About Us: Danielle and Adam
In many ways we really are just an average married couple, but in some ways we are definitely not your typical couple, and we’ve really not tried to be. That just might be the secret that has kept us together all this time; we know who we are, and we do what is right for us and our marriage. It turns out that people will judge no matter what, so you really have to do what is best for you and your spouse, cause in the end, it boils down to the two of you and your connection. No one else can make that happen. We’ve learned so much along our journey and made so many mistakes, but we’ve never given up, and have found so much happiness in spite of all the hardship. No one said it was going to be easy, and it hasn’t been. But man do we have fun, laugh, and keep each other youthful and wild. We also give each other gray hair and heartburn now, but we’ll leave all that for the podcast.
As a SAHM to three kids and two rescue dogs, I’ve learned how important it is to take time for myself and for Adam and me, together. Laughing at ourselves and the ridiculous expectations placed on us by society as parents and spouses makes this journey so much more enjoyable. I think Adam and I are very in touch with the fact that if we take it all too seriously, we’ll lose so many opportunities for fun, hilarity, and bonding. Marriage and parenting are seriously hard work. But it’s all filled with mistakes and fails that we can either hide in humiliation, or, if we choose, we can share them and know that we’re not alone. I much prefer that method. I like the idea of understanding that we’re all struggling with the same experiences and fighting similar battles. It’s also so nice to hear stories of people who have overcome these struggles and maybe have some advice and knowledge to help make it more tolerable for all of us. I think that describes Adam and me. We’ve been through so much in 20 years of being together, and we’ve stayed together. It hasn’t been easy, that’s for sure. But it has been worth it. Well, for the most part, at least.
You can also find her writing and memes on such websites as Scary Mommy, Babble, Love What Matters, Upworthy, Huffington Post, Parents, and Sammiches and Psych Meds.
I’ve been in a family business since I was pretty much a teenager, so I’ve had a lot of passions and interests I never really had the chance to fully explore. I love anything tech-related, and I listen to podcasts whenever I get the chance. I’ve had a love of wine and craft cocktails for a long time now, too, and have become somewhat of a makeshift bartender for my friends and family. I think my favorite thing to do is sit in our bar-lounge room we built in our house and just sip a delicious drink and hang with Danielle. So when she had the idea to combine our love for inappropriate conversation, podcasts, and cocktails, it definitely peaked my interest. Plus I’ve seen how much people seem to relate to Danielle’s blog and I think this will be an awesome extension of that, with the same “real and authentic” voice saying, “we’re far from a perfect couple, but we’re trying our best and we’ve never given up on one another.” It will be a new journey, and I think it will be really fun and interesting to see where it goes. Mostly though I’m really looking forward to embarrassing the crap out of my wife.