There was a recent episode of How I Met Your Mother that struck a chord: It dealt with the fact that no matter how mature and established your friends are when they’re about to become parents, you can’t help but picture all the wacky things they’ve done in their past that, had that behavior continued, would disqualify them from being good role models, let alone semi-responsible moms and dads. This never felt truer than this past Saturday night. Continue reading
Category Archives: Maybe to Baby
The Adorable Way My Friend Shared Her Pregnancy News
Last week, one of my pals suggested that a few of us get together for lunch. We all managed to be free at the same time (no small feat for us), and we were treated to an amazing announcement in our company cafeteria. Continue reading
Would You Nix Your Favorite Baby Name If a Celebrity Chose It?
A pregnant person I know has a short list of names she and her hubby are considering for their soon-to-arrive son. But one of them had to go when a certain celebrity chose that moniker for her offspring. Continue reading
Josie’s Ready for a Baby! But Here’s Why She’s Waiting
Like a lot of Merital Bliss readers, Josie wants to be a mom someday. Unlike the majority, though, she wishes someday were yesterday. I’d be remiss if I didn’t share her perspective on family-starting. Maybe you’ll relate… Continue reading
The Strange New Party That Married Couples Are Throwing
I like any excuse to throw a party. I desperately wanted a half-birthday party when I was six months away from turning 14. Paul and I celebrate our dating anniversary by hosting dozens of guests at our apartment each year. I even started planning a hypothetical five-year wedding anniversary party before we were married a full 365 days. So I would’ve expected myself to be on board with this new kind of party, but I’m so not. Continue reading
Husband Material: Meet an Adorable Single Guy in Our Very First VIDEO!
I had the distinct privilege of meeting a fantastic boy recently, and he was up for being filmed, so now you get to see him in action. You’re all going to love him–promise. Continue reading
6 Reasons You Should Never Ever Ask a Woman If She’s Pregnant
2013: The Year of Fewer Brides and Babies?
Let’s discuss triskaidekaphobia, aka fear of the number 13. It’s as real as claustrophobia (fear of closed-in spaces, which I have) and hemaphobia (fear of blood, which I also have). In fact, it’s so real that I’ve yet to encounter an elevator in Manhattan with a button for floor 13. So how is 2013’s impending arrival affecting young women toying with the idea of getting married or pregnant? Continue reading
Maybe to Baby: Emily Knew the Time Is “Never 100% Right” for Having a Baby
Emily was my first very close friend to get pregnant. I was in awe of the big decisions she made during this time. Here, she breaks them down. Continue reading
My Best Friend’s Baby Shower
Last May, my co-maid-of-honor Melissa and I were charged with throwing our best friend’s bridal shower. Last weekend, we were on decorating and games duty for the recent bride’s baby shower. And jaws dropped when we explained one of the games to the guests. Continue reading