Why I’d Choose My Husband Over My Fantasies


I’m just going to come right out and say it: I indulge in the occasional fantasy about men other than my husband.  I’ll wait while you digest that Earth-shattering bombshell. Of course, my fantasies are not always hot, steamy, nights of passion and athletic sexual prowess either.  Sometimes I fantasize about Adam Levine vacuuming my [Read more…]

Embracing the Imperfection

Embracing the imperfection

  This is a post I wrote almost a year ago* in the throws of anxiety about whether or not to seek professional advice for my socially delayed three-year-old.  I know this is a decision that a lot of parents out there struggle with so I just wanted to share my experience and let them [Read more…]

Great Boobs Out Challenge 2015 #BoobsOut2015


Since I am on the precipice of another year of on-demand breast feeding, I’ve decided to use my inevitable public displays of nudity to my advantage and start The Great Boobs Out Challenge of 2015. For anyone who has been reading Outmanned since the beginning (all seven of you!), you might remember my New Year’s [Read more…]

I’m a Grumpy Old Woman

Grumpy Old Woman

  It’s official: I’m old I’m not the type of woman who usually fixates on her increasing age. In fact, in some dark recess of my brain I still believe that I am fresh-faced and twenty-two: slim, athletic, and considered reasonably attractive by members of the opposite sex. It’s a very deep, dark recess. Before [Read more…]

A Nesting Pregnant Woman’s To Do List

Pregnant To Do List

I’ve officially reached the first nesting phase of my pregnancy. I’m no longer so nauseous and tired that I’m satisfied lying prostrate on the sofa while my house falls apart around me. Now I feel the need to prop up my once organized house with my exhausted, ever-expanding body. Honestly, I’ve been waiting for this [Read more…]

Infant Safety Training

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Today I have a hilarious guest post from the the fabulous Liz from A Mothership Down.  If you thought a subject like infant safety training couldn’t be funny, prepare to be pleasantly surprised…and maybe a little disturbed Don’t forget to head over and check out her blog after finishing this post! My husband Brian and [Read more…]

The Moment of Truth: Boy or Girl?

Moment of Truth

I had a plan for how this day was going to unfold: the ultrasound technicians were going to ask whether I was hoping for a boy or a girl, I was going to give them my best poker face and say “as long as it’s healthy”, but would cry graceful and not at all splotchy [Read more…]