This post was sponsored by Melt: Massage for Couples. All opinions expressed are my own. Father's Day is in less than two days for many countries around the world. Have you figured out what you and the kids are getting your partner yet? If you're like me, you may be a bit of a last minute person. I never intentionally put my husband's gifts on the backburner. But when you're … [Read more...] about Thoughtful Ideas for Father’s Day!
I really didn't know what I was getting myself into when I said my "I dos" that late-summer afternoon almost five years ago. In that kitschy church just off the main drag of a sleepy summer town weeks away from hibernation, I said my vows without reservation. I knew I had chosen well. And, my experiences leading up to the big day led me to feel equipped to face any … [Read more...] about Why I’m Putting My Husband First After Having Kids
This post, Modern Day Love Story, originally appeared here.My grandmother had just passed. I was unhappy in my current relationship; I felt repressed, under appreciated, controlled, cast aside. For whatever reason, I held on in the hopes I would get the validation and love I thought I deserved. It dragged on. As we poured over my grandmother’s effects before her funeral, my … [Read more...] about Modern Day Love Story
Nothing says romance like two sleep-deprived new parents trying desperately just to make it through the day without killing each other. Let me paint the scene for you shall I?Sleep divided up into two-three hour increments does crazy things to your psyche. The patient, loving, and considerate spouse you once fell in love with is now basically a raging hormonal … [Read more...] about Married With Kids: The Ultimate Survival Guide
To: My Pregnant Self, Congratulations on making it this far without killing anyone.REALLY.You’ve had a lot on your plate over the course of this pregnancy and even though you may have been more sensitive than usual, all of your loved ones still love you and you still love them. I could have seen this going very differently. The room is ready … [Read more...] about A Letter To My Pregnant Self About Marriage