Valentine – A Sonnet

I first wrote and published this 4 years ago… it is still true. To my love… My Darling Husband, kind and loving man,Though tested by my melancholy state,You’ve wrapped your arms around my crying frame,And lovingly have bourne much of this weight. These storms have lately shak’n us both with grief,Attacking peace and robbing us…

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Date Night Ideas When At Home With The Tots

If you are like us- don’t have tons of expendable cash, work several evenings and have small children (we currently have two, aged two and one, and a third in the oven)– then you’ll know the challenges¬†of setting aside regular quality time to spend with your spouse. Either you have the bedtime routine down, but…

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The old ball and chain…?

I actually hate this phrase. It’s meant to elicit wry chuckles, filled with knowing. Usually in reference to wives. Conjuring up images of chain-gang prisoners, dragging their heavy ball and chain everywhere, enslaved for their past mistakes. Everyone who would look on a prisoner in such shackles would be really glad that they weren’t in…

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