Tag: relationships

30-Day Challenge: Marriage Edition

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I found myself dying for a date night with my husband this week. That may not seem odd unless you've been living under "stay...

It is Time to Make Mother-Daughter Trips a Tradition

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As a stay at home mom whose husband’s demanding career takes him away from home for extended periods of time, all aspects of parenting...

My Husband is Not One of My Children

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When I married my husband, I expected, and received a partner. Someone who would run the house as my equal and when it came...

When Your Mom Village is Hard to Find

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Recently, I sat in a circle of women revolved around one woman in particular in order to honor her passage into motherhood. They blessed...

My Relationship is Not A Romantic Comedy

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I've soaked up the Hollywood version of relationships throughout my entire life. Thus, my idea of romance and courtship comes from a combination of...

The Gift of Time Away From the Kids

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Yes, I said it. Spending time away from your kids is a gift. I recently experienced my latest gift in the form of a...

That Time I Lost My Wedding Ring…

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That Time I Lost My Wedding Ring… A mom has a lot to worry about during the day: keeping your kids alive and out of...

Cultivating Long-Distance Friendships: 5 ideas

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Motherhood can be intensely lonely. And for those of us who have had and treasured strong female friendships, the lifestyle change can be jarring....

Let’s All Be the Supportive Friend

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The Story That Inspired My Thoughts I recently read a blog entry from a woman sharing her own breast cancer survival story which included her...

Trending: A Return to The 3gen Household

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  I never thought I'd be living with my mother again, but at age 37, it happened. And I'm pretty sure my husband NEVER planned on...

3 Tips on Connecting and Reconnecting

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I just got home from a 10-day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon with my husband. We were gone from work, cell phones, our...

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

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I had the same old argument with my husband the other night.  Honestly, it's not even an argument. It's a communication issue. It appears that...

My Internet Friends

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For me, being a mom has meant both rarely being alone and yet often feeling lonely. Much to my surprise, however, I’ve found a lot...