Category Archives: Marriage

Meet The Vines: Relativity, Cathedral, Monkey

Meet the Vines on mash stories.com by Nina Badzin

Every so often I take a break from writing true things and return to the original passion that brought me to the writing world–fiction. In other words, sometimes I need to make stuff up. Recently, I entered a short story contest at Mash Stories with the following two rules: The story had to be 500 words or…

How We Celebrate The Fourth of July

July 4th, 2013

The Fourth of July is not a Jewish holiday, but my heritage and my husband’s heavily influences the way we “observe” this particular American celebration. Not everyone will agree with our view, but I hope you’ll read about it anyway. Come see what I mean by “observe” and let me know what you do on The Fourth. I’m…

New Friends vs Old Friends

Great Expectations quote on how we treat friends

On Brain, Child this week I wrote about the way we treat new friends versus old friends, which relates to how we treat people very close to us (spouse, kids, other family members) versus how we treat friends in general. In other words, sometimes we’re jerks with those closest to us in ways we would NEVER…

To My Husband on His Birthday

birthday collage for bryan

Bryan’s birthday is today, which makes me wish I had written a special blog post all about him. But then I realized that 95% of what I write is about Bryan, starting with one of my earliest and most popular posts, “Writing Advice From My Husband.” There was the whole baby naming fiasco of 2011 when…

In Honor of My Mom’s Birthday

My mom in front of Winnetka Stitchery

My mom’s birthday is tomorrow! In honor of her special day, I’m sharing the marriage/parenting advice that she gave me most often while I was growing up. I remember her exact words because when I say “often,” I really mean it. She wasn’t taking any chances that I’d forget. That’s how important this tip was…