Tag Archives: bending the rules

The Wedding Song

Robert and I got married in 2010. Although I’d noticed over the years that Robert liked to cook a lot, and that he was a lot cleaner than I was, I didn’t realize the extent to which he differed from … Continue reading

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These Things Happen

I know it seems like all I do is talk about Mormonism, but that wasn’t the point when I started this blog. I know nobody really cares about liberal Mormonism except for other liberal Mormons (and oh do we care) … Continue reading

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The First Year Myth

Confession: Our first year of marriage has been hard. Confession the second: So was our first year of dating. I take comfort in this. It helps me realize that we’re people who need to settle into things.┬áTo clarify, it’s not … Continue reading

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Laundry Day

I was lucky enough to have a mom who washed my laundry all the way until I went to college. I don’t know why she did and I certainly wouldn’t have minded if she told me to do it myself, … Continue reading

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Introductions ad infinitum

Last night I picked up a friend before our Super Bowl shindig. In the car, he told me about a conversation he’d just had with his brother: Brother: What are your plans for the Super Bowl? Friend: I’m going over … Continue reading

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Stay At Home Partner

Before I started work, I was a little stressed out about the fact that Husband didn’t have a job yet. Not because we needed another income, but because it didn’t seem fair that I was the one who’d have to … Continue reading

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Perpetuating the Stereotype

So a friend and I were on the much-hated topic of networking the other day, and he said something about trying to network with the gay partners at our firm, but failing because a lot of them are jerks (please … Continue reading

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The Break-Up

Remember when I wrote about how all the cultural noise about our relationships with our in-laws is a bunch of crap? And how I’m always writing about the ways my marriage doesn’t mesh with anybody’s expectations, my own included? Well, … Continue reading

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In Which I Repeatedly and Embarrassedly Use The Word “Daddy”

Last night Husband and I ate dinner with another couple and the talk turned to Husband’s job hunt. His hypothetical job hunt, actually, but that’ll be another post another day. So we’re talking about Husband’s plans and our friend says … Continue reading

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Breaking My Own Rules

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post explaining why I don’t blog about politics. The next day I wrote a lengthy piece about the First Amendment. Last week, I told you that I don’t post about the details of … Continue reading

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