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Conversations With My Husband: 50th Birthday Cruise Edition

Conversations With My Husband: 50th Birthday Cruise Edition

My husband celebrated his 50th birthday last week. On Thursday night, I threw him a surprise happy hour at one of our favorite local bars. People from all different parts of his life just kept walking through the doors. Unexpectedly. And he felt tremendously loved. Which is how I wanted him to feel.
Conversations With Myself: President’s Day Edition

Conversations With Myself: President’s Day Edition

I’ve had a long President’s Day weekend of being by myself for extended periods of time. And I’ve really enjoyed it. (Probably more than I should have.) But today it’s all coming to an end. My husband is back from his ski trip. The kids will be coming back from their dad’s house. And life...
Conversations With My Kid: One Night Stand Edition

Conversations With My Kid: One Night Stand Edition

I was driving with my kid the other day. On the way to an appointment. And she was controlling the radio. As usual. This song came on. Work Out by J. Cole. In it, he does a little sampling of Paula Abdul's Straight Up.
Conversations With My Kid: Driver’s License Edition

Conversations With My Kid: Driver’s License Edition

One of the most important decisions to be made when preparing to get a new driver’s license is figuring out what too wear. As you know, I renewed my license last week. and I’m pretty happy with how my new picture came out. But it didn’t happen without some planning. And this conversation with my...
Conversations With Myself: Am I A Writer?

Conversations With Myself: Am I A Writer?

Despite being happily married, I haven’t broken my habit of reading the wedding announcements in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times. But now, instead of just being interested in how the happy loving couples met, I’m curious about their education and the jobs that they have. Like the couple who met their...
Conversations With My Husband: Pre-Marital Sex Edition

Conversations With My Husband: Pre-Marital Sex Edition

I had been divorced for two years when I first hooked up with the man who became my second husband. (You can read our story here and our wedding announcement here.) He had been divorced for three. And in the last ten years, we’ve created a really strong marriage. It’s not perfect. And it’s not...