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Marriage

My Husband’s Talent: Burping Curse Words

If my husband were in a talent competition, he would have a few things in his bag of tricks to choose from.  While riding the mechanical bull may not be his strongest skill, rope climbing, monkey bars, and nose whistling would all be in the running.  There is one skill, however, that he does better than anyone I know.  No one else I know is uncouth enough to do this with the gusto and frequency that he does. READ MORE

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    How To Survive A Visit From Your In Laws In Four Easy Steps

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    Sibling rivalry…most of us have experienced this, either as parents or as siblings! The question that Felicity Huffman asks for this week’s “WTF?” video is: how do you deal with sibling rivalry? Do you step in when y...

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  • The Hunt
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    Shiver Me Tinder: 3 Important Tips To Consider Before Swiping Right

    Maybe a newer version of online dating will be the trick!

    I still don’t have the swipe left, swipe right thing down for Tinder. But no need. Just a careful click of the “i“, a quick scroll through some pictures and maybe a minute to actually read the bits of bio provided, is sufficient enough to make me a threat. READ MORE

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    “You’re too focused on the kids,” our therapist announced. “You need to reconnect with one another.”

    She was right. Lately our marriage had felt more like a business partnership than a romantic relationship. I tried to remember when we’d had our last date. When we’d last done the deed. It had been weeks. READ MORE

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    Last fall, my parents bought and moved into their dream retirement home. They love it and we couldn’t be happier for them. But at times, my siblings and I confess to missing the old house. The loss for me is largely because that old house...

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    We all know that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The stores are already decorated with red and pink. Classroom lists are going home and, perhaps, you have been scouring Pinterest for adorable Valentines your kids can give their classmates. READ MORE

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    My husband and I have been married for over 32 years…To each other.

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    75% of ‘it’ has been great.

    I see another 32 years together.

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