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Carbs are a gateway drug!

Carbs are a gateway drug!

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.

Initiative 2012

Initiative 2012

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?

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

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.

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse - Part 4 - the 'Afterparty'

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse – Part 4 – the ‘Afterparty’

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.

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 3 - Events

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 3 – Events

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.

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 2 - Gifts for your Wife

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 2 – Gifts for your Wife

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your wife? We’re here to help!

Does Timing Affect Saving Your Child and the World?

Does Timing Affect Saving Your Child and the World?

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.

Diamonds:  Only Game in Town or One of Many Options?

Diamonds: Only Game in Town or One of Many Options?

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.

Diamonds: Keeping the Commitment Through Material Goods

Diamonds: Keeping the Commitment Through Material Goods

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.

Diamonds:  A Diamond is Forever?

Diamonds: A Diamond is Forever?

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…

Diamonds:  Girl's Best Friend or Something Darker?

Diamonds: Girl’s Best Friend or Something Darker?

Is a diamond really forever?

Playing the Game at Work Events

Playing the Game at Work Events

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!

How far is too far 'for the good of the family'?

How far is too far ‘for the good of the family’?

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 […]

9 Things You Should Talk About (and agree upon) Before Deciding to Have Children

9 Things You Should Talk About (and agree upon) Before Deciding to Have Children

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.

Important Vacation Things to Know

Important Vacation Things to Know

When I go on vacation, I have a few things that I *must* know, and the rest is up to the fates to decide.

couple at sunset

Special Days – Special Times with your Wife

When a couple needs some quality time, one of them declares an “Us Day”

Father-Daughter Birthday

Sunday Breakfast – Quality Time

What do you do to make your wife and children feel special?

San Francisco

San Francisco and Peanut Butter Cookies

A culinary tour of a relationship growing with food in San Francisco

Couple Talking on the couch

Sex – How often is often enough?

How often is often enough when it comes to sex?

Ball in the air

Communication – what is it for?

What does your wife mean when she says she wants you to ‘Communicate’?

Dootme.com home page

Have you doot’ed your wife?

New mobile app makes it easy for men to impress their wives.

money puzzle

How to Make the Household Budget Work

Budgets are no fun! Here’s a quick how-to on how to make a budget that works for you and your spouse.

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Cleaning the Bathroom with my Husband

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 […]

angry woman cleaning bathroom

How to Clean the Bathroom

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. […]

Long Term Care Insurance - Read this on your 39th birthday.

Long Term Care Insurance – Read this on your 39th birthday.

A quick review of why you need Long Term Care Insurance