Why Have Kids?

Remember when you could roll into your home around dawn? Remember when you could sleep till afternoon o’clock and have breakfast for dinner because that was your first meal of the day and you weren’t being silly? Remember when you could lay in bed with your partner all day and nap and make love and talk and nap and make love … Well? Remember? Yeah, we don’t either.

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The Mourning After

Parenting is like a box of chocolate. However, it is frowned upon it you take a bite or poke the bottom and throw it back in the box. Wow, that sounded bad. Let’s try this: Parenting is like a fishing trip. Sometimes you have good days and some days they’re too small and you throw them back in the water. Nope! One more try: Parenting is like cracker jacks. All sweet and salty and you get a prize in every box. Unfortunately, it’s probably an ugly tattoo. Ah hell, forget it. Just read the post.

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Chinese Baby

It’s Wednesday and we are breaking our traditional midweek post for something a little different. Surprisingly (to us), we’re going to stay with this week’s theme of the qualities of love. Not only do we have love in this post but also there are Chinese babies, people from Ohio, a cleft lip, a link to Paypal, crack addicts, several therapists and a happy ending after ten years. If that doesn’t get your attention then your meds are too strong.

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Prostitutes make better lovers

The kids are alright. We think. Truth be told we haven’t seen our kids since the last day of school. We basically did a Costco run, bought tons of easy packaged food, bricked up our door and have been living in our bedroom. Sure we can hear them wreaking havoc and we are sure they are doing some kind of construction out there but we stay hidden writing about love myths. Today’s myth has been perpetuated for eons and continues to be among all cultures and forms of media. This myth is one of the worst things a parent can teach their child, aside from eating Cheese nips for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Love and Genghis Khan. Two great conquerors.

With our kids home, we find that by design we have more conversations and need to answer more questions. We also find that having a child a year away from going to college, we are trying to rack our brains for any lessons that we may have forgotten to give her. Separating laundry? Check. Brushing twice a day and flossing once? Check. Love your fellow man and don’t judge those who are different? Check. Those are all important but what about things having to do with matters of the heart? Have we taught her the important lessons that she will need to protect herself and yet know when to give her precious heart?

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What Were My Parents Thinking?

Just a couple more days before the kids are home for the summer and we are starting to hyperventilate from the sheer excitement. Wait. Did we say excitement? We meant dread. By Friday we will have a 17 year old who is starting her college applications, a six year old who can’t wait to be on vacation and the three year old who has been waiting rather impatiently for everybody to be home. Scary! Now comes the fun parenting where we work at making everyone feel equal and loved and safe and nurtured and special and like superstars! Sure……

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The Game Of Love

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, we are getting a late start on the week. This doesn’t mean we are jipping you of any good stuff. We promise to jam all the CoupleDumb goodness into the next three days. Who knows, we may even throw in a WTF for old time’s sake. But for the days remaining, we think we will talk about dating and relating the way everybody is doing it. You know what we’re talking about. Call. Don’t call. Sex. No sex. We are talking about the Game. So, the board is set and the pieces are placed. Your move.

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