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The 14th Day…Beyond the Hype

The 14th Day…Beyond the Hype

A day known for love and romance is quickly approaching, and there are A-LOT of expectations wrapped up in just that one gentle rotation of the earth.  If we buy into all the hype, there are roses to be delivered, perfect gifts to be wrapped, and dinner...

The Love Affair

The Love Affair

I am having an affair. I should feel very, very guilty … but I don't. He's a married father of three. I'm also married with three children. I happen to know his kids very well. In fact, I've known his wife my whole life. She is me, I am her. I'm having an affair...

The Tale of Our Three Marriages

The Tale of Our Three Marriages

4 Minute Read "If in the dark we lose sight of love, hold my hand, and have no fear cause I will be here."-Steven Curtis Chapman When we stood at the altar over 27 years ago, and my friend Marcy sang those haunting words, I had no idea in my 25-year-old head how true...

The Place In-Between

The Place In-Between

3 minute Read The in-between is where I reside these days. This strange place, not yet an empty-nester and not a young-mom anymore, either. Just here.  Sometimes it seems like I’m just floating in ‘the in-between.’ Un-noticed. Fading into the background. This...

Why Part Two?

Why Part Two?

3 Minute Read So many of you have asked, why did I name this blog—I Do Part Two?  Why, Part Two?  Because 'Part Two’ means something different to each of us, it’s as varied as all of our marriage experiences. I wanted 'I Do Part Two' to be a space where...

Still Chasing (Her) Tail

Still Chasing (Her) Tail

Great post by a husband who improved his health and his relationship with his wife by competing in Spartan Races.

About Every 10th Night

About Every 10th Night

My latest post about what happens when my husband snores or I purr and it keeps us both up at night

When North Met South

When North Met South

4 Minute Read It wasn’t like he spoke French, or we had grown up on different continents, or had families who forbade us to date each other…but it was close.  I was born and raised in a small town in Vermont at the base of the Green Mountains. So, it was...

My Mulligan Story

My Mulligan Story

"I'm stronger because I had to be, I'm smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of sadness I've known, and now wiser because I learned." -Unknown 4 Minute Read If you’re a golfer, you’re familiar with the term mulligan. It’s...

Reinventing​ the Magic…

Reinventing​ the Magic…

Christmas Day by Norman Rockwell“I make no apologies for the fact that my love and heightened anticipation for the holidays is a little off the charts.” –Stephanie Riley 4 Minute Read You remember that spark, right? That magical energy…when the child within your soul...

Weaving Two Lives Together

Weaving Two Lives Together

"In the tapestry of life, we are all connected."- Unknown Last weekend I flew from the lush Willamette Valley in Oregon to the arid desert of Tucson, Arizona to witness a longtime friend’s daughter marry her sweetheart. The outdoor setting was spectacular: a white...

Things I Now Say Aloud

Things I Now Say Aloud

3 Minute Read I sat there on the couch, my counselor across the coffee table from me. Her “office” didn’t feel like one. It felt more like my great aunt’s living room. Relaxed and inviting, warmly lit and messy. Imperfect.  “Solace?” She trailed off…. she...

I’m Fine…

I’m Fine…

8 Minute Read All I wanted to do was take a nap. It was the middle of a Sunday afternoon and the perfect time to turn off my phone, and the rest of the world with it.  After playing endless rounds of a word puzzle that usually works like a tranquilizer, I was...

The Affair

The Affair

4 Minute Read Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn't.-Rikki Rogers It burned as it went down...I’d been here, in this place, before. It smelled and felt familiar. Like a knowing friend greeting me: but,...

Three Simple Words

Three Simple Words

3 Minute Read “Cuddle with me so I can put my freezing cold feet on you and probably use you as a pillow and steal all the covers.  K.  Thanks.”  (Pinterest) On our wedding day 28 years ago, my husband’s father and our best man, implored us in his toast...

Shoulder-to-Shoulder

Shoulder-to-Shoulder

Jason and his wife, Ann, walking Shoulder-to-Shoulder at his daughter's wedding. 3 Minute Read It’s taken time to understand and recognize, perhaps years if I really think about it, but something amazing happens when you get “shoulder to shoulder” with a loved...

These Are The Moments…

These Are The Moments…

2 Minute Read At the airport, very early this morning, I ran into two wonderful couples.  One on the way to see their daughter play volleyball for her college, and the other taking their son to visit one. They were excited, expectant and looking forward to a...

Things I’m Afraid to Say Aloud

Things I’m Afraid to Say Aloud

4 Minute Read “Do you see or hear me? We are drowning in a cold dark sea and need to find a lifeboat! I don’t think we can hold on much longer. It’s getting cold, we’re drifting further apart…we need to stop looking for the horizon, and start dealing with what’s in...

What’s So Important About Foreplay?

What’s So Important About Foreplay?

4 Minute Read Even though most experts would agree it’s more of a mental game than a physical one, it was painfully obvious I was going to need a lot of practice. So, when I casually mentioned to my husband I was going to hit golf balls, I wasn't expecting his...

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