Staying connected to your partner through births, deaths, and all of the life circumstances in between is challenging. Maintaining a sexual connection in that long-term relationship can be particularly tricky. While everyone is unique, in my work as a...
When Marie’s daughter was around five-years-old, she asked Marie if it “hurts when a baby comes out of its mom’s butt.” Trying not to laugh out loud, Marie explained that babies actually come out of a mom’s vagina. The...
  Having a new baby in your life is exciting. Tons of change, little sleep, a dose of anxiety, and poop…lots of poop. About six weeks after the baby comes, your doctor typically tells you that it’s okay to go back...
Every year on the sixth of May, around lunchtime, I place a heated call to my husband and say “Well… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY….” And every year on the sixth of May at lunchtime my husband responds, “What are you talking...
May is Military Appreciation Month. It's 31 days long.  Last year, my husband was deployed for 233.  May, 2015, has 5 weeks and 5 Fridays.  Our son arrived five months before he was able to meet his Daddy. We both wore RED (Remember Everyone...
Pregnancy. The 280 days it takes our amazing bodies to grow a child. But what are we to do when we aren't ready for another bundle of joy (or 40 weeks of pregnancy)? And, what are we to do when we are...
I have to tell you, this is hard to do. I want to keep my girls all of the time and I really don’t want to face their father. There are too many emotions and memories racing through my head during the exchange. Ugh. What a word. Exchange!
I love date nights. I love having someone else stay home with my kids while my husband and I dress up and finally get out of the house. Before having our first child, we had grand plans about having...
  I have always loved Valentine's Day. It’s partly because I am a romantic sap who collects quotes about love, and partly that I cannot resist the allure of glitter, hearts, red and pink, especially against the back drop of...

Gift Card Date Night!

I love gift cards. Honestly, who doesn’t love gift cards? I have a confession, though…I hoard my gift cards. Restaurant gift cards, clothing gift cards, movie gift cards, the list goes on and on. They never expire and I...
I know you have heard the story (and statistics) before. Married at 25, daughter at 29 and a son at 31. That's my story. I'm sure it sounds common. But there is a dirty little secret that married couples...
Here's the deal: I want to be one of those old couples who hold hands at the Cracker Barrel. My secret is out. I thought I had a good relationship and could see myself in 30 or 40 years...

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