Category: marriage

Why I stopped doing my husband’s laundry

Why I stopped doing my husband’s laundry

When my husband and I first started dating, I loved doing his laundry. Sick, I know. What kind of self-proclaimed Chicana feminist who dyed her hair purple, wore combat boots and rallied against the patriarchy enjoyed washing her man’s dirty laundry?…

Pour generously into your children

Pour generously into your children

This is a story about how my parenting came full circle. When I became a mother, I was all in. I threw myself into the role of mama. I took the job of taking care of this tiny person that…

When you’re struggling in your marriage

When you’re struggling in your marriage

I won’t blow sunshine up your skirt. We’re still in a precarious place. Marriage is hard. It takes some time to work through habits and traumas that have happened years before we even entered into this marriage. It’s been kind of…

Happy Father’s Dad, Pops: You’re doin’ good

Happy Father’s Dad, Pops: You’re doin’ good

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions…

Must watch: Grace & Frankie on Netflix

Must watch: Grace & Frankie on Netflix

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix. All opinions are my own. So what are ya’ll watching on Netflix these days? I’m always on the lookout for something new to binge on and my friends on Facebook never let me…

Working through life changes

Working through life changes

I’m a native Southern Californian and I’ve swam in the Pacific ocean my entire life but it wasn’t until I became an adult that I gained a healthy respect for the ocean. The ocean is immense and powerful. You can’t…

Things highly creative people do

Things highly creative people do

I consider myself a creative person. However, a creative person that is still very much left-brained. My creative side and my analytical side are constantly going toe to toe, fighting for supremacy. But I know those people–the people who are…

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

I painted everyone in my family in a  Pop Art style. Stay tuned for a how-to tutorial later this week. Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014. Where did this year go? It seems cliche to say but also very fitting. 2013 has…

Keep those pearly whites smiling

Keep those pearly whites smiling

One of the funniest things anyone has ever said to me about the relationship I have with my husband Michael was said by his little sister, Angie.  She would observe us together, shake her head and laugh. One day she…

Thermostat Wars: He’s cold & I’m not

Thermostat Wars: He’s cold & I’m not

When we’re not fighting over the thermostat, I like to get a few kisses in. I’m a big girl and I live in Southern California, so I don’t get cold too often. I welcome the chilly temps. I embrace the…