Category Archives: Our Situation

5 Advantages To Putting The Baby Carriage Before Marriage

If you’ve been watching me prepare for our nuptials with our 3-year-old in tow, you know that preschoolers make terrible wedding planners.  But as I zone in on our BIG DAY (one month away!), I’m realizing some hidden advantages to doing things backwards 1. We’ve Got Warm Feet- I’m not talking about the kind you get from sharing a down comforter, though those […]

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Should I Change My Name When I Get Married?

I’m getting married in 5 weeks (!) and I’ve started wondering – should I change my name? Not my last name, silly.  “Wruble” is too much a part of me.  Wrubes.  A-Dub.  Amy Roooo.  Ruby Tuesday.  Arugula.  Wruble-loo.  Wruby.  Where do the nicknames go if you change your name? Besides, Google loves “Wruble.”  There are […]

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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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You Take The Cake

Dear Viv, I know wedding planning hasn’t been that fun for you. Lots of long car rides, boring meetings and time-consuming bridal indecision. Plus, grown-ups are always telling you not to touch anything, like that’s a reasonable request. I hope we made it up to you today. Baby Owl was a fan of Triple Berry […]

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The Real Peril of Putting Carriage Before Marriage

It’s no secret that my fiancé and I had our daughter out of wedlock. Most people have been cool with it, and I don’t think our child, relationship, or society-at-large have suffered for our jumping the gun. However, I have discovered that there is one serious problem with making a baby before getting married, and […]

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