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What Happened to My Weekend?

Everyone looks forward to Friday, especially Friday nights. But, after you become a parent, Friday night and the weekend mean something totally different! As I watch my younger co-workers happily pack their bags, grab their keys and head out for a much anticipated “wild weekend,” only one thing crosses my mind… I’M TIRED!    Raising […]

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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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Get out and DATE this winter

Get out and DATE this winter

My husband and I always promised each other before we were married that we would continue to date after we tied the knot. Our dates quickly went from bike rides around the city to sitting next to each other and reading our own books at Barnes and Noble. Don’t get me wrong, as a mom […]

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A Year of KC Dates: A Marriage Counselor’s Guide to Dating Your Spouse in Kansas City

Dear Vanessa, Kids are expensive, dating is expensive, and babysitters are expensive. My husband and I need time to reconnect. Can you give some practical ideas on how to spend time together as spouses that don’t cost an arm and a leg? As a counselor, it’s my job to work myself out of a job. […]

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I Hate My Husband

There’s something off-putting about that title, huh? If I said, “I love my husband,” but said it with a certain vocal tone filled with irony and distain, you would wonder whether I really meant it. You’d wonder whether we’d had a fight the moment before, if he’d forgotten something important, or if I was baiting […]

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7 Secrets to Date Night Success

Some of the wisest counsel that I’ve ever been given came from our pediatrician at our very first six-week check up; she told me to make date night a priority. She mentioned that too many couples are splitting up after the kids leave home because they’ve come to the realization that they don’t really know […]

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The Waiting Room

We announced to our family and friends on May 5th of this year that we are deciding to grow our family through adoption.  On June 3rd, we published our online adoption profile and told the world about our search for a little girl.  By June 11th, we had over 2,000 page views on our profile, […]

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