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My Wife Just Said… #308

Posted by on March 20th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Our reliance on our phones has made us pretty terrible about tracking certain things. For instance, I can pretty much only remember my own phone number and 911. I might be able to guess about 5 or 6 digits correctly in my wife’s phone number. It’s the same with directions. Google and our map apps […]

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Did You Do Your Part(ner)? (Giveaway)

Posted by on February 24th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

I partnered with Plum Organics for their Do Your Part(ner) campaign. Isn’t it romantic?   Before this Valentine’s Day swept us all off our feet (or plopped us onto a cozy couch to pass out), I teamed up with Plum Organics for my hopefully-funny Realistic Love Notes for Parents to help launch their Do Your […]

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Realistic Love Notes for Parents

Posted by on February 8th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

I partnered with Plum Organics to bring you this funny, honest look at the realities of parental romance.   There’s really only one thing that changes dramatically when you have a baby: EVERYTHING. Sure we all lose a lot of sleep, money, energy, car keys and brain cells. We don’t tend to blab online about […]

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Dreams Within Dreams

Posted by on January 26th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Even when she's sleeping, she's running through my mind. And yes, she's holding the phone waiting for me to come home. A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jan 25, 2017 at 8:52pm PST I remember being a young boy and waking up suddenly in the middle of the night. I was always so […]

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My Wife Just Said… #301

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Those words, uttered by any human being, male or female, are the clearest indication you’re about to hear something that is not at all funny. And, true to form, it wasn’t. My wife continued on to unload some serious distaste for something that was pretty awful. Once someone says “you know what’s so funny,” you […]

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Nerf Wars: Revenge of the Husband

Posted by on December 1st, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Listen, my wife and I have a funny, and to those on the outside, odd relationship sometimes. We do things that annoy each other on purpose. We sometimes wrestle around in bed. We make sounds or voices that grate on our respective last nerves. This woman? Well, she’s a saint for putting up with this […]

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My Wife Just Said to Herself… #289

Posted by on October 31st, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

When your wife says something that makes little to negative-eleven sense, a husband would probably do well to simple nod and say, “Ah.” I however made the mistake chose to join in the conversation. She’d said something random about an Amazon order, I think. My bad for thinking she was talking to me, whatever was […]

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That Time Tom Hanks Crashed Your Wedding

Posted by on September 28th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Did you have a dream of what your wedding would look like? Did you imagine Tom Hanks would be there? Well, for this couple, that dream became reality. Now, I eloped with my wife because apparently I’m not big on pomp and circumstance, but there’s a part of me that wishes we had done the […]

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My Wife Just Said Sorry… #281

Posted by on September 5th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Marriage is an emotional extreme sport by itself. Add kids into the obstacle course and tensions can run hot. Occasional blowups aren’t a shocker when a stress-abundant and sleep-deficient couple start talking about a touchy topic. Humor has always been the best flame-retardant for us. A sudden ridiculous face with a terrible foreign accent or […]

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My Wife Just Wished… #277

Posted by on August 8th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Once they have kids, most kid-bearers are acquainted with the resultant hair thinning and slower growth, whether it’s from hormone changes for the mom, male pattern thinning for dad, or frustratedly pulling it out in clumps for both. Men may generally experience more hairlessness than women, but there’s a cruel sort of fake-out double-cross that […]

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