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Emily's husband Doug on his mission to clean the town of Noda

Living with the Aftershocks

I was sitting at the computer when the shaking started again. It was 11:30 and Doug was already in bed.

Playfull Living

I was sitting on the beach the other day when I saw a girl with her mom digging in the sand in front of me. They were giggling as they dug their purple shovels into the sand. The girl seemed to be about 5, and was full of life and joy. There was

Tour of Duty

Is there something the matter with me? As a wife? Because here’s the thing: I don’t always like to do my “wifely duty.”

The New Bed

It's bedtime, and Emi's asking for a drink before she goes to sleep. But tonight her usual request is accompanied by a more ominous directive. "Mommy," she says, her face solemn, "when you come back, we have to talk."

Not Perfect but Lovin' Him Anyway

Others may have begun their parenting journey with a positive pregnancy test and parenting book, but I started mine in front of the television.

To Sleep, Perchance to Scheme

My wife, Lael, and I had repeatedly been cautioned by our experienced friends to expect severe, relationship-altering sleep loss after the birth of our daughter. The truth was, though, that we looked forward to the challenge.

Bonus Baby

Last night I did what I ordinarily do around eleven o’clock. I shut down my laptop computer and put it away, then closed the book I was reading and set it on the lamp stand next to the sofa. I brought my water glass and my wine glass into the kitchen and put them in the dishwasher. While my husband went outside to smoke his last cigarette for the evening, I climbed the stairs and readied myself for bed.