[wp_connect_like_button href="http://www.everyotherthursday.com/2011/07/how-friends-grow-distant-after-a-new-baby/" send_button="enabled" layout="standard" width="600" show_faces="enabled" verb="like" colorscheme="light" font="arial" ref="" /]Driving on the way in to the office today, I began to think about some of the changes my family and I have gone through since our move to the Midwest just about a year ago. We’ve met some amazing new friends and the kids [...]
Today is Flag Day. It’s also my 15th wedding anniversary. On a hot June day in 1996, my wife Eliete did me the biggest favor anyone has ever done for me: she said I do. It’s amazing how someone can really make you a better person and truly be a partner for your entire life. [...]
Life can beat the living crap out of you. Take the time and prioritize what’s important.
Me and the fellas here at EoT spend a lot of time writing about our experiences as a dad, but without our wives, girlfriends, ex-wives, etc., we wouldn’t be dads (unless we went out and adopted on our own, which if you’ve read this blog enough, you know that each of us would be screwed [...]
I am always amazed that you folks find babysitters to watch your kids on that night of nights. During our entire marriage, not one family member, babysitter or friend has offered the gift of selflessness and offered to watch our kids. Not once. Zilch. Nada.
A wise man once said, “A man is only as faithful as his options.” Of course, that wise man was a comedian (Chris Rock) but the point is still there. We are really only as faithful as our options. Sadly, it has less to do with a six pack abs than it has to do [...]
Grey’s Anatomy is on, again. And thank God there’s a baseball game I can watch in the bedroom. Now I’m not saying Grey’s is a bad show, which it is (just awful). I’m not saying I don’t get the love for McDreamy, which I don’t (didn’t he play the pizza delivery guy/gigolo in that horrible [...]
I recently celebrated my seventh wedding anniversary. By no means is seven years a milestone, but in this day in age when divorce papers are as common as wedding nuptials, seven years is a pretty good benchmark. We’ve made it this far. Haven’t killed each other yet. Finances are in order. Food is on the [...]
All husbands will chuckle and nod when they read this post. It’s about the 3pm telephone call from the wife. You know what I’m talking about: You: “Hello.” Wife: “Hey hon, how’s your day going?” You: “Good. You?” Wife: “Good. What time are you coming home?” You: “Ah, not sure. The usual I’m guess.” Wife: [...]
My in-laws recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. We a blue collar type family and it’s more about the company we keep and the conversations than it is fancy dinners, expensive wine and dressing up. We headed to a local Italian place that’s kid friendly (nine grandkids in total). I took a couple minutes to talk [...]