When my husband married me, he didn’t know he was signing up for a wife who throws fatigue-induced tantrums because our nearly-one-year-old son still doesn’t sleep through the night! He didn’t know his wife would be the pallbearer at my grandfather’s funeral. He didn’t know he’d have to love me through piles of laundry and […]
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To stay connected and to avoid this stand off, it’s important to be open about our feelings and our needs. There is a better way to handle it than saying, “I have a headache” or “I’m just not in the mood” or thinking, “Let’s get this over with.” We need to be brave enough to […]
One thing stands out to me: Good relationships should be celebrated and Valentine’s Day should be celebrated in some fashion. Whatever fits your relationship, your personalities and where you are in your journey: cute, fun, gimmicky, reflective, serious, sensual, sexual. Whatever fits the two of you the best at that point in your relationship. Have […]
My goal this year is to stop striving to be like “that other mom” and just be me. That is what my kids want. That is what my husband wants. They want more of the mom I was designed to be. The quirky, unorganized, passionate, fun-loving mom that was given to them. I want to […]
I remember when I was pregnant for the first time, everyone would say, “Being a mom is so hard, but so worth it.” Do you know what that kind of advice does for a mother-to-be? I’ll be bold here and say it does nothing. The word “hard” is thrown around like confetti when it comes […]
The holidays are definitely a time for family. However, sometimes navigating the when and where of seeing all that family can get a bit tricky. When my husband and I were first married, we both wanted to be with our respective families on Christmas. Instead of fighting over it, we just spent half a day […]
Each year since then, we have survived and come out the other end stronger. My husband sacrifices time with his family. His children sacrifice time with their dad. I sacrifice time with my husband and partner. But if you accepted the position, then you accepted the good with the bad and you do what you […]
The tree is up, the presents are wrapped, and from the outside everything looks normal. But there’s an empty chair at the table and an empty feeling in your heart. The holidays can be hard when hard your spouse is deployed. My husband and I have spent our fair share of holidays separated after 9/11, when […]
Among other things, this giveaway will include a two-night stay at Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs on Dec. 15-17 or Dec. 22-24 AND a 30-minute Skype session on the resort’s 120-inch big screen for the family to connect with its deployed loved one. This campaign is sponsored by Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort.
So, take it from me, who should have followed her mother’s advice: Always Work. Work doesn’t necessarily have to mean working for pay outside the home. But don’t let too much time go by without being involved with something. And when you do, record it and get references.