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Our “Crayola Blue Ranch” was built in 1974, and if you’ve ever seen “That 70s Show”, our house could’ve been on it. From the funky colors to the big brick fireplace to the carpet choices, the house betrayed its decade of origin with one look.   My husband Brett and I fell in love with it […]

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How our kitchen remodel made us a stronger couple

Our “Crayola Blue Ranch” was built in 1974, and if you’ve ever seen “That 70s Show”, our house could’ve been on it. From the funky colors to the big brick fireplace to the carpet choices, the house betrayed its decade of origin with one look.   My husband Brett and I fell in love with it […]

Relationships

8 movies for a stay-at-home date night with your spouse

On those rare nights when my husband and I FINALLY have the kids in bed and somehow are still awake enough to try and watch a movie together, nothing is more frustrating that spending half an hour searching for something we are both actually interested in watching.  It happens. And it’s the worst. However, over […]

Relationships

Why and how to date your spouse: 5 things that keep the spark alive

Kids can change your entire world, including your dating life. After having kids, instead of the spontaneous nights out on the town my husband and I would have had before, we found ourselves tucking little ones into bed and reading a fifth story night after night. As a stay-at-home mom, the all-consuming focus on my […]

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Date night feels impossible after kids, but it doesn’t have to be

“Date night is so important,” they say. It’s scrawled in the advice column in most wedding guest books and cards by well-meaning couple friends and parents alike. But, if you’re anything like my husband and me, we’ll broach the subject from time to time, make eye contact, and then burst into laughter. It’s not that […]

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Why we don’t seek help when our marriages need it

Photo by: Love Well Photography Marriage. Takes. Work. We’ve all heard this saying before. But when it comes down to it, this is much easier said than done. As much as it makes sense that a lifelong relationship takes time and effort, actually putting in that work—daily—is another story. The day-in and day-out routine of […]

Motherhood

What I did when “living in the moment” seemed impossible

“Live in the moment,” they tell young moms. “Enjoy this time! Babies grow up so fast!” This advice — repeated by older ladies with kind eyes in grocery stores, mindfulness yogis, wise relatives, and yes — even awe-inspiring mom saints  — isn’t wrong. Not at all. In so many words, it’s so, so right. “Just […]

Relationships

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage After Kids

Recently my husband and I went to Washington, D.C., for a work event through his company. It was extra special because we’d spent the first five (child-free) years of our marriage together in that city. As the plane descended and the Washington Monument came into view, I started to tear up. I will admit, I […]

Motherhood

Marriage is HARD. 8 Tips to Keep the Spark Alive (With Kids in Tow)

I won’t mince words here: marriage can be freaking HARD. Sure, in the beginning it’s easy to keep the spark alive while everything is still new and you don’t have little miniature humans running around. But throw parenting on top of marriage and it’s a million times harder … and often your spouse takes the […]

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