For the better part of my adult life, my diet has consisted of rice, bread, pasta and cheese. If it (or a majority of its ingredients) didn’t come from a can or a box, I likely didn’t eat it. Vegetables didn’t exist in my diet unless they were cooked as part of a casserole, and only then if I couldn’t see/taste/identify them. I was not the pillar of health.
Despite my ignoramus level stupid eating habits, my blood pressure, cholesterol, etc were fine. It seemed that aside from being about 100 pounds overweight, I was healthy (and as big as) a horse. That all changed 3 weeks ago.
This has been a crazy year for me, lots of ups and downs emotionally but most interesting in the work world. I am, if anything, cliche so I thought I would do a quick year in review and talk about my goals for 2012. Why should you care about my goals in 2012, why wouldn’t you?
It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on where your life has taken you over the past 12 months, and where you want it to take you over the next 12. Many people take this time to come up with New Year’s Resolutions that will help them change the course of their life for next year. Whatever it is, it will help if you and your spouse work together on your resolutions.
Alright, the gifts are purchased, wrapped, presented, and unwrapped. The last people have left the last shindig, and the kids are finally asleep in bed. Phew! I know your first instinct is to turn into a TV or computer zombie and let the peace of the END of the Holidays wash over you before the New Year celebrations kick in – but I think that there is one more little ‘party’ you need to attend. The “just me and my spouse” party.
Whether it’s the employer’s Holiday Function, a Latke Party, Cookie Party, or Family Function, danger can lurk anywhere. Not that the December Holidays should sound too much like October, but sometimes ghosts and ghouls would be a nice reprieve from an eternal evening with the in-laws. This is where you and your wife need to have a plan and work together.
Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your wife? We’re here to help!
On Monday, when the first article about vaccinations was published, there was a great deal of conversation on our respective Facebook pages, mostly surrounding the issue of the timing of vaccinations, and the potential risks of offering too many vaccinations at one time. A good deal of the information about why physicians, parents, and public health officials might want to consider adjusting the timing of vaccines during infancy came from Denise Shepler, RN BSN. Denise has four years of experience in maternal/neonatal nursing. With her permission, I have summarized her thoughts here.
Like the best relationships, the perfect engagement ring can’t be explained, it just works and feels ‘right’. Sometimes it cannot be explained to outsiders, and it shouldn’t have to be. But in case you don’t know where to start, here are some places to begin your journey.
Human beings, being smart and adaptive little monkeys, came up with many different methods to reinforce the stability of marriage and fidelity that didn’t involve an angry father and uncle burying a husband in a shallow grave a safe distance from the water supply.
The argument has been heard throughout jewelery stores, shopping malls, kitchen tables and bedrooms for decades. “A diamond is forever! Receiving one is what every woman expects and deserves and that’s how it always has been!” Not so fast there, historian! The truth is this…
Is a diamond really forever?
In the modern professional world, the social business function isn’t something you can go to solo if you have a spouse. Read on for some tricks to have a good time, and look good doing it!
I was watching Casino Jack this weekend, and a question came up in my head. The movie is a pretty good movie (my love for Kevin Spacey notwithstanding) and so I won’t insult it with an overly quick synopsis – just go watch it. The question is – How much is too much ‘for the […]
There are 9 things that you should discuss and agree upon before venturing into the world of Parenting. Hopefully, you’ll have more than 9 months to talk about them.
When I go on vacation, I have a few things that I *must* know, and the rest is up to the fates to decide.
When a couple needs some quality time, one of them declares an “Us Day”
What do you do to make your wife and children feel special?
A culinary tour of a relationship growing with food in San Francisco
How often is often enough when it comes to sex?
What does your wife mean when she says she wants you to ‘Communicate’?
New mobile app makes it easy for men to impress their wives.
Budgets are no fun! Here’s a quick how-to on how to make a budget that works for you and your spouse.
Last Saturday started out as a typical Saturday. I woke up earlier than my husband and started cleaning the kitchen. When I was mostly done with the kitchen I started some coffee brewing. As Mr. Coffee dropped the last bit of coffee goodness into the pitcher, my husband walked into the kitchen, deeply inhaling the […]
Personally, I believe that if there is a guy that lives in a house, condo, apartment, or hovel, the guy should clean the bathroom. Say what you want about make-up and hair products making a mess in the bathroom… Women don’t have to AIM. Men should aim, but they are generally no good at it. […]
A quick review of why you need Long Term Care Insurance