You’re Still Happy with Me, Right?

I exited the room, arms full of folded towels. The goal was to put them in the linen closet and come back for the rest of the clothes. I couldn’t have been gone more than ten seconds. Sometimes ten seconds is all it takes. When I entered the living room, every piece of freshly folded…

Love and Poop (and when both are overflowing)

The green neon numbers of the oven clock boasted 3:30 am. At least, I think they did. I hadn’t yet managed to successfully blink away all bleariness from my sleep-deprived eyes, so it’s possible I wasn’t seeing quite accurately. I guess I didn’t really care what time the kitchen clock told me it was —…

When #Love(Really)Wins

I love my son. And because I love him, I want him to feel loved. Accepted. Safe. I don’t want to do anything to push him away or make him feel alienated. As he grows up, I want him to be understood. Comfortable. Appreciated. Heard. I want him to have freedom to explore and learn…

Marriage is the Best Teacher: 16 Things I Learned in Year 2

Last year I wrote a blog about what marriage is not, which addressed the things I learned during the first year of marriage. On St. Patty’s Day, Matt and I hit year number 2, so I began thinking about what (if anything) I learned during that second year.  I came up with a list of 16…

What marriage is not

After 12 months of marriage, there are only two things that I really know without a doubt: 1. I love my husband more today that I did when I first said “I do.” 2. I have had absolutely no idea what I’ve been doing this past year.

don’t get married if

For anyone who wants to get married someday – Do not get married if: 1. You like for dirty clothes to be IN the hamper instead of on the floor BESIDE the hamper. 2. You don’t like it when glasses get left on the coffee table, kitchen table, kitchen counter, bedside table…. 3. You don’t…