Category Archives: happiness

I Want to be Just Like My Daughter When I Grow Up

When I was a kid, a common mantra in my home was, “But what will other people think?” It was something my mother said often, reminding me that I shouldn’t stray too far out of society’s norms, because, after all, … Continue reading

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The Spaces Between

When I used to think about marriage I often thought about the big moments in life in a shared life together. The happy moments — raising children, buying a home, family vacations, anniversary milestones. I also thought about the less-than-happy … Continue reading

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Queen For a Week! (Or, How I Proved That I’m Smarter Than My Husband)

So. This week is my big milestone birthday: Thirty-ten. And I’ll be honest: I kind of have a hard time with birthdays. I always have, really. I’m definitely better than I used to be; several years ago I turned things … Continue reading

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This Amazing Life

I’ve said before that the most terrifying thing about life is also the most wonderful: the unpredictability of it all. Five years ago CBG and I had just had our very first date. I knew from the start that he … Continue reading

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A Moment In Time

And then, it happened. One of those rare, goose-bumpy moments in life that will stick with me forever. A moment that were if my life were playing on a movie screen, would be part of a montage of clips of the highlights of my life. Continue reading

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The Half Marathon (or — Why My Husband is Awesome)

I’m not sure at what point this past year when the idea came up that it would be great if CBG walked a half marathon, but somehow it did. I’m a firm believer in setting fitness goals — after all, … Continue reading

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An Orange Wedding Dress?

When I was a teenager I used to do my best to blend into the crowd. I wore a lot of black; I remember my mother actually complaining about the “boring” clothes that I usually wore. I just wanted to … Continue reading

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