The Maid, Matron and/or Man of Honor Commandments

Modern weddings are ripe with opportunities to create drama and misunderstandings especially when it comes to the roles and responsibilities for everyone involved. This is most prevalent in the bridal party where tasks like the bachelorette and day of preparations fall on the maid, matron or man of honor who gets to serve as a... Continue Reading →

My Introverted Heart

Human interaction comes with it perks, like love, kindness and wisdom, to name a few. However, it too can also drive a person to madness, as many memes and posts on social media seem to echo every day. Personally, I like to blame this effect on not having agreed upon laws of reciprocity to ensure... Continue Reading →

“Chores, like success, are unisex…”

Guys and dolls, I know that it is easy to fall into the trap of traditional gender roles, especially when it comes to marriage and relationships but there is absolutely no rule of man or God that states what type of modern chores are gender aligned. Sometimes I wonder where our ancestors got the notion... Continue Reading →

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?”

If you ever want to give an introvert a panic attack, ask them this question. Go ahead, try it! It is by far the most horrible question you can ask the likes of me, even worse than the dreaded "Do you have kids?" question. Why, you ask? Because there is no way for us to... Continue Reading →

Laws Were Meant To Be Broken

There is something to be said about the way laws are enacted and enforced in the United States. In theory, regulations are passed to protect the unalienable rights the constitution and Bill of Rights grant citizens. From protecting the constituents' lives to enacting social reform, legislation ensures that we all agree on the value of... Continue Reading →

Deconstructing Zach

When I was little my mom let me watch the movie Reconstructing Henry in which Harrison Ford plays a wealthy man that loses his memory and motor skills due to an accident. As he starts piecing together his life he realizes that he used to be a horrible person and that his new condition presented... Continue Reading →

“Do You Want Me To Interpret or Translate?”

The first time I noticed the difference between a translator and an interpreter was during the 1996 Miss Universe pageant. Alicia Machado, Miss Venezuela, was answering the questions in Spanish but what the assigned translator said in English was a better, more polished interpretation of what she had mentioned. The realization that the person communicating... Continue Reading →

Live and Die by the Rules

After fifteen years together, my husband has amassed a collection of self imposed rules that take away the coolest aspect of being alive: the flexibility in our choices. I get that kids need discipline and structure to gain a sense of empowerment and accountability for their efforts and actions but if the rules are to... Continue Reading →

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