How pets help us get ready for parenting

We’re not there yet. But we’re really looking forward to becoming mommies and daddies some day. Past experience as a couple, and previously as single folks, taught us to be patient. We’re also part of the social convention of putting career before starting a family. So, by the time mommy is ready to have her first child, we’ll be ready, and we’ll have all our ducks in a row by that time. Speaking of which, and talking of animals, imagine our surprise when we read this delightful story a few days ago. Continue reading[..]

We really need to get out more

Did we give you the impression that we love being outdoors? Perhaps we should just let you know then. Yes, we absolutely love being outdoors. Trouble is though, if you were one of those near to us and knew us intimately, then you might just tell us to our faces that we were lying. Because, after all, when last did you see us out and about?  Unfortunately for us, we have a rather sad and sorry explanation of an excuse. And to cap it off, it’s not entirely a new and unique one either. Most folks with similar predicaments have used this excuse at some stage of their lives. Continue reading[..]

How we met each other

Well, we didn’t exactly meet each other in the great outdoors, strictly speaking, but when we met we were on similar excursions. That we cemented our future together under the roof – we’re not saying whose – is purely a technicality. As far as we can remember, we were both in the middle of a personal crisis. He was having problems with his work and family situation. She was working just fine then, but was making a slow recovery from a rather abusive relationship of long standing. Continue reading[..]

No matter how much or little we have of it, we’re always having trouble with money

Here, we can honestly say we speak from experience, because when it comes to dealing with money, boy have we had loads of experience. True to say, we also had loads of the money too. This post, themed on the upsetting subject of money, by the way is not written by registered, qualified and certified financial planners who are legally allowed to give you expert advice on how to handle your income, but by two good writers who have only now come to terms with the harsh realities of not listening to wise counsel. Continue reading[..]

How we are coping, and how you can cope too

In an earlier post centered on healthy living, we ended up emphasizing the state of our own mental health. We, as professional writers, the pair of us, were tasked to speak from personal experience. Although this is not always easy for us to do, mainly because we both value our private lives, we’ve managed well so far. Strictly speaking, as you are reading this, we may as well be anonymous. That’s the funny thing about human nature; we only seem ready and able to reveal our deepest thoughts this way. Continue reading[..]

Let the games begin

Ok, granted, marriage is not a game. Those of you who have been married for many years may even argue that it’s more than a pain sometimes. Those of you who are newly-weds may still have vivid recollections of all the stress and work that went into planning the wedding reception and then finally getting hitched. We understand that. Continue reading[..]