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It’s time to fess up.

By Holly-TheNest.com Jan 28, 2010 5:46PM
By now, we've all heard that as couples, we should be having date night. Fine. Got it. But truth be told, Jack and I have a spotty track record when it comes to actually keeping up with them. Sometimes finances are the culprit -- we just don't feel like we can afford to go out. But usually, our excuse is scheduling. Bottom line -- we work wonky hours.  

Wait, did I just morph into my mom?

By Holly-TheNest.com Jan 27, 2010 2:57PM
You already know how much I love lifehacker, even if many of their tips are wasted on me (i.e., how to make an emergency stove out of a tin can). So when they start to speak my language (awesome domestic tips versus wilderness survival) I get really, really happy. I'm definitely going to try this Crock-Pot recipe, as I am getting more and more into the idea of cooking meals that create yummy leftovers.  

Finally, some good news for alpha girls.

By Holly-TheNest.com Jan 26, 2010 7:48PM
For years, I've been reading articles warning against the dangers of a wife making more dough than her husband. I guess the prevailing wisdom is that it emasculates him and leads to divorce. I get it. But just because I get it doesn't mean it doesn't totally bug me. First of all, I feel like it's hard enough to earn a living (confession: My income and Jack's are neck and neck) without worrying about whether or not I'm making too much.  

And by “men,” I mean this man.

By Jack-TheNest.com Jan 22, 2010 8:04PM
So, just in case anyone out there was still wondering whether men have similar self-image issues as women, allow me to answer: Yes, yes they do. And as to whether these issues occasionally spiral out of control right before a night out on the town and become full-blown meltdowns? Again, a resounding yes. It happens to the best of us, and by “the best of us,” I mean me. And by “occasionally,” I mean last night.  

Does yours?

By Holly-TheNest.com Jan 21, 2010 5:58PM
I'll be honest, Jack and I are pretty much following the Klum/Seal model when it comes to dealing with members of the opposite sex. In short, we're kinda strict about the way we behave when mixing it up with other peeps. It's not that we have rules for each other, it's that I have rules for myself (don't do anything to disrespect him) and Jack has rules for himself (would it bother me if she did it? If yes, knock it off).  

Relax, it's not the Heidi Montag/Spencer Pratt mess.

By Holly-TheNest.com Jan 20, 2010 6:22PM
Here's the deal: I'm just not that celebrity-crazed. To be honest, I've never really had a celebrity crush. Brad. Pit. Does. Nothing. For. Me.

There, I think I've made my point.

But here's the weird thing. I was looking at these shots of celebrity couples on the red carpet at the Golden Globes  and I realized...I have a huge crush on Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. I want their marriage (which I, by the way, know nothing about), I want their careers, I want to be them!  

A new app helps you wean yourself off.

By Holly-TheNest.com Jan 19, 2010 6:18PM
Can I just say how much I love Life Hacker? Even though I'm doing pretty well in this department (for now), Jack and I used to argue about my computer/BlackBerry usage all the time. He felt it was infiltrating every area of my life, and I felt I was just being a responsible adult who cared about her career.  

What if I don't want to?

By Jack-TheNest.com Jan 15, 2010 7:40PM
Holly just emailed me a bunch of food blog links -- example A, example B -- and suggested I pick a recipe to learn to make. She thought it might make a good topic for my entry this week. I think she figured I'd write something funny about how I've only cooked three meals during the entire time we've been together. But to tell you the truth, the whole thing pissed me off.  
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