If your dad wasn’t your first love or your house was unsafe, you’re not alone. And choosing a spouse or partner the total opposite of your toxic parent(s) was a wise decision. You CAN be the end of the line of angry people. Their story doesn’t have to be yours, and your story doesn’t have […]
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I wasn’t the girl who dreamed about her wedding, a knight-in-shining-armor, or some sort of white-picket-fence domesticity. Most of the time I was more absorbed in hanging out with my friends, building forts, creating and writing columns for fake newspapers, or catching tiny frogs and lightning bugs in jars. But I do remember consistently thinking I […]
Quick, it’s date night. What are you going to do? A nice dinner at a restaurant where you won’t see any children (or at least not your own)? A movie? Often, date ideas don’t go far past those two tried-and-true options. I mean, they’re classic for a reason. But as much as I love a […]
Just because you have acquired the names Mom and Dad doesn’t mean sex has to turn into a boring chore to check off your to-do list. While it is totally normal for relationships to fall into ruts and for sex to become . . . ahem . . . a bit mundane, there are plenty […]
As our kids get older, have later bed times, and don’t take naps, we’re faced with the tough question: When do parents find time to have regular sex? Enter, Sunday nap time.
“Once a cheater, always a cheater.” We’ve all heard that before. Every woman in the room nods her head in agreement. But I am here to tell you that it’s not always true. I should know. Because once upon a time, I cheated on my husband.
Cue the good advice from well-meaning friends and Internet bloggers with all the pep talks and words of wisdom. It’s good for the relationship. It’s good for me. It’s good for my partner. It’s healthy and empowering, and on and on with all endorphins and the benefits. I know. And I don’t care.