Like many couples, my husband and I moved in together before getting married. And we actually lived together for more than a decade before saying our vows. We wanted to be sure about our choice to remain together. (Absolutely sure.) And to this day, I am glad that we put in all that time before we tied the knot. We know each other on every level and I believe that it made the "hard" years of marriage (the first year after saying "I do,"…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 2, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments
As a little girl, I was a talker, a mover, and a wiggler who was constantly dancing and singing and usually loud. Since my parents couldn’t afford dance classes for me, they put me in cheerleading to help me use up some of my energy.
I cheered for six years of my childhood, up…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on November 2, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments
I do not know where my childhood best friend is. Her name is Nicole, and she and I were best friends from first through fifth grade. We were Girl Scouts together, we would play games in her basement, and we had countless sleepovers at each other's houses. When I moved to South Carolina, we wrote each other letters, but eventually that tapered off and we lost touch.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 28, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments
What would you change about your spouse? Is it the way he leaves dishes in the sink? Or the way she leaves hair all over the bathroom floor? Think about the items in your marriage you wish were a little better. (Please don't email me a list or anything.)
Now, more importantly, what would you NOT change about…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 27, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
Who says parenthood fries your brain? On a new episode of MomCave LIVE, we talk about the Science of Parenthood with Jessica Ziegler. Jessica (along with her blog partner Norine Dworkin-McDaniel) is the mama behind the illustrated parenting blog, inspired by the madness of raising kids, which even science can’t understand.
We discuss some of science’s sillier theorems. Like……Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 16, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments
I am spoiled. For several years I worked with my husband at the same company, and now we work only a few blocks apart. This means that I am used to being able to have lunch with my wonderful husband on a frequent basis and that neither of us has to go out of our way to spend time together in the middle of the day.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 7, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments
Marriage before baby or baby before marriage?
For my husband and I we chose to get married before having a baby. Even though we had been together for a really long time, it was important to us to have the contract in place before we brought a new life into this world.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 23, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
It's safe to say that becoming a parent changes things; specifically a marriage. Nine years together, four years married, and two kids later. We argue more than we should, about things that we shouldn't. We go to bed angry at times. A whole day can pass without kissing or hugging. And somehow, we don't have a real conversation for days. But, in the midst of the overflowing laundry, the oatmeal stained faces, the abundance of toys, and the daily tantrums--I still see you & I need you to…Continue
Added by Kelly Repiscak on September 8, 2015 at 3:19pm — No Comments
Dual-Income, No Kids.
That's what my husband and I were for a very long time. We spent years together working, traveling, figuring out who was the better chef (me), who was handier around the house (him) and having long discussions about the type of family we wanted to have one day. I had been with my…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 26, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments
The other day I heard a comedian say that a successful marriage is when one partner gets to watch the other partner die first. Yes, that is pretty morbid, but it is also true: Marriage vows even state "til death do us part."…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Lauren Markman on July 21, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments
Sometimes, younger unmarried women will ask me for relationship advice. I have been married to the love of my life for almost seven years, and we were together for 12 years before we got married. And so I am very honest when I talk about the tests of love.…Continue
I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. Paranoid as this may seem, I've answered enough questions and survived too many bizarre interactions to be caught with my pants down again. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks…Continue
Don't watch this one in front of the kids!! (And if my mother-in-law is watching... please stop.)
After having kids, sex somehow slips waaay down the to-do list. We talk about The Sex post-baby or lack of it...
With special guest Celia from TheLilMamas.com and a giveaway from B. Toys!
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 22, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments
My husband is a wonderful man. (And that is not just because he reads this blog.) He is a supportive spouse, an intelligent person and a fantastic father. In our hurried life, we pass messages via text, talk while he is standing in the kitchen and cozy up on the couch together. I hope that he feels the same level of support from me that I feel from…Continue
My parents separated and divorced when I was in junior high school. Although I am not sure of the exact terms of the custody arrangement, I can say that my brother and I lived with our Mom and visited our Dad for a few weeks during the summer. I am pretty sure this was because we lived in South Carolina and my Dad lived in Indiana.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 6, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments
If you're married, this is a must read. Please read, share and comment. Marriage is important.
Added by Denise LaRosa on March 3, 2015 at 10:40pm — No Comments
I am so happy you are home from work. Before you walk through the threshold here are some guidelines of what NOT to ask:
1. Wow, what happened here? Life, Life happened here. The minions came home from school, and the living room, kitchen, playroom, and all other applicable areas exploded. If I wanted to follow them around with a basket, vacuum, and trash can, I would. I’m doing my best dude.
2. Whats for dinner? Food, food that…Continue
Added by Erin Soto on February 23, 2015 at 7:16pm — No Comments
Discussions about 50 Shades of Grey seem to be everywhere, ad nauseam. I have been wrestling whether or not to jump into the conversation but I decided I could no longer keep silent as I am passionate about helping people have better relationships and I think there are a few issues that haven’t been addressed yet (believe it or not!) ... so here goes.
First, I love the color Gray…Continue
Added by Susie Albert Miller on February 20, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments