Why My Husband is Hotter Than My Coffee


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No, my blog hasn’t been hacked – the title is true.  My husband is hotter than my coffee.  I’m lucky in love.  True, I’m a romantic at heart.  Who doesn’t love a good Lifetime movie?  (Don’t lie…fess up here…!)  But honestly, my husband is top-notch.

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The roles in our house have been reversed for the past 6 years.  Outside the “norm” of what society considers acceptable.  Yep, my hubs is a stay-at-home-dad.  He is like a manny, but…my manny.  My arm candy, if you will. 😉  Ha, just kidding.  But, he is one heck of a stay-at-home dad.  I’ve never met someone so patient, loving and kind.  He is surrounded by 3 Alpha females day in, and day out – and he holds his own.  Do we override him on certain things?  Of course.   Choose your battles, right?

What melts my heart more than anything is the bond that he has with our girls.  Admit it ladies (and gents), staying at home with kids is HARD work.  It’s never-ending, its underappreciated and probably one of the harshest, and wrongly, judged “professions” by those who have never done it.  Believe me, I’ve been there.  It. is. hard.  It is lonely.  It is 24/7.  Think maid/personal shopper/taxi driver/cook/psychologist/stuffed animal doctor/imagination station/craft king/coffee addict all wrapped into one body.  and that is just poking the surface.  100% worth it, but 100% the hardest job I’ve ever done as well.

So, why is my husband hotter than my coffee?

For starters, he puts himself last.  Always.  Now, that alone isn’t the reason – but the fact that he does it without even realizing it., all the time…is the reason.  He is unselfish and kind.  and giving.  He gives us the middle to his Oreos, the last bites of his ice cream, the food off his plate after we tell him we aren’t hungry and then he makes something so delicious that we are jealous and want to try a bite….and he does it all without hesitation.

He likes puns.  Better yet, he understands puns and he can deliver some zingers.  A man who has a way with words and the ability to use his mind too?  Yes please.  (BTW- a little late humor here but “How does the moon cut his hair?  Eclipse it.”)

He is one of the most devoted dads I’ve ever known.  His girls are his world. He laughs with them, cries with them, understands them, communicates with them and knows exactly when they need a hug or some space to be alone.  His interaction and bond with them is something others admire, especially me.  At times when I want to grab a Snickers and run hide in the closet for some “me” time, he is right in the middle of everything communicating and handling it.  Calmly.

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He is down for my craziness.  I’m sporadic, I’m last-minute, I’m chaotic, but he sees past that and knows my heart is true.

He supports my drive and passion for life.  and trust me, I’m passionate about a lot of varying things.  Sometimes they change daily, but no matter what, he’s my sounding board.  I have a tendency to have what I like to call “word vomit” where I say things and as they are coming out of my mouth, I just can’t seem to stop them…and then they’re out there.  He gets this.  He knows this…and he doesn’t judge me for it.

Marriage….true love!  (Princess Bride…get it?)

He let’s me dream big without trying to ground my daydreams. (One day, I want to be a travelling hippie.  He’s down.)  I dream of starting my own bookstore, he’s researching storefronts that I can rent.  I dream of blogging for a living, he’s proofreading my posts.   I dream of traveling the country, he researches sidecars to hitch on to his motorcycle for a real adventure.   Down for it all.

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He challenges me mentally with stimulating conversation.  I’m still working on doing the same for him…but, it’s a work in process.  My vocabulary has expanded extensively since I’ve met him, and I’m thankful for that.  He’s improved my confidence in myself and my abilities.

I’m lucky in life.  I’m lucky in love. and I’m lucky to have a husband that I’m addicted to, like I am my coffee. 😉


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206 thoughts on “Why My Husband is Hotter Than My Coffee”

  1. Jere Cassidy says:

    You are one lucky woman, wife and mother. Loved reading this post.

  2. I love when families have the ability to keep one parent home, by that the mom or dad it’s such a great thing for kids. Your husband sounds like an amazing man, and that’s totally awesome he’s researching side cars for his motorcycle so you can travel the country!

  3. jin says:

    That’s great to hear that you’ve got yourself quite a catch! That’s quite rare in men these days, but they are indeed out there! Thank you for sharing. Chivalry is not dead!
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    1. Thena says:

      They are out there!

  4. Aleah says:

    That is so sweet. There aren’t too many men out like your husband. I can see why you appreciate him so much. It must be nice to be married to someone like that. Loved this post!

  5. Bobbie says:

    It’s so cool that he is a stay at home dad. My father in law stayed home with my hubby and his brother for a bit. What did he do prior? 🙂

    1. Thena says:

      He was a sales manager prior to being a stay at home dad.

  6. I love that title! It’s so sweet. And also for me, my husband is hotter than anything!

  7. Ashley says:

    Sounds like a keeper! I love that you keep your thoughts so positive. I’m sure he’s lucky to have you, too!

  8. Michelle says:

    I love’s so important to be in love with your partner. When I got married we made a pact that our relationship would never be mediocre. It requires effort, but it’s awesome when you can look at them and truly just know they are the one for you!

  9. Jen Temcio says:

    I can not imagine having a husband that is so supportive and invested. You are so appreciative of him. It sounds like you are a perfect match.

  10. Saidy says:

    Awhh… reminds me so much of my boyfriend, absolutely adore this post. Thank you 👍🏻

  11. Kristina says:

    Haha what a funny post. Sounds like you and your husband are both very luck to have found one another and to continue to prioritize your relationship.

  12. Benita says:

    This was such a nice post and omplement for your husband. It’s so important to let those we love know how much they are appreciated.

  13. What a wonderful affirmation of how fab your husband is! I think mine is pretty great, too 🙂 Aren’t we super lucky!

  14. Edith says:

    What a blessed woman you are! I love that he proofreads your blogs posts haha! Wish mine would do that, but definitely a addicted to him too, but more than ice-cream since that’s my weakness. Love that you shout him out, best wishes always!

  15. The title is quite funny. Such a nice post for your husband! Looks like you found your match and I am truly happy for you! You’re a lucky woman and he is a lucky man to have you by his side! 🙂

  16. What a fun read! Your husband sounds like a great guy – and your relationship sounds wonderful too.

    My husband also loves puns, so I loved that bit. Mine also loves to do accents, speaks two languages fluently and a couple of others in limited phrases. So he likes to make bilingual puns and double-entendres. He’s one of the only people who can reliably make me laugh.

    1. Thena says:

      Wow, he sounds like a lot of fun!!!

  17. Quen says:

    OMG how sweet! You guys are definitely relationship goals!!

  18. I like this post; it is so good to just stop and think about the good things about the people that we share our lives with. It is easy to get caught up in the bad.
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  19. Amanda says:

    Sweet read. Stay home dad’s are rad. (So are stay at home mom’s.) No matter who stays home, its nice when one parent can. I was a stay at home mom (7 yrs) till a week ago! Went back to work PT, luckily got into my kids school (yay) so I can be off when they are, no sitter required! Nice post. 😊

  20. Candy says:

    Congratulations on finding such a wonderful man. We have been married 35 years. Yes to the same man. Some of us are truly blessed

  21. Tori says:

    I love this – he sounds like quite the man and like the perfect partner for you!

  22. Tanya Ince says:

    That’s a great tribute to you beloved partner! The support that you described in this post is so important and so rare in the world. Looks like you are a perfect match! 🙂
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  23. Pragati Basu says:

    Awesome post – takes a real man to be a stay-at-home dad 🙂 . he’s a keeper

  24. Ahh I love this post! I have a hubby who’s hotter then my pizza (I drink iced coffee only ha!) It is such a blessing 15 yrs for us and I still get butterflies.

  25. Talina says:

    This is such a cute and charming post that had me smiling throughout it all. Love it! xo

  26. Gayathri says:

    Awww this is like some serious relationship goal. You are one lucky lass!

  27. Behind every successful woman… is her hot husband! In your case, that is 😆

    It’s wonderful that you have such a supportive spouse and a very loving relationship. It’s really admirable!

  28. Zoe says:

    Awww… This is such a cute post! I hope my boyfriend and I would be a happy married couple like you guys one day xx

  29. that is very sweet! glad you guys have such a strong relationship

  30. Karen says:

    Sounds like you have made a great life and turned it into your normal!

  31. What a lucky man he is that you notice and appreciate the things he does for you all. He sounds like a real find.

    1. Thena says:

      He is. Love the name by the way. 🙂

  32. This is a lovely post, I really enjoyed hearing about your husband. I think the fact he is a stay at home dad really cool and also the fact he supports your dreams and ideas is lovely! x
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  33. Pedro says:

    Hi Thena,

    Awesome post 🙂 Woww, not many such men around these days!!
    As a man, I know that the best thing a wife can say to her husband is “Thank you” and you’ve done a smashing job of it! But please do show him the blog post.

    Best regards,


  34. Amy says:

    What a great post. My dad was surrounded by three very alpha women when I was growing up, and it’s kind of cool to see this from a wife’s perspective.

  35. This is so sweet! I am glad you found each other and appreciate each other! The stars aligned for you guys 🙂

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  36. Emily Terrell says:

    I loved reading this! My husband is very much like this. Melts my heart all the time.

  37. Renuka says:

    Loved reading this.

  38. Tiffany Yong says:

    It doesn’t matter if he’s a stay-home dad or not. What’s more important is how you appreciate him like nobody else does! Love it when you share your adoration!
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  39. Do you rent him out? Seriously a husband that always puts himself last is the best. He sounds like a devoted dad too. You and him appear to be the perfect match

    1. Thena says:

      Husband for hire! 🙂

  40. Jade Spall says:

    Very very lucky lady. He is also lucky to have a woman like you to appreciate and love him. So glad you are both happy X

  41. Aw I love this. I’m all about the positivity this September so this is a perfect read, lovely.

  42. Such a beautifully expressed relationship that you have here. I wish blessings for the both of you, and to hope to find something as beautiful as that someday. Even if I am not a coffee fanatic. 😉
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  43. Chevelle says:

    I love when dads stay at home. He must be a very loving and confident father. He is setting a wonderful example for your children how a man should treat a woman.
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    1. Thena says:

      Yes, he is pretty awesome!

  44. Elena says:

    It seems like you two are a perfect match. You are one lucky girl to have found a life partner that supports you in everything you do.
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  45. aws! isnt that lovely? lucky you! when i read articles like this, it makes me think what will my partner write about me, lol!

  46. carla s says:

    He sounds like an absolute dream. And what a wonderful role model for children to have to look up to too!

  47. Oyinkan says:

    I’ve never heard of the term Manny before. I’m probably late to the term lol. If you guys like it, I love it 😊
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  48. Chichi says:

    Wow. So many comments lol, I loved this post so much and I can totally relate. Having an amazing hubby is key to a stable mind omg. I love a home where one parent can stay home at least till the kiddos are old enough. Enjoy your home 😊

  49. Tina Grant says:

    Very nice tribute to your husband. Sounds like you are one lucky lady. I am grateful every day for my husband. Love him to the moon and back 🙂

  50. He is such an amazing role model for other men! Glad you shared about him here. Very inspiring!

  51. Hra says:

    That is so sweet. ..!! <3 Congratulations on finding such a wonderful man.. You are so lucky 🙂

  52. What a sweet post! Glad you found what works for your family and that you appreciate each other!

  53. Luzel says:

    I smiled all the way through this post! love the title and the descriptions. I’d love a photo or two as well hehe

    1. Thena says:

      Haha, I’ll get right on that! 🙂

  54. Blair villanueva says:

    Your hubbie knows to prioritize. Thumbs up for all stay-at-home dads!

  55. Aww how sweet! Your husband sounds like an awesome guy! It is so important for husbands to be just as supportive as their wives.
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  56. Nicole says:

    I’m so glad to see a post that’s supportive of husbands and men! I feel like our culture has fallen into this habit of bashing men in an attempt to promote women. We all have our unique gifts, thank you for sharing your hubby’s!

  57. Allison says:

    Seriously loving everything about this post!

  58. nefeli says:

    Happy to hear that you are so happy!! Keep safe this formula and keep having happy and lovely life

  59. jin says:

    I love the title of your blog! It truly captures the essence and spirit of you and your husband’s love! I love y’alls love! Thank you for sharing!
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    1. Thena says:

      I love that you love it!

  60. I love watching my hubby with my little one! It’s the most perfect sight/emotion ever and makes me fall in love with him all over again. I get you mama!

  61. La Shell says:

    I LOVE husband appreciation! You lucky lady! He is lucky himself to have you 🙂

  62. kristal says:

    It is nice to let the world know you have a found a great man, I Love my hubby he makes me so happy. I can relate to this things you said. It really put things in a better light for me, thanks girl.

  63. What a beautiful post, I loved reading it and could see both of us- wife and me in here. Some blessings are hidden in a perfect relationship, you are blessed.
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  64. What a lovely testimonial for your husband he sounds like one in a million. I bet all your friends are envious of him.

  65. Tara says:

    this post is beautiful – it makes me appreciate the husband i have. he’s not a stay at home dad, but very much motivates me and puts me first above all things. how fortunate we are to have such great men by our sides.

  66. He sounds amazing, and there is nothing more heart wrenching than a man bonding with his little one x

  67. Jean says:

    Oh my gosh your husband sounds amazing! It’s clear you’re very much in love with him.

    1. Thena says:

      From the day I met him. 🙂

  68. This is so sweet! So many people don’t understand (or believe) how much work it is to stay at home with your kids. Right now, both my husband and I work but I would love to be able to stay home with my babies. Kudos to your man 🙂 It takes a strong man to do what he is and put his family first!
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  69. Jojo Hua says:

    Oh you are so so lucky! Wow. Your husband truly sounds like a keeper. I think it is honestly so romantic when the guy wants to be hands-on with everything. It doesn’t emasculate them at all. I think it shows even more how much of a man they can be. Love this!
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  70. Liv says:

    WOw what an awesome post! Your husband looks like an awesome guy!

  71. Josselyn Radillo says:

    This is what I hope to have when I settle and want to have my kids to
    have of the parents to stay at home. My aunt and her husband do that and its has been wonderful for them.

    1. Thena says:

      I wish you luck!!

  72. elizabeth o says:

    I hope your husband got to read this ode to his fabulousness that you wrote! He is also setting a wonderful precedent for your daughters so the bar is set high and they won’t be drawn to creeps. Kudos!

  73. Wow! It is great to have someone who is supportive of who you are and all your passions. That is wonderful. I would hope that he would be hotter than your coffee. LOL!

  74. Luci says:

    When I saw the title of the post, I had to laugh out loud. I hope to one day to have a husband like yours.

    1. Thena says:

      I’m glad it made you laugh!

  75. You are so lucky to have this guy around. Dad is the frame that holds the entire house of love together and reminds us daily that chivalry is alive and well.
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    1. Thena says:

      I love it, thank you!

  76. This is such a sweet post. I can quite relate to every bit of it. I know It feels great to have a partner who understands you entirely, encourage you to follow your passions and dreams and is so so insanely invested in you. I have one just like yours 🙂 Stay blessed!

    1. Thena says:

      Thank you, you too!

  77. Only few men are hotter now! And i am glad that you found your one. I hope i can found mine too. 😀
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  78. This is such a sweet post! I can say the same about my husband for sure!

    1. Thena says:

      Yay, that is so great!!!

  79. Cynthia says:

    My heart melted reading this! How lovely and how lucky you are to have found such a man! I could think of my own husband while reading it, especially the part where he shares the food from his own plate, so sweet and selfless!

    1. Thena says:

      Isn’t it the best?

  80. Beautifully written, you made me smile deep down inside my heart. You and your girls are real lucky ladies. Then again I think hubby is lucky too;-)

    1. Thena says:

      Thank you so much!

  81. Sounds like you have found someone wonderful to share a life with. You are too sweet. All the best to you both.

  82. Stephanie says:

    I love this! I love the positivity and the love you obviously share with your husband. I’m tired of seeing so many posts bashing husbands, this is so refreshing!
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    1. Thena says:

      Thank you, husbands are great! 🙂

  83. Aww I love this! I love the catchy phrase you put too “my husband is hotter than my coffee”.. as an avid coffee lover id totally have to agree (for my husband clearly lol)
    Great read!

    1. Thena says:

      Thank you so much!

  84. Great post! My husband stayed home for the first 3 years, he was amazing, much more patient during potty training & the terrible twos than I would have been.

  85. Michelle says:

    What a sweet post! There are some funny bits, but really this is a love letter. You are both lucky to have each other. 🙂
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    1. Thena says:

      That is so sweet!

  86. Jill Conyers says:

    I’m lucky in life and in love too. So grateful for the man I married. My whole family loves puns 🙂

  87. Samantha says:

    Your husband does sound hotter than coffee! 😂 That’s wonderful that you have a partner that’s not only a great husband & father, but is so supportive of your career. I hope to find that one day as well! 😁

  88. sophie says:

    you definitely are a lucky woman! that you have got a husband who is hotter than your coffee!

  89. Krysti says:

    Awww this was the sweetest thing to read! I too am lucky in love with my husband and it’s the best!

  90. Odette says:

    Your husband sounds like a great person. You’ve written a really sweet dedication to him.

  91. This was so nice to read! It’s nice to hear about other’s happy marriages! It’s so wonderful that you both support each other.

  92. Mayuri says:

    Awww…this is such an awesome post! There is nothing more special than finding a perfect life partner in life. Life becomes much more easier 🙂

  93. katriza says:

    Aww, such a sweet post about your husband! He is so lucky to have you <3 I hope he finds this post! Have you shared it with him?

  94. It’s so nice to read a post like this! I adore my husband as well and I feel so lucky to have him. It’s such a beautifully written tribute to your other half and I’m sure he feels just as lucky to have you in his life!
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  95. Anna says:

    Such a lovely read. Refreshing and open. I hope you will continue sharing and writing.

  96. Shawna says:

    I have never been a SAHM, except for the past two years since my daughter was born and I must say, it is definitely one of the harder jobs I have ever had! Lol. I applaud yiur husband and your love and admiration here for him is absolutely wonderful 😉 Cute post!

  97. Chanel van Reenen says:

    Sounds like you scored a wonderful partner! Humor is key to a lasting relationship in my opinion and I’m so lucky to have that as well!

  98. Marissa says:

    That’s great he’s a stay at home dad, and he’s good at it too! That seems hard to find these days.
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  99. Ithfifi says:

    Aww this was a lovely post to read, thank you for sharing it! If I am honest my confidence in love has been knocked. I’ve not been lucky enough to meet the right one and I’m not sure if it will happen (and that’s ok too) But reading this warms my heart up. You ALL sound incredibly lucky to have such a happy and balanced life, tending to each others needs and caring for one another. He sounds like a really great man and I think not only are you lucky to have him but he is probably very glad to have a lady who thinks of him in this way <3
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  100. Joanna says:

    it looks like you have married your best friend who adores you and adores the family you have built together. It’s so nice to read how he supports you in all you want to achieve and is there for you, no matter what.

  101. Kim says:

    Your husband must be so appreciative of this post!! I’m sure you tell him these things in real life, but according to my husband (who’s not a stay at home dad) it’s always good to hear how much someone notices the little things.

  102. Nabeha says:

    Your husband is goals!

  103. Ana Ro says:

    This is sooo nice that in a marriage you are still in love! I especially loved the part where he lets you dream big and supports you in this. And I’m so happy I can write this without any pang of jealousy, because my husband is also like that! Hi five for great husbands! 🙂

  104. Aditi says:

    Word Vomit! 😂 Love it! You are certainly blessed and so is he because you appreciate it!
    Kudos to equal partners!

  105. Allison says:

    What a sweet blog post! My husband would love to be a stay at home dad if the opportunity came up – such a great balance you two have and it’s clear that you appreciate everything he does for you!
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  106. You sound like you have an amazing man in your life. Your family is really lucky. Anything that is better than coffee.

  107. I love this! It’s so nice when somebody is still in love with husband. Thank you for sharing.

  108. Bea says:

    Such a lovely tribute to your hubby! You are a lucky woman from what I am reading but it looks like he is a lucky man too surrounding with you 3 girls!
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  109. It was so sweet and lovely reading. You are definitely one lucky woman. A good husband and good father is a deadly combo. Stay bless.

  110. You’re so lucky to have him!! “He’s down for my craziness” I love this one! I need to find someone who’s down for MY craziness haha!

  111. Nicole Flint says:

    What a beautiful post! I love love! Now this is relationship goals!

  112. Nicole says:

    Awww this is such a sweet post!

  113. Elena says:

    I do not remember when was the last time I came across a post that has so much positivity and balance in it. I am so glad you have found that in your partner.
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  114. Bryce Rae says:

    Love it.
    I am a Stay At Home Dad myself, and I feel many look down on that. More so than a Stay At Home Mother. Awesome title, it made me want to read it .
    Well Done !!

  115. Such a beautiful post and reminds me of the live my husband has for me and why I appreciate him so much. It’s such a lovely feeling to be supported my a wonderful man

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