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Clogged Drains, Small Pillows And Cloth Shower Curtains: An Alternate Las Vegas

Clogged Drains, Small Pillows And Cloth Shower Curtains: An Alternate Las Vegas

It seemed like a good idea. A quick trip to Las Vegas to start 2013 off right. My kids were going to NYC with their dad. My stepdaughter would be with her mom.
A New Place For Dirty Laundry

A New Place For Dirty Laundry

After my first wedding, in April of 1995, my husband and I settled in to our newlywed apartment in the West Village of Manhattan. We unpacked wedding gift after wedding gift. Espresso machine. Citrus juicer. China and crystal for 12. A few decanters. A little porcelain Lladro piece of a bride and a groom. One...
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...
Teenagers Are Time-Consuming

Teenagers Are Time-Consuming

I am sitting alone in my house. I’ve been up since 5:30 this morning. I went for a run after my high schooler left for the bus. I dropped my daughter off at her middle school then went straight to the grocery store. And I’ve got dinner for tonight all planned. I even went back...
Conversations With My Husband: Romantic Sunset Edition

Conversations With My Husband: Romantic Sunset Edition

It’s hard to give everyone in my household the attention they deserve. My husband, my kids, myself. I frequently feel pulled in many worthy directions. Mom. Mom. Mom. MOM. While my husband sits there, having just made us some wonderful, healthy gourmet meal, watching his teenage step-kids try to get the most of me. Just...
Conversations With Myself: Saturday Morning Edition

Conversations With Myself: Saturday Morning Edition

I’m lying in bed this morning, trying to go back to sleep after I’ve had to get up and pee, which I’m starting to realize isn’t going to happen. So I just let my mind wander. And it started here: I’m really out of shape because my whole body hurts from bowling two days ago....