Blogmas day 11: Stop your spouse snoring?

We're snorers. My husband and I. He never used to be. He used to have the gentlest once-in-a-blue-moon snore. I wouldn't even call it a snore really. Shortly after Baby E was born and he was doing bi-weekly weekend trips home from Germany, he started to snore. Now these are proper snores. Real, guttural, hopelessly tired kind of snores. I've been a snorer since university. I think. At least it…

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Why are divorce rates rising?
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Why are divorce rates rising?

How true is it that divorce rates worldwide really are rising? I don't know but studies show it to be true. Research has found that the more highly educated a woman is, the less likely she is to end up divorced. I wouldn’t have guessed that. I would have thought it would be the reverse. I would also have thought that education has no bearing on the likelihood of a…

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For husbands: That’s life. Deal with it.
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For husbands: That’s life. Deal with it.

That's life, deal with it. There’s nothing more emotionally draining and dissatisfying for me than to hear the words “That’s life. Deal with it.” Especially when they’re coming from the person you’ve decided to “do life” with. If "deal with it" means just go with it, then that doesn't sit right with me. Not always. In my mind, there are a lot of things that happen in life...that can go…

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Marriage & newborns: Keeping the spark alive
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Marriage & newborns: Keeping the spark alive

I feel obligated to say as well that if you were like I was before I had a baby, don't think you need to do a total 180 on your idealism. You might end up with a baby who never cries, is happy to be in anyone's arms, will happily drink from a bottle as well as your boob even though they're exclusively breast milk-fed and loves their sleep.

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The millennials’ conflict: Marriage, motherhood & careers
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The millennials’ conflict: Marriage, motherhood & careers

We want it all. In fact, some of us are encouraged to go for it all. Why not aim high? Aim for the husband, the babies and the top position in that company and all before you're 35. There are women out there doing it. Why can't you?

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11 Things to discuss before having a baby with your partner

This is for you if you're newlyweds, a young couple who are considering conceiving together for the first time, or already pregnant and awaiting the arrival of your little one. From first and second hand experience, I can say that not discussing certain vital things before you go ahead and bring another life into this world can make for a stressful and/or miserable pregnancy and first few years with your…

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