Life as a Wife: The Beauty in the Boredom

Life as a wife still feels so new. We indulge in date nights and road trips and weekend coffee in bed. People keep telling me, “Enjoy the bliss, it doesn’t last forever.” This almost always comes off as a warning. Maybe the experienced ones think it’s helpful to remind a couple of naive newlyweds completely unaware of how hard reality can be. Maybe we’re too giddy right now.  Maybe there will…. Read more

Life as a Wife: Pass the Wine, Please

My wedding was more than a year ago. I’m still writing thank you notes [insert cuss word here]. I’m still wondering why I need a bread maker. There’s already a killer carbs section at Whole Foods. And I’m still convinced wine is enough to mask my less-than-spectacular cooking skills. A good decanter is a great investment. I recently learned you can’t make a grilled cheese in the microwave. Or whip…. Read more

Life as a Wife: One Year Later

Happy Monday! It’s a celebratory week, because it marks one year since I strutted down the aisle to see my groom. Our official anniversary is not until Sunday. In true newlywed fashion, though, we’ll be celebrating all week— wine, dinner, flowers (hopefully my husband is reading this). Year one included a lot of “firsts” for us. One— we moved in together. In fact, we hadn’t even lived in the same state until five…. Read more