On having it all and a belated Mother’s Day

The hubby and I have been flirting with minimalism for some time. I say flirting because while we both find the idea attractive, and would absolutely love to get to know it better sometime, it's just not something we feel we can commit to at this moment, especially as, with two kids under 10, it … Continue reading On having it all and a belated Mother’s Day

If you give your husband a truck continued – The Chuck Box: Part Deux

In my effort to provide a humorous spin on a project taking up space in my garage for far too long, I inadvertently offended the mighty carpenter / do-it-yourselfer / mad-engineer that is my other half by posting an image that did properly convey the amount of hard work he put into his creation, nor its … Continue reading If you give your husband a truck continued – The Chuck Box: Part Deux

Lessons learned over one hot stove and several cooking classes

Food. Food is a magical thing. Though everyone who sits at a table will have a unique experience, we still refer to a meal as being shared. You can disagree about a particular taste and the other people at the table with an opposing view will actually support your preference so that nothing goes to … Continue reading Lessons learned over one hot stove and several cooking classes

A dose of well-deserved medicine

It was Sunday evening. I was sitting on the couch, enjoying a little quiet time while mentally readying myself for the week ahead. I happened to notice my husband typing on his phone with a self-satisfied grin on his face. I was immediately on alert. To be clear - this is not a look to … Continue reading A dose of well-deserved medicine

The Supportive Spouse and other writer problems

I'm starting to suspect my hubby's support of my writing career may not be quite as altruistic as he lets on. Oh sure, he says he wants me to succeed. He wants us to be in a position to offer our closest friends a spur-of-the-moment place at our beach house or mountain chalet as much … Continue reading The Supportive Spouse and other writer problems