May 29, 2016 · 1:01 PM ET
Numbers by themselves don’t often mean much but sometimes it’s fun to look at the ones swirling around you ….
Weight: 5 pounds more than I’d like. 10 pounds more than my mother would like.
Kids: 6 (4 that came pre-assembled; 2 BigE and I made from scratch)
Years on Divorce Court: 9
Years on the bench before Divorce Court: 8
Years Married: 27
Years Happily Married: less than 27 more than 15: (not bad I’d say)
Number of Siblings: 1
Number of Siblings that I am taller than: 1
Shoe size: 5
Shoe Count: indeterminate and growing.
Twitter Followers: 30,000
Facebook Fans: 430,000+
Instagram Followers: 2300
Books Published: 3
Unfinished books looming on my hard drive: 5
Hours a day I say I’m going to write but don’t: 3
Average time spent in the grocery store: 15 minutes
Visits to grocery store each week: 6 (I think we all can see the problem here)
Minutes I can talk on the phone before I get cranky: 7
Days a week I play tennis: 0 (I hurt myself and I’m mad about it.)
Days a week I would like to play tennis: 7
Jobs I have: More than 3 less than 10 (Frankly, I’m unsure)
Number of things I am grateful for: Too many to count.
May 20, 2016 · 3:07 PM ET
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January 16, 2016 · 8:03 AM ET
I had more June Cleaver, Claire Huxtable genes than I thought.
Nothing like love to make you feel oddly domestic in ways you swore you’d never do.
I don’t know where they got this from
but I did not find that 2 can live a cheaply as one.
People have financial personalities. Savers gotta save.
Spenders … have to get with the program.
A marriage will glide … for a while but sooner rather than
later you have to put your thrusters
back on before you lose too much altitude.
A sense of humor is invaluable.
You never get to stop talking about it.
Marriage counselors should be a go-to-whenever event
not a near-the-end-of–the-marriage event.
At some point you and your partner will find
yourselves hanging on for dear life trying to survive the kids.
Number 8 can last a long time … just sayin’.
You know you’ve got the right guy when the
both of you forget your wedding anniversary
and both of you think it’s funny.