Tag Archives: marriage

Kiss in Front of Your Kids

Kiss in front of your kids. Smooch. Squeeze each other. No, I’m not taking about anything that causes heavy breathing — I’m talking about: Promoting a sense of security that can never be achieved through words alone. Telling your child, “Mommy and Daddy will never get divorced,” doesn’t come close to what they understand by watching you laugh together, speak […]

Why You Should Kiss in Front of Your Kids
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Past Blast: Mayor, Schmayor

From 2009: The first thing you need to know is that all of the following is The Husband’s fault. A little over eight years ago he coerced me into running for mayor of our Tiny Town. I served one four-year term, and then I ran for another and spent the last year debating with myself […]

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To Love, Cherish, and Paint: the Unspoken Vows

Before we marry, if we are wise, we spend some time thinking about the vows we will make before the Creator of all. It’s serious business – in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, until death do us part. We look at the one we have agreed to marry – what if she […]

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Past Blast: Happy at Home

From November, 2007: “The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the […]

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Past Blast: Channeling Olivia Walton, and Other Ways My Life Operates

We begin a new series today called Past Blast, in which I plan to share some of my writing from before In My Kitchen, In My Life existed. From 2008: It occurs to me sometimes that I have probably never had an original thought. What I think and what I do is a direct result […]

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In Praise of the Middle-Aged Marriage

Yesterday was our twenty-seventh wedding anniversary, and the ways in which The Husband and I spent the day are illustrative of what it means to be at this stage of our lives together. We are together while we are apart. The Husband was at work, doing what he does to help keep the country safe […]

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