Skiing vs. Marriage

My husband’s dream ever since we started popping out babies was to have our entire family on the slopes. “A family that skis together stays together” was his burning mantra. Up until this year I had ample excuses to send him and our oldest up the hill together for some father-daughter bonding time: “I can’t […]

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Ugly Love

Valentine’s Day, Single Awareness Day—whatever you call it—conjures up memories of miniature chalk-tasting hearts and Superman valentines speared with a lollipop. This holiday just around the corner is most likely the busiest one for florists and millions of roses are sold each year. That’s a lot of dried petals, folks. I call this romantic (and […]

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Marriage and Missles

It was a dark and stormy night…OK, it was night. And it was stormy in an off-your-rocker-overly-emotional-newlywed kind of way. My husband and I were driving home from somewhere. Probably a State Dinner. And we were heatedly fighting about something. Probably Tuberculosis eradication. And as we drove up to our quaint, one-bedroom apartment, I huffed […]

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Marriage is like Silverware

I thought that by having two handfuls of roommates in college with a diversity of personalities made me unbelievably over prepared for marriage. My level of patience and skills at negotiation were at an all-time high. I was twenty-four, had numerous psychology courses under my belt and thought the only thing needed to make our […]

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