It Is National VLOG Day: Hello From The Wife

Hey everyone. I’m a member of the awesome 20Something Blogger blogger collective and they’ve deemed today VLOG Day. The assignment is to introduce yourself via VLOG. I know The Man usually VLOGs but todays it’s my turn! Nice to e-meet you. More info on VLOG Day here.

P.S.I look like CRAP because it’s 2AM and I’m up working with no makeup or brush nearby. Forgive me. I do however clean up well, promise! Ha!
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This video post is part of 20SB’s Vlog Day and the topic is “Introduce Yourself”…anyone can participate! Details are here.

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The Question Of The Prince And The Castle (Need Both?)

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I have to watch the new romantic comedy series “Single Ladies” on VH1 each Monday night for my job.( I write the recaps for Essence.com if you actually watch the show and ever want to check ‘em out.) On tonight’s episode LisaRaye McCoy’s character Keisha proclaimed that in life women either want the prince, or the castle, but you can’t have both. LisaRaye, I love you girl, but your character was dead wrong on that one.

No, we’re not rich – not even well-off if you ask me – but each night when I come home and walk through that door after a grueling 12 hour day I smile at my prince and I feel like I’ve entered my castle. Really!

The Man and I have done so much to make our house a home and because we’ve personalized it, we truly do think of it as our castle. Home is after all, where the heart is, and our hearts live here, together. I have a few girlfriends who are single and still joke about the dream of marrying rich. Well, before I met my prince I kissed a few wealthy frogs and if I’m being honest I don’t think their money would have been enough for me in the end. Would I have enjoyed spending it? Of course, some days. BUT, I know that those credit cards would not have put the giant smile on my face that only my man can. Some people say love is not enough, but I say money isn’t either.

Maybe one could argue that you need a healthy dose of both to be happy, but all I can say to that is, right now my all-love no-money diet suits my heart, mind, and body just fine.

Ladies, why is your husband your prince? Do you feel that your home is your castle?

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Does Your Marriage Fit Into One Of These Five New Types? (Ours Does Not)

Marriage Confidential Book Pamela Haag Review CritiqueStumbled across a crazy interesting article on Jezebel recently and I couldn’t wait to spark some discussion on this one. In her new book “Marriage Confidential” author Pamela Haag breaks down five types of marriage that she believes exist today. I haven’t read the book, but after reading Jezebel’s summary of the “types” and their feelings that they make marriage seem like “happiness funerals” I’m thinking I won’t be adding it to my summer reading list.

Here’s a quick recap of the types (per Jezebel) so we can review and discuss girls. Warning: You might want to sit down for this one.

The Semihappy Marriage
You’re bored with each other but don’t leave because it’s comfortable. You’re going to get a divorce.

The Parenting Marriage
You have kids, so you stay together for them, even though you’d like to get divorced.

Workhorse Wives
You should not have married that sculptor because sculpting doesn’t pay the bills and now the woman is going to have to do all of the work. You’re going to go insane, and then get a divorce.

Ed McMahon Syndrome
You agree with your spouse because you’re fucking sick of arguing. You seem to agree with Johnny Carson a lot. You want a divorce.

The Semimarried
You don’t really love each other, but you don’t dislike each other enough to break up. So you don’t. You’re not ballsy enough to divorce, but you want to.

Now that you’ve read them and probably found your jaw locked in the dropped position, let’s review here. Is this lady basically saying that either you can’t stand your husband, can’t stand to start over, can’t deal with wearing the shorts in your marriage, OR you never loved him anyway? Continue reading

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VLOG: The Man Rants On Being Allowed to Grocery Shop Alone

Ladies, my husband once again feels he has something very important to say on behalf of husbands worldwide. Watch him rant about why it frustrates him that I refuse to allow him to grocery shop alone. In my defense, you should know that I’ve given him amply chances to come home with apples instead of Kettle Corn potato chips, and still he’s failed me. Watch and decide for yourself — If you take his side on this one I’ll love you anyway, promise! (P.S. There’s a poll below, too!)

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Meet A Wife Monday: Marine Wife Tiffany Stops By

tifanny and her husband a series of fortunate eventsA lot of things inspire me to want to keep my marriage healthy and happy. One of them is meeting other wives who are making it work every day, and loving it! I knew quite a few before I said “I do”, and since Man Wife and Dog Blog was born I’ve met so many more. They’re all so fabulous I want you to meet them too. This week, meet marine wife and blogger Tiffany from A Series Of Fortunate Events!

The Wife: Tiffany, 23

The Man: Ryan, 26

But You Can Call Them: The Johnsons

How She Snagged Him: “We first met on the school bus in 2000 while I was in middle school and he was in high school. We lost touch and reconnected in 2005 during my last semester of high school. We’ve been inseparable ever since.”

Married Since: 04.03.09

The Dogs: Diamond, a cute little Yorkie Pin puppy and Homeboy, a Lab/Pitbull mix

The Kids: “None yet, but maybe someday.”

Place They Call Home: “A cozy, little 1-bedroom apartment in Ann Arbor, MI.”

How She Pays the Bills: MBA intern

How He Pays the Bills: US Marine and Social Media Director at private equity firm

What Makes Her Man Hot: “His sense of humor, his charm, and his fit body.”

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If You Are Feeling Like A Crappy Housewife Today

Please, don’t! You’re not a crappy housewife, this chick is! Meet Norwegian “recording artist” Tonje Langeteig. This is her video for her new single “I Don’t Wanna Be A Crappy Housewife”. It awesomely bad – so get ready to enjoy a good laugh. (You’re welcome!)
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