"Whatever you are making, convince yourself you are making half of that and budget accordingly. If you make 70K, budget for $35K. After insurance, taxes, and many other fees, takehome is pretty much half anyway. At least put 10% a…"
"How about cooking a hearty meal together with really good jazz playing in the background. I'm thinking a good Winter meal: beef stew, scalloped potatoes, lasagna, a thick creamy soup with crusty bread. This could be followed by a…"
"OK, this article speaks to why I visit this site. I am an ultra feminine woman born in the South who worships her Daddy. I like men. I like the way they converse and the way they don't converse. I like their sense of…"
"This is an interesting thread. Most of my and Dh's college friends had all boys. The daughters in the group (fewer) were anxious to get a job and earn their own money as soon as they could and did so. The sons, however, had no…"
"My dd is 19. Many of the boys growing up with her were taught to be vunerable and sensitive so much that it was all they knew. They didn't know how to do anything. My dh would invite them to go canoeing with dd and come back…"
"I would suggest checking out the 1990's Jeeves And Wooster episodes done by the BBC. Wooster and his butler, Jeeves, live in an elegantly masculine appointed flat. Maybe that can give you some ideas. My DH likes deep colors,…"
"What were your favorite things to do between the ages of 5 to 10? I played with lots of dolls, wrote stories, and liked pretending to be someone else. My adulthood has been spent as a newspaper reporter, a mother, teaching…"
"My dh, who I consider very manly, sews quite well. He made himself an elegant wool coat. I hand sewed the button holes. His other hobbies are kayaking, car maintenance, camping, and studying philosophy and history (he's done…"
"Sounds beautiful. I wear my mother's engagement ring (1942) on my right hand and treasure it. Older rings usually have smaller stones, so if she wants a rock that might be problematic. However, the settings are more exquisite…"
"Since iam here, there never has been much action in any group other then TGB. I stopped spending time there, because... well i lack time and in the end it was less of a debate and more of just throwing around opinions.
Right now i have to admit,…"
"I haven't been a member long enough to notice what you you are describing. However I did try to initiate some discussion with one of the groups I joined and realized very quickly how little activity there is. Is it typical of social media sites…"
So today my wife and I found out that we are having a boy. This is our first child, so we are still experiencing everything for the first time, and it's a wild ride. We're very excited. I thought that since we're having a boy, I'd ask all you fathers of boys what your favorite parts of raising boys are. What do you enjoy most? On the other hand, what do you enjoy least?