Category Archives: Couplehood

5 Surprising Reactions People Have When I Tell Them I’m Marrying My “Baby Daddy”

After four years of living in sin and three years of raising our daughter together, my partner and I are tying the knot this summer. We’re excited to make it official. So is our accountant. Here are some of the wackier reactions we’ve gotten to our news: 1)  “I’m Glad He’s Doing the Right Thing” – […]

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My Baby Daddy Left Me On Facebook

The father of my child just abandoned me—on Facebook, that is. He quit the social media machine, claiming it’s a time-suck that has gotten less personal and more annoying over the years.  I think he’s crazy.  Without Facebook, how would I know which Scandal character I most resemble or what my old boss had for […]

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The Valentine’s Day Advice You Didn’t Ask For

Until five years ago, most of my Valentine’s Days were comically awful.  There was the time I carelessly ended a college relationship on February 14, thinking a nice dinner and chocolate would somehow soften the blow.  Or the night an overzealous Valentine nibbled my ear until he dislodged my diamond stud earring, which was lost […]

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How Bad Are Separate Beds?

Note, I wrote this for Families in the Loop last month.  I’m on the mend now.  Due to a serious back injury, I’ve spent the last seven weeks in bed—by myself.  I’m propped up on pillows, bolstered by ice packs, popping medication at odd hours and generally moaning a lot, so my fiancé wisely set […]

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Why We’re Not Going To Videotape Our Wedding (Probably)

Dave is super easy going about the wedding planning.  Usually we’re in sync, and if we’re not, he’ll defer to Bridezilla.  Except on this one issue: No video.  He’s putting his foot down. “I want to experience our wedding, not record it.”  He tells me.   He’s thought about this.

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