Life & Love

Life & Love

Even though your kids are your life, you have other aspects of it as well. Here's to figuring out yourself and other relationships.

Trust With Your Teenager After It’s Been Broken

The teen years are some of the most formative years in every person’s life.  This is the time when a person begins the transition...

Trust with Your Partner After It’s Been Broken

For most people, one of the biggest deal-breakers in a relationship is when trust has been broken.  It may have been destroyed due to...

Trust and Honesty: Two Halves of the Same Coin

Last month I did an entire series of articles on honesty, and it’s a pretty tough subject to talk about.  However, what often goes...

Honesty With Yourself

I’ve been writing this month about being honest.  I’ve talked about honesty when it comes to your spouse or partner, your friends and co-workers...

Honesty Between Couples

Now that the flowers from Valentine’s Day are wilted and the chocolates consumed, you’re often left with the day-to-day activities between you and your...

Negative Nelly’s How to Keep Them From Dragging You Down

We’ve all had a few of those people in our lives.  The kind who seem to always have bad things happen to them, around...

Should Relationships Result in a Loss of Freedom?

You’ve heard the phrases before. “Settling down” and “ball and chain” instantly conjure up images of relationships, be they long term partnerships or marriages. ...

28 Days of Love and Counting

We’ve recently celebrated Valentine’s Day, but the extra love shouldn’t have stopped there. Those special gifts and treats you gave to your sweetheart or...
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The Power of Laughter

The average day of any adult is pretty redundant.  Wake up, get dressed, drive to work, trudge through eight hours of the grind, drive...
Valentine's Day February Self Love

It’s All About You: Make February Your Self Love Month

Women will spend days on end… and sometimes months and years… taking care of someone else. From a spouse to the children or aging...
Couple in a Rut

4 Steps for Couples to Get Out of a Rut

It’s never a thrilling revelation when you realize that your relationship with the one you love has gone from exciting and spontaneous to routine...
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6 Free Gift Ideas to Express Your Love on Valentine’s Day

Just like love, the best things in life are free. If you are tired of wracking your brain for ideas or your budget is...
Be a Better Friend

How to Be a Better Friend

If you are anything like me, you miss (at least a little) the freedom of the days before kids. When you could run out...
How to Regain Your True Identity without Compromising the Title of Mom

How to Regain Your True Identity without Compromising the Title of...

Making the transition into motherhood brings many joys, challenges and, most of all, changes.  The weird things that happen to our bodies notwithstanding, our...
Ways to Pamper Yourself - Pedicure

Feel Like a Queen: 5 Quick and Easy Ways to Pamper...

The past seven days have been extremely hectic. I had three doctor’s appointments, multiple errands, a 9-year-old’s birthday party to plan and shop for,...
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Bringing Sexy Mom Back

Upon becoming a mother, many things we once did for ourselves tend to go to the side in favor of other things. Going to...
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4 Ways to Find Balance Between Work, Home, and You

Recently I had a realization about myself that made my life slightly less complicated: I like to think that I am a stay-at-home mom...
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What Does Your Walk Say About You?

“Walk This Way” is more than a song.  It may also be a testament to who you are, or what you are wanting to...
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4 Cheap Ways to Spend Your Free Time

If your life is anything like mine, getting your kids to eat their broccoli while brushing their teeth and making their bed at the...
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Should You and Your Partner Share All the Same Interests?

Whether you are dating or married, it is sometimes difficult to come to a common ground on the interests the two of you have...

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