American Baby

I love when a project changes my life, and this article did just that. I interviewed a number of married couples and experts about secrets–which ones were okay to keep and which ones weren’t. And then? I felt like a hypocrite because I’d been keeping a secret from my husband for more than a year. I’d taken a life insurance policy out on myself, but I had not told him about it because I knew he thought term insurance was a waste of money. Before I turned in the article, I fessed up about my secret. You want to know what he said? That it was no big deal! Indeed, this story helped me to cleanse my soul.


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Alisa Bowman is a journalist, book collaborator, and author and co-author of several books, including Project: Happily Ever After and Pitch Perfect. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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