Donna Smaldone
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Monday / August 27 / 2012

How I know he’ll make a great husband

My son Grant Smaldone in Charleston, South Carolina (summer 2012)
My son Grant Smaldone in Charleston, South Carolina (summer 2012)

Limply waving my white flag at the seasonal flu, I plopped down on the couch and buried myself in blankets. Eyes squinched in a paltry attempt to will my headache away, I sensed someone settle on the arm of the couch just above my head. Glancing upward, I saw the one thing certain to remedy my affliction… Read the full story…

Wednesday / July 25 / 2012

How long does it take to fall in love?

Skip-n-Donna at Rock, Inc.'s debut gig -- June 16, 2012 (photo by George Laing, Facebook.com/glaingphoto)
Skip-n-Donna at Rock, Inc.’s debut gig — June 16, 2012 (photo by George Laing, Facebook.com/glaingphoto)

Q:  How long does it take to fall in love?
A:  About a fifth of a second, according to UberFacts (featuring unimportant things you’ll never need to know.)

Yes, I’m cognizant I just gave away the answer in the first 10 seconds. So, here’s hoping you’ll stick around for the rest of the post!

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Wednesday / January 04 / 2012

How to know when he or she is “the one”

Skip-n-I were in between sessions at a Worship & Warfare conference in Albany when things got a little heated between us (not sexy-heated, but warfare-heated).

We’d been dating for several months and I was young enough that I was unfazed by people seeing us argue. Read the full story…

Wednesday / November 16 / 2011

His checklist for marriage

A recent trending topic on Twitter was, “Whoever I marry…“, where tweeters filled in the blank with what they deemed important. Mixed in with the unrealistic sexual expectations were some true gems. I was especially intrigued with what the men had to say. Read the full story…

Wednesday / August 31 / 2011

You have to be a “me” before you can be part of a “we”

I think men are more romantic than women. They date and date (and yes, play the field), but when they find the Right One they say, “I can’t let this one get away” and they propose. Women are mostly concerned with Read the full story…