Marriage

Your husband is not broken; he’s just a guy

Those were the wise words a good friend of mine spoke to me when I was engaged to my husband.  The entire idea was something to the effect of, “There will be times when you think that your husband is broken or something.  He’s not.  He’s just a guy.  They’re just different from us.” I… Continue reading Your husband is not broken; he’s just a guy

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Culture Clash

(It occurred to me that it is Tuesday, but that this is not a Torah Tuesdays post.  I plead sleep-deprivation and mommy-brain.  Hope you enjoy the following post, regardless of its out-of-order appearance). ——————————– A Russian son calls his mother three times a week and she asks him why he’s not calling more.  An American… Continue reading Culture Clash

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Being unpleasant to the ones we love the most.

Yesterday was a stressful day.  I was scheduled to play in a concert in the evening, and before that happened, I needed to sterilize the breast pump, pump some milk for the baby, sterilize the bottles (they were still in the package), take a shower, get my instruments and music from the car, write and… Continue reading Being unpleasant to the ones we love the most.

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It’s the Little Things

I once had a co-worker who vented to me about how much she despised making lunch for her husband.  She described making him a sandwich, pantomiming how she would slap the ingredients down and slam the sandwich halves together, all while muttering under her breath.  It all looked rather violent to me.  I remember thinking:… Continue reading It’s the Little Things

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Oh, so you married a DOCTOR?!!

It started when we got engaged.  People would ask, “So, what does your chosson do?”  I would reply, “He’s in medical school.”  Eyebrows would raise; heads would nod approvingly.  “Ah, a doctor,”  they would say. Call me naive, but I was in the dark as to what exactly was the big deal.  One of my… Continue reading Oh, so you married a DOCTOR?!!

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Communcating, or not.

It’s funny how sometimes I think I’m being entirely clear, and then I realize that what I said could be interpreted completely differently from how it is in my head. For instance, as we were pulling out of our driveway for our recent road trip, I realized that I needed to eat a little more… Continue reading Communcating, or not.

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The Challenge Follow-up

You may recall my post from July 7 where I challenged myself to be presentable when my husband came home and to have dinner ready on time.  Well, I kept track for two weeks (almost) and here are the results!  I have to say that I’m pretty proud of myself.  It wasn’t always easy to… Continue reading The Challenge Follow-up