many times before. Marriage is fucking hard. So is taking a real, good, hard look at yourself. I think today I really listened to my husband for the first time in a long time. Maybe ever. With all parts of me. And I listened not just waiting for my chance to reply, but [...]

The Top 10 Things My Kids Said To Me This Week.

Top Ten

10) Mom, my teacher is a little prettier than you. And A LOT skinnier than you. 9)  Mom, you smell disgusting. 8) Mom, when I get married, do you think my wife will be like you? I hope she is. 7) You’re a stupid mommy. Stupid mommy. Stu. Pid. Mom. Eeee. 6) Mom. Gross. Put [...]

Stay the course, and things will get better.


I don’t know if you remember, but Number 7’s first day of preschool did not go so well. It was so bad that I thought maybe I should pull her out. But I know what her personality is like. If I gave in to that, I’d just be reinforcing her behavior. Then she’d really be a nightmare. [...]