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Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by FlyFisher Dec 16, 2012. 66 Replies

I know AoM has a great set of posts on gifts for men, but there is nothing on any of their lists that my husband would enjoy. (At least nothing I haven't already gotten him.) I like to buy or make…Continue

Tags: gifts

Advice from Men about Relationships

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Oct 24, 2012. 41 Replies

I run a website for women about becoming better women and wives and I need your help. Several months ago, you guys shared from great advice for showing interest in a guy without seeming easy. But now…Continue

Tags: relationships

Seeking Advice from Dads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dom Jun 21, 2012. 21 Replies

What sorts of things can a woman do to make it easier for a man to be a great dad?Continue

Tags: fatherhood, advice, women, parenting

A Woman Seeking a Man's Perspective

Started this discussion. Last reply by JonEdanger May 14, 2012. 40 Replies

My female best friend is really eager to get married, but she is very modest. Even when she finds a guy attractive, she holds back from showing interest so he won't think she is too forward. The…Continue

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FlyFisher replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"Instead of taking the chance I buy for myself and have my wife wrap it up. She would have a hard time finding the stuff I like...fishing equipment, watches, briefcases, that sort of stuff."
Dec 16, 2012
The Original Cody replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"easy... a full size train!"
Dec 11, 2012
D.J. replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"So uh... How's the present search going, OP?"
Dec 11, 2012
D.J. replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"Agreed. It is for this reason that I often struggle to answer questions pertaining to gifts."
Dec 11, 2012
Aaron Blakeley replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"If he is the creative type then nice tools in that area are always welcome. I am an avid note taker and for my birthday my wife sprung and got me this. http://www.irislink.com/c2-2193-189/IRISnotes-2--Digital-Pen-family.aspx It has…"
Dec 10, 2012
Carl Monster replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"My life is a dreadfully, boringly compliant one. I'll live with a little audit danger. Thanks for the info, I'll mention it to my tax guy next time around."
Dec 10, 2012
Douglas T. Wilder replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"Quite simply:  ego stroked, belly full, and quiver empty."
Dec 10, 2012
Penelope replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"Elsewhere on that site, it says NJ has access to the business records of out-of-state businesses. I'm sure people with lower-than-expected (based on income, occupation, and place of residence) use taxes are more likely to get audited. And I…"
Dec 10, 2012
Carl Monster replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"Correction...the state does not collect tax on such purchases, but says we owe it anyway, honor system. I have no idea what we did that tax season. If we owe anything they have no way of proving anything, that's why nobody pays those…"
Dec 10, 2012
Penelope replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/su_over.shtml It's on Line 44 of the NJ individual income tax return. You also have the option of filing a separate tax return just for use taxes within 20 days of bringing your purchase into NJ. It…"
Dec 10, 2012
Carl Monster replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"Just checked, NJ has no state tax of online purchases with no in-state stores."
Dec 10, 2012
Carl Monster replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"I have someone prepare my taxes, and nothing came up in regards to online purchases. I don't think we have that yet, or at the time anyway."
Dec 10, 2012
Rick Shelton replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"Sounds like a guy. I think most of us don't take hints too well."
Dec 10, 2012
Rick Shelton replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"She's (my wife) has told me that she will NEVER buy me a motorcycle. She was an ER nurse in Buffalo at the County Hospital and saw enough results of accidents. However, she has said she won't stop me from getting one."
Dec 10, 2012
Rick Shelton replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"If you keep an eye on what magazines he reads, the advertisements he looks at, the television shows (This Old House, etc.) he watches, you'll get an idea of his interests. As for the advertisements and catalogs, if he consistently looks at the…"
Dec 10, 2012
Penelope replied to Experimental Wife's discussion Lady Blogger Wants to Know: What Do Men Actually Want for Christmas?
"As far as I know, every state that collects sales tax on in-person, in-state purchases collects use taxes on all online and certain out-of-state purchases, through its personal and corporate income tax returns."
Dec 10, 2012

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I run Experimental Wifery, a website about being a better woman and wife.
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Little Women, Nicomachean Ethics
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The real evils, indeed, of Emma’s situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself.

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At 12:36pm on October 18, 2012, Margie said…

I so miss those times when my son was still a baby. Enjoy the moments because they fly by. As for the pictures, there was a discussion thread a couple years back that prompted me to post those; it had something to do with keeping your inner child alive. But no, they're not of my son. They're just fun random pictures that my sister had 'forward e-mailed' me. Except for the family; that's my mom and dad, sister, and baby me. 

At 2:47pm on October 17, 2012, Matt said…

Impressive webpage, I haven't been able to look through much of it yet, but what I have seen I thought was wonderfully done. I am debating about shooting your link over to my girlfriend..

At 1:14pm on October 17, 2012, Margie said…

Hi, Alison. I spent some time checking out your site this morning. It's very impressive! I read 'The Perfect Housewife: A Great American Myth'. I went through that type of phase shortly after I quit my job to stay home to care for my baby boy (he's 14 now) and fully devote myself to family. It's a long story, but that phase nearly killed me. lol 

I'm going to have to read more of your articles.

 
 
 

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