01/18/2018

Intentional Parenting

Did you know that only about  of New Year’s resolutions are actually followed through? Shocking, right? This is because we tend to make lavish  that seem farfetched, like exercising 30 hours a week while balancing 2 kids’ schedules or going to every state in the United States this year....   Continue Reading

 

01/04/2018

New Year, New You?

New Year, new you, nice try.  We all fall into the same trap of “new year’s resolutions.”  This time, year after year, gym prices become “discounted,” self-help books flood our Instagram feeds, and green shakes capitalize the end caps of our local...   Continue Reading

 

12/21/2017

3 Ways to be a Lifelong Learner in Your Relationship

When you graduated from college, did you say to yourself, “Well, that’s it! I now know everything I need to know. My days of learning are over!” Probably not. In fact, you’ve probably continued to learn about new topics, acquire new skills, and seek out random tidbits of...   Continue Reading

 

12/07/2017

Your friends + My friends = Our friends?

Healthy relationships are vital to life. When cared for, relationships bring us joy. They bring us strength. They bring us connection. And so many other great things. But relationships are ! And, I’m not just talking about relationships that come with a lifelong commitment like a marriage or...   Continue Reading

 

11/24/2017

The Impact of Gradual Change

I recently read a (fictional) book about a woman, Alice, who takes a fall at the gym and bumps her head. After a series of comical and confusion-filled interactions, she eventually figures out that she has completely forgotten the last ten years of her life. In her head, she’s 30 years old,...   Continue Reading

 

11/09/2017

Why Your Partner Shouldn’t Be Your “Everything”

Social media has exacerbated the romanticism of your partner being your “.”  We constantly see Instagram posts about our friend’s boyfriend with captions like, “He’s my everything.”  Facebook photos of a picture of a couple’s silhouette in the sunset...   Continue Reading

 

10/26/2017

Maintenance Required

My husband and I have lived in our house for four years. There are still rooms I consider “unfinished” and boxes shoved in closets. You would think that four years would be enough time to get completely settled in. While we have made significant improvements to the quality of our yard,...   Continue Reading

 

10/12/2017

I am a Recovering Complainer

I am a recovering complainer. We were having a picnic lunch on a beautiful May afternoon.  There were three moms and four children.  While the children played, the moms talked. I remember talking about my house.  Actually, I did a lot of talking about my house.  I had a lot of...   Continue Reading

 

10/03/2017

How to Maximize the Night Owl vs Early Bird Trade-Off

I’m the early bird. I’m typically awake when the first glimmer of light peeks through the curtains. I lie there and doze, but by 6:00 a.m. I decide it’s a reasonable time to get out of bed, carefully without disturbing my husband. As I pass by the closet, I grab a basket of laundry....   Continue Reading
 
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