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Our Journey Through the Five Love Languages

Our Journey Through The 5 Love Languages

Relationships are hard. It doesn’t matter if it’s date #3 or 10 years after saying, “I do,” choosing to love someone and spend every day by his or her side does not always come easy. Add children into the mix and the word “hard” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Date nights have now turned […]

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thermostat battles

Thermostat Battles

I think my husband is a grizzly bear. And I’m not just talking about his snoring or the way he hibernates in his man cave for what seems like days on end. I’m talking about heat retention. You can see the difference in our temperature preferences in many ways: I want to go on a […]

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5 Tips for Surviving the Man Flu

5 Tips for Surviving the Man Flu

Like all mothers, I hate to see my children sick. Every year I dread flu season and do everything I can to help my kids avoid the awful sickies that seem to be lurking around every corner. Obsessive hand-washing, vitamins, essential oils…you name it, we probably do it. Yet we still manage to get the bug at least once […]

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Five Parenting Tips for the Uncoupled or Divorced

5 Parenting Tips for the Uncoupled or Divorced

The divorce rate is going down, but so is the marriage rate. More couples are having children as non-married partners. I’m a professional counselor (…substitute “therapist,” “shrink,” “talk doc”), and many of my clients are shocked to find out that I’ve been married, divorced and remarried. My coparent and I manage to attend events together with […]

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Planning a Babymoon

Planning a Babymoon

There are so many new trends surrounding pregnancy, births and entering the world of motherhood. As if becoming a mother isn’t stressful enough, Pinterest-perfect gender reveal parties and expensive push presents can make keeping up with the Kardashian’s feel like a daily chore. If you are like me and don’t buy into the hoopla when […]

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A Change in Priorities

A Change in Priorities: Remembering the Importance of Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood

My mind has been spinning with questions since May 4, 2012. It started the moment I finally saw the word “pregnant.” First, my questions revolved around what I was putting in and on my own body. What superfoods would support my baby’s growth and brain development? Which household cleaners and chemicals should I avoid? Should […]

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Why We Are Waiting to Get Married

Why We Are Waiting to Get Married

My love story is everything, but a fairy tale. It goes a little something like this: Once upon a time, a beautiful princess met a guy at work. She liked this guy and luckily, one day the princess got to work on a project with him. They fell in love and one day they went […]

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At Home Date Night Ideas

Bringing Date Night Back Home

“So we’re supposed to plot out our level of marital satisfaction, starting when we were newlyweds all the way to today…,” my voice trailed off. I knew where this was going. After all, this chart was in The Marriage Checkup book my husband had picked up earlier in the week, and if your husband is […]

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