Author Archives: DS

Garden Flags – The Birth of a Collector

My husband and I hit the after-Christmas sales a few days ago to pick up some more lights for next year.  It wasn’t in the plan, but I spotted a pretty garden flag with a festive poinsettia design.  I was … Continue reading

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How to Clean Like a Professional

I recently got a flyer in the mail from The Cleaning Authority, a housecleaning service.  It wasn’t addressed to “occupant” or “resident.”  It was addressed to me by name.  What have they heard???  Is someone staging an anonymous intervention on … Continue reading

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How to Get Past a Fight with Your Spouse

My husband and I fight sometimes.  Well, okay, it seems like we can’t go more than a couple of weeks without a big one.  I’m not thrilled about that, but experts say that arguing, if done appropriately, is healthy for … Continue reading

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Is It Safe to Thaw Meat on the Counter?

Do you thaw meat on the counter?  Yeah, I know you’re not supposed to, and I understand why, but I wonder how many people disregard that ubiquitous warning.  I didn’t used to thaw meat on the counter, but I’ve always … Continue reading

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Who We Are: The Sum of Our Experiences

Last night, as my husband and I worked through a misunderstanding that had caused some bent feelings between us, I mentioned (again) my discontent with the fact that he feels done with having kids because he has three from his … Continue reading

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Rumpless

In the last 3.5 months, my husband has lost 45 pounds, and I’ve lost 25.  I often compliment him on how much smaller he’s gotten, but he has never, not even a single time, said anything to me.  I guess … Continue reading

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What’s That Smell? Episode Two.

When something smells bad, it’s usually a sign that something is wrong, and it’s a call to action.  A diaper needs to be changed, food needs to be tossed, or a husband needs to be reminded (“You promised not to do … Continue reading

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