Category Archives: Life as a Wife

Confessions of a Tubby Housewife

Years ago, I said it would never happen. The genes were there, but I had a healthy fear of looking like a blob, so… when things started to get out…

10 Reasons Your Man Shouldn’t be Washing the Dishes

  Every once in a while, the internet graces us with a viral post about why men should be helping with the housework. Women go crazy over this kind of…

The Unexpected Knock

There must be some law…. Some strange force of the universe…. One where, if someone shows up on my doorstep, my house will, without a doubt, be the WORST it…

Yep. I’m a Better Mom than You.

      I really shouldn’t write blog posts while going through caffeine withdrawal. But brace yourselves…  . I’ve just seriously had my fill of Mom-Judgment. Work with me here for…

The Man I Want My Son to Become

As I stood at the counter, folding a batch of your laundry, I held up a pair of your jeans and stared at them. When did you get so tall?…

It Doesn’t Happen in a Day

I sat down on our new couch today and looked around our freshly painted living room. It looks magnificent. But…. the walls are still bare. I gazed longingly at the windows, dreaming…

Marriage and Misery Don’t Have to be Synonymous

As an engaged couple preparing to wed, Mark and I were inundated with warnings that one day, we would have a fight. You can always count on seasoned married folk…

Welcome to my Humble Pig Sty

Here’s a confession for you…. You ready for this one? I don’t know…. maybe I shouldn’t admit it. I tend to obsess over what people think of me sometimes…. Confessing…

The Cardboard Brownie Protest

I’m not sure why you do it. Maybe it’s a desperate attempt to convince yourself that what you are eating is good. You concoct some healthy recipe, take a pretty…

When it’s Hard to Get Back Up

I was surprised when tears began to flow down my cheeks as I expressed my discontent with myself to my husband. I knew I was sad, lethargic, lacking discipline and…