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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Guest Post: Leo Speaks

Freedom of speech is a great thing. It allows all of us bloggers to follow a passion. With that comes the risk of  people judging and I am learning to have a thicker skin about that. It's still really annoying. The thing is...if you don't like's simple...don't read it. While I welcome any and all readers, I write about the realities of marriage and parenting so it isn't always rainbows and butterflies. If that is what you are looking for, there are a lot of blogs out there that are like that (I even enjoy a few) but this isn't one of them. I don't want to have to moderate comments and I will post a comment when someone disagrees with me but I won't publish ones that aren't true. I've been questioned a few times about what I say about Leo and does he read the blog and does he know what I say and after a comment was made he said, "Maybe I should answer that." I said, "Maybe you could be a guest poster and put an end to the questions once and for all." He agreed and I am proud to say here is Leo and all of his infinite wisdom:

I think the wife and I have a special bond (probably not that different from other happily married couples) and we both feel pretty secure in our relationship.  Our lives sometimes take us on unexpected rides and we don't always get to do what we love.  I am glad that she gets to do what she truly loves everyday and that is write.  She gets to write about everyday life within and outside our family that other people can relate to and appreciate.

People ask me "Leo, did you read the blog today!?" and I say "Really??  Did I read it? - I LIVE IT!!! Of course I read it from time to time. 

But all jokes aside, our life is pretty transparent - what you see is what you get, there are no secrets.  We love each other and go through normal sometimes funny episodes that include highs and lows of a relationship.  Throw in some kids and it makes for amusing story telling.  Sometime she asks if my feelings would get hurt if she posts such and such.  The answer is always - No.  Sure sometimes there is a double standard with her ex-boyfriends or guy friends and we both know this but they are all good guys.  At the end we both understand and realize why we are together.

AnnMarie is truly the queen of chaos and she should have free reign to write what she feels in her unique style.  I am blessed to have her in my world and could not imagine managing without her.

Babe, I love you.

Leo (no she didn't make me write this BUT she owes me because I am not a writer and this is not my thing! :P)

I think I just got everything I wanted on my list for things I want for Mother's Day, my birthday and our anniversary. Love you, too!


At June 5, 2012 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

So sweet! Sometimes it's tough to have that thicker skin and to deal with the judging, but try to ignore those people. Stay true to yourself and your writing. That's why we keep coming back!

At June 6, 2012 at 4:50 AM , Blogger Erin said...

That's awesome for your hubby to have chimed in today :)

As for the questioning, seriously people?! I'm shocked. This is YOUR space and as you said, if people don't want to read it, then don't! I really dislike judgmental people!

Take it for what it's worth, but I love reading your blog. It is honest and it is real. That's what life is. Keep writing :)

At June 6, 2012 at 4:55 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

I love that you keep coming back and that is great advice! Thanks, my friend!

At June 6, 2012 at 4:57 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Aw, thanks, Erin...that is so sweet! I love that you are reading and was pretty shocked that someone that didn't like it kept reading it for A YEAR! I dislike the Judgy McJudgersons too!

At June 6, 2012 at 5:06 AM , Blogger doseofreality said...

I swear we live parallel lives my friend. My hubby has never guest posted, but if he did, he would totally write something like this. He doesn't always read my blogs (and probably half the time couldn't tell you the subject of them that particular day, but that is because he is in actually in the blog, meaning he is the blog). Way to go Leo! The loyal readers here loved this post! :)

At June 6, 2012 at 5:12 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

I love that we live parallel lives! I always say, without Leo, there really would only be half a blog. He gives me so much material to write about. :) Glad you enjoyed it and that you are a loyal reader. Thank you, my friend!

At June 6, 2012 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Life As Wife said...

Oh AnnMarie! You got yourself a keeper there!

At June 6, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

I do! He's one of the good ones. :)

At June 6, 2012 at 12:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At June 6, 2012 at 12:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At June 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Yes, he can be very sweet! Thanks!


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