Category Archives: Couplehood

On a Scale from Tori Spelling to Never, When Do Most Women Want Postpartum Sex?


Let’s talk about sex, baby.  Or more accurately, sex after baby. A friend recently confided in me that after giving birth to her first child, she lost her sex drive for a long time.  She remembers sadly mourning her old friend, sex. “I’d always been a really sexual person,” she told me.  “And then it […]

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My Husband Thinks I’m a Hoarder

I’ll admit it—I’ve saved every letter written to me at sleepaway camp circa 1984. And all of my concert t-shirts. And my sixth grade sticker collection. And the satin unicorn with rainbow streamers that hung over my childhood bed. My husband, on the other hand, recently threw out a working humidifier because it looked “grungy.” […]

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Who Comes First–Your Husband, or Your Kids?

The other day, I found my husband engrossed in an article called “My Husband is the Perfect Dad–And it Almost Killed Our Marriage.” Nervously, he asked me to read it and tell him what I thought. It’s a story about a mom who deeply resented her husband for prioritizing their three kids over her. Though […]

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The Miracle of Life is Gross (And There’s Something Wrong With My Taint)

Always love to have a post up on Scary Mommy.  Just beware, saucy language ahead. “Honey, there’s something wrong with my taint!” I yell to my husband. “Your what?” “My taint. How have you lived to be 39 without…oh, never mind. It’s called the taint because it ain’t the vagina and it ain’t the butt… […]

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What I Learned On My First Kid-Free Vacation

After three and half years in the parenting trenches, my husband and I took our first adults-only vacation (our honeymoon) at a resort in Big Sur, California. I didn’t feel too guilty about leaving our daughter behind with her grandparents, because ice cream. The real question was, would I be okay? As a stay-at-home mom, […]

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