My husband and I dated for a few years before we got married, living in separate households and reveling in the excitement of coming together every weekend. We’d both been married before, and were now living as divorced single parents. I longed for the time when we could finally blend our households and things could become much simpler. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening.
Taking a marriage hiatus
A few weeks ago, I was in a bad place. My mood was totally foul, my patience thin, and everyone was in my way. At the time, I knew that there were several culprits to blame for my negativity. I was feeling pulled in all direction on how to go about marketing my book while... Continue Reading →
What I bring to the table.
“Your writing is so amazing,” Shawn told me, coming downstairs after spending an hour with the rough draft of my novel he’s been proofreading for the past several days. “I can see that you’ve taken some of the suggestions I’ve given you and grown as a writer.” He meant it as a compliment. And I... Continue Reading →
It's 4 in the morning on the day before my wedding, and I am awake. Mr. W got up a little while ago unable to sleep, probably so much going through his mind as we prepare for the big day, and accidentally woke me up in the process. Despite taking a Melatonin and trying to... Continue Reading →
Dating your spouse
This article will publish in the Press Democrat on Friday, September 21. In a few weeks I will be getting married to Mr. W. The last year of our engagement has passed rapidly, but the last few months have been a whirlwind as we’ve crossed things off our list of things to do before the... Continue Reading →
Premarital counseling, part 1
We had our first premarital counseling session today. I have to admit, I was nervous about starting this. I figured the pastor would begin by asking us if we were having premarital sex, give us a failing grade, then tell us to come back when we've decided to take this seriously. Or, I was afraid... Continue Reading →
How to have a Zombie Wedding
Saturday's wedding expo at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is sure to hold a ton of booths and ideas on how to create the most perfect wedding. And with the fashion shows, beauty consultations, prizes and ideas being passed around, we're sure that lucky in love brides and grooms will have all their... Continue Reading →