How Motherhood is Forcing Me Out of My Comfort Zone

Being a mom has thrust me into lots of situations where I wasn’t comfortable.  There was the whole modesty issue that I had to work through.  There was getting used to cleaning up other people’s bodily fluids as they project out of their body.  There was coming to terms with staying at home with Bean.  All of these things – and countless other examples – were situations where motherhood forced me to do things that I normally wouldn’t have been comfortable doing.  But, I’ve learned that in parenting is no…

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Happiness is 80 Degrees in April

So, apparently, Florida has its perks.  And so does unemployment.  Which is why at 11:00 on a Friday morning, I was able to take Bean over to my friend Sarah’s house for lunch and swimming in her pool. Bean was a big fan of the water.  It was pretty cold, so we eased into it.  But once he was in there he seemed to really like it.  I bought him a blow up boat so that he could sit in the water and I wouldn’t have to hold him the…

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Today Was a Great Day

After struggling through the past couple days and trying to adjust to living in Florida again, today was just the day that I needed.  Chris and I started the day by unpacking box after junk-filled box.  This, of course, led to arguments such as, “Why must you insist on saving every single promotional magnet that we are given over the course of our lifetime?” and “Was it really necessary to pack up the delivery menus from our favorite restaurants in Connecticut?  Really?” And with those few trivial tiffs, I felt…

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Changes ‘Round These Parts

Here at Marriage Confessions, we’re all about customer service. (I like to use words like “we” and “customer service” because it sounds more professional than “When I’m sittin’ at my computer in my basement picking my toenails…”) And customer service these days is all about easy access.   Easy access to people, to thoughts, to ideas, to an ice cold beer (…sigh…only 4 more months…).   So, we’ve added a few new features to help make this dear blog easier to access.   Some of you have noticed the new…

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How My Womb is Changing Me

Everyone told me when I became pregnant that I would go through some crazy changes.   But mostly, they talked about the crazy physical changes.   I was ready for those.   It seems obvious that with a human being growing inside of you that your body would really need to make some room, so I haven’t been really freaked out about that part.   But there are some crazy changes going on with me that are effecting my personality, and that has me a wee bit scared. First of…

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It’s Almost That Time…

Last night Chris and I had a few friends over for Game Night. Traditionally, I have always been against any kind of “couples themed” get-togethers. While I love my husband, I hate it when people lump us together just because we are married. Invite us over because you like us, not because we’re a matching set. We do have lots of friends that are married or living together, but I’d say we have just as many friends who are single and fantastic and when we have people over or we…

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