All Blog Posts Tagged 'Marriage' (46)

How mocking and judging others has made our marriage stronger

We’ve recently introduced a new show into our TV watching repertoire called Surviving the Cut. We happened by this show somewhat unintentionally, since I had initially mistook it for some kind of reality-dance-audition-series. I’d DVR’d it, anticipating an hour of leg warmers and men in butt-tight, cutoff sweat pants rolled up into their nether regions. But instead of watching some coked-up choreographer shouting, ‘People...and five, six, seven, eight...!’ we ended up watching US… Continue

Added by BuenoBaby on September 17, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

My outfit is way too cute for this



Several weeks ago, Ben and I attended a conference for web developers, even though I’m not a web developer myself. I'm a web designer, yes, but not a developer. They may sound similar but they’re not, and confusing those two roles would be like asking the hospital janitor [the one mopping your insides off the birthing room floor] whether, or not, your newborn is taking enough areola into her mouth when she latches on. Wrong man for the job, and… Continue

Added by BuenoBaby on August 24, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

I wrote this post so that you could feel better about your life [YOU'RE WELCOME]

I wasn’t entirely sure whether or not to write this post. But then I thought, you guys are adults. You understand that life isn’t just rainbows and squirrels covered in sparkles. I can give it to you straight. And if I’m wrong, well then, I guess a few of you will probably make a mini throw-up in your mouth.



Our weekend started out with projectile vomit. And then it got gross. And no, this will not run amok into a poop post, unless you count that incident with our cat making diarrhea… Continue

Added by BuenoBaby on July 14, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

Dear Diary

I came across some of my old journals.

It was so weird looking through them. (I know I have tons more

somewhere)




I was a really great chick! I was so confident and smart. I wrote about wanting Gman in my life. I also wrote about Ed, a male friend I had at the time.…


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Added by More Milestones on July 10, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The division of labor in our house

I'm wondering, what's it like in your house?



Heidi woke up sick this morning. She told us so. “I sick.” And then she projectile vomited and we were like: Oh, you mean you’re sick, sick.



Here’s something to consider if you’re single and looking for that special someone to raise a family with one day: If you’re not ‘O.K.’ with vomit, your special someone had better be. That’s because puke and kids go hand in hand. So the next… Continue

Added by BuenoBaby on July 9, 2010 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Marriage Mondays ~ Guaranteed Gift

Do you wish you could do something guaranteed to help your girlfriend's marriage? And what if you also knew it would help yours? There IS something we can do, and summer is a great time to do it, to give the gift every guy and girlfriend needs. Read all about it here ...

Added by Julie Sanders on June 14, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Love and Marriage

Next month Hubby and I will celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. Like all marriages, we have had our ups and downs.


Hubby is funny, caring, kind. He is my rock. He taught…
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Added by More Milestones on June 3, 2010 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Marriage Mondays ~ Not Your Hubby's Mother

Before we get too far from Mothers Day, can I just say ... "I am not my husband's mother!" And you aren't yours either.

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Added by Julie Sanders on May 10, 2010 at 12:19am — No Comments

Am I Alone in My Loathing of Idol?

American Idol For today’s ‘Fess Up blog, I chose to write about a show that is very near and dear to my husband, but one that I really can’t stand. I think I’m probably in the minority here,

because this show continues to be the #1 rated show in America, but I

must ‘fess up here and admit that I LOATH AMERICAN…
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Added by Melissa Cleaver on March 24, 2010 at 2:49am — No Comments

Answered Prayers

Michael and Riley The theme of today’s blog hop is ANSWERED PRAYERS, and I definitely have many in my life to be thankful for. Actually, my entire life is comprised of answered

prayers. First and foremost, I was blessed with being a pretty

intelligent woman. This led me to become the first college graduate in

my family and college is where I was lucky enough to meet my future

husband, Michael. He is such a gift to me that I could write the rest

of this blog solely on how…

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Added by Melissa Cleaver on March 23, 2010 at 2:16am — No Comments

Marriage Mondays ~ ME change for HIS schedule?

Have you ever experienced a time where your husband had a lot on his plate? Maybe he was taking comps for a master's degree. Maybe he had an evaluation at work. Maybe he's in finance, and it's tax season (wear a nametag - he will remember you :) ). Maybe he's a firefighter who is battling seasonal fires or in construction, taking advantage of good weather (Do NOT pretend to be in a burning building to get him to notice you!). Maybe he's a teacher and school is starting. Like it or not, his… Continue

Added by Julie Sanders on March 1, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Case Against the Flawed (almost) SAHM - SAHM Project - Entry Seven

Self-evaluation is never easy. No one likes to admit when, or how many

times, they are wrong. This is especially true for me. But,

self-evaluation is necessary for any real, beneficial changes to occur

in ones behaviors.



And it seems on days that I am most adament about avoiding the

blemishes on my character, my husband turns into a gigantic, gaudy

mirror, waiting with baited breath to point out that I'm not as sweet

as I claim to be.



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Added by Angela on February 12, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

Marriage Mondays ~ Imperfect Us, Perfect Grace

Are you heading into Valentine's Day thinking that your hubby is not very easy to love? Today on Marriage Mondays we reflect on how two imperfect people can live and love together in an imperfect world ... not easy! It requires perfect grace.

Come be encouraged by reading more here ...

Added by Julie Sanders on February 8, 2010 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Grey Skies & Stinky Feet...6 Counseling Sessions Down, 21 To Go!

I am pleading with the SUN. Please come back. Bring me warmth, energy, and enthusiasm. Take away the cold, blistering wind. Destroy my sweaters, wool socks, and mittens. Bring me sundresses, flip flops, and sunscreen. Keep me warm, tan, and freckled…..a pool by my feet, a cocktail within reach. All of this, in Mother Nature’s name I pray, AMEN.

It’s winter in good old Pennsylvania, and I absolutely hate it. How do I cope? Not well. Chocolate Fudge Torte, Apple Cake, Fudge… Continue

Added by AverageJosey on February 1, 2010 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Marriage Mondays ~ Sickness and Health

Some modern vows delete it, but most who wear wedding bands promised it "in the presence of these witnesses." You know the part ... "in sickness and in health." Few think of the likelihood of experiencing sickness, physical or emotional, in married life. It's inevitable, though, that infirmity will strike during life together and may range from stomach flu to kidney stones to long term or terminal illness to depression and anxiety. It's hard to live out our vows "in sickness and in health."… Continue

Added by Julie Sanders on January 31, 2010 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Marriage Mondays ~ Books that Bless

Stop by to see what books will bless your marriage and to comment for the chance to win two great reads (one for you and one for hubby) by Lysa TerKeurst.

Click here to read and enter.

Added by Julie Sanders on January 26, 2010 at 9:07am — No Comments

What's Wrong With ME? 5 Counseling Sessions Down, 22 To Go...

If you can’t trust my word, what CAN you trust? Isn’t that what they say? Apparently my word means nothing. What’s wrong with me? Didn’t I promise I’d be back on track? No more late posts, no more procrastination. Once again, a day late and a dollar short. Actually, let’s be honest. A day late would be understandable, but FIVE WEEKS? I have no excuses.

I took, as I like to lovingly call it, a Christmas vacation. I’ve just decided to return to real life. By now I should know.… Continue

Added by AverageJosey on January 23, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Marriage Mondays

I would love to invite you to join me for Marriage Mondays! Stop by to get fresh inspiration for enjoying a faith filled marriage. You can click the MckLinky to add your own marriage encouragement post to the list, leave a comment from your marriage journey, and find other great ideas about wedded bliss from wives who know the ropes. …

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Added by Julie Sanders on January 18, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

The Luckiest Woman

During a holiday work party, I went up to my husband to give him a hug when a co-worker asked me, "Do you know you are the luckiest woman in this room?".



I knew what she meant but still I asked "why?". She went on to tell me how wonderful my husband is and how I should love and cherish him. (What made her think I don't love and cherish him?) As we left she made her way to him and tried to go in for.... for well, I don't know what.... but she got a half hug at best.



My… Continue

Added by More Milestones on December 25, 2009 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Marriage Counseling Stinks. 4 Counseling Sessions Down, 23 To Go.

Marriage counseling stinks. It really does. I skipped our session last week, and I’ve been avoiding admitting the truth and writing this post ever since. But that’s my m.o., that’s what I do. I go in cycles, up, down, and all around. When I start to slide, it’s a very slippery slope.

Nobody told me that if I really wanted to work on my marriage, I’d also have to work on myself. I know how stupid that sounds. I mean, REALLY work on myself.

It’s almost like remodeling a… Continue

Added by AverageJosey on December 14, 2009 at 11:53pm — No Comments

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