Archive for tag 'relationships'


Book Review: The 7 Minute Marriage Solution

We spend a lot of time around here talking about parenting and children (because, it’s what we’re here for!), but sometimes we have to talk about the other relationships that go into our families – like marriages. I’ve found lately that one of the most effective ways for me to work on my marriage is to […]


The First Year: A Marriage in Review

There’s no way to say it except directly: becoming parents has been the most challenging paradigm shift in my five-year marriage and nearly twelve-year relationship with my husband. Challenges in and of themselves aren’t necessarily negative, but they do require effort, focus, determination and, dang it, even a positive attitude, all of which are attributes that can […]

The Dream of Date Nights

My husband and I used to have an evening ritual. We’d sit on the couch and watch a favorite show. Once upon a time this involved a bottle of wine, but since Roman, the show sufficed. Since having Iris, this ritual has gradually faded from existence entirely. Now we spend almost all night every night […]


Books that Changed My Life: Esther Perel’s Mating in Captivity

Hello bees! Today I’m writing anonymously because I want to discuss a private topic: married sex! In my last post about life-changing books, I explained how I was working on my marriage by stopping the pursuer-distancer cycle that had developed between my husband and myself. I’m still working hard to maintain boundaries, focus on my own […]


Books That Changed My Life: Harriet Lerner’s Dance of Anger

Hello friends! It feels great to be writing here again.  I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone!  I thought I’d start back with a few reviews of books that have meant the world to me. I’ve been meaning to blog for a while now, but a recent anonymous (and amazing, gut-wrenching) post about divorce […]


Celebrating our Anniversary

Mr. Pizza and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary this past weekend. Where did the time go? The past five years went by so quickly, and it seems the years pass by even faster now that we have kids. After having a baby, it’s easy to be so consumed with everything that comes with the […]

Contemplation on Divorce

A few years ago, my husband and I were at a wedding. The wedding photographer came up to us about halfway through the party and said, “if I didn’t know any better, I’d think you two were the newlyweds.” It was such an amazing compliment, and something I relished. There we were, together for a […]

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