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What did I do to deserve this?

I was halfway through another post about, ironically, my fiery emotions when I saw something on Twitter that I absolutely had to respond to with a post. This is a tweet from my friend Angie about her husband Patrick, both … Continue reading

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Why don’t they hand out cigars for vasectomies?

You know how women, or more specifically, mothers and wives, think that it’s progressive and evolved and supportive for men to be in the delivery room when their children are born?  And how we talk about the old days when … Continue reading

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No Tears For V-Day

God willing, forever four. I remember reading about women who were heartbroken to say good-bye to their reproductive years.  They wrote moving prose about how their husbands’ vasectomies marked the end of an era, how a small part of them … Continue reading

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According to him…

What does he see? …I must have rawhide skin, because I take unnaturally hot showers. …I make “scary noises” when I run. …I should not be in charge of the Netflix queue because I cannot be trusted to pick out … Continue reading

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Mine is Good, But Hers is Better

I have good news. Jared is getting a vasectomy this week!! Oh, I kid.  I mean, he is and it is good news to me, but he, apparently, is not quite ready to throw a party about it.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Tiny Beds and Big Birthdays

I’m laying in bed beside you in a hotel room in Tampa as I type this on my phone. And you’re 30. I remember the first time I shared a double bed with you in Iowa, and we didn’t mind … Continue reading

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A Sign Of The Times: my husband at BlogHer

We share a love of NYC street meat. As of about two days ago, my husband is coming with me to New York City on August 5th. For a blogging convention. My husband doesn’t blog, and he’s certainly not a … Continue reading

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Remember those shoes you didn’t buy that now match everything you own? It’s like that.

I still remember them. They were the perfect shade of gray, exactly what I’d been dreaming about for months.  The slouch at the ankle was perfect; the heel height was sexy but comfortable.  I started at them through the window … Continue reading

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The easy joke is about how my marriage relates to inestinal bacteria.

Jared and I have been struggling with a bizarre dysfunction lately, yet I suspect that it’s fairly common in today’s marriages. Let’s see if I can get this out. A long, long time ago (because this time last year seems … Continue reading

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Breaking the cycle. Finally.

We’ve had arguments before. Our marriage counselor insists that we will always have arguments.  Having arguments is no reason to continue going to counseling, she assures us. “Not that I’m kicking you out the door, it’s just – ” “Good … Continue reading

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