Guaranteed Weekly Date Night for Parents

As I connect with married moms I hear loud and clear your desire to have a date night with your husbands! I get it and I applaud you for knowing that dating your husband, while parenting, should be a priority. Do you, too, long for the opportunity to have a date night with your spouse? Do you feel cheated because you cannot manage to get out of the house and date night just keeps not happening? I have some very good news: You do not have to … [Read more...]

Cruisin – Love Like You Mean It Style!

Wow...what a week I had last week! Monday hubby and I sailed off into the sunset (literally) from the port of Miami on the FamilyLife Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise and spent the next four days enjoying what can best be described as the decades ago memorable...dare I say it...Love Boat! It really is encouraging to see a boat full of couples being intentional in pouring into their marriage. We met many couples who liked the idea of … [Read more...]

Weekend Challenge

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about being an overwhelmed mom and suggested that spending quality time with your children may just help you battle those overwhelmed feelings. You know what else will help? A bit of flirting. Yes, I am talking to my married friends out there...you need to flirt with your hubby! Far too often the stresses of daily life burden a mom right out of one of the greatest stress relievers of all – sweet … [Read more...]

For Men Only, Sort Of

If you are like me you are sort of the "gate keeper" in your home. Actually, it's a well known fact by all marketers that you and I are the one's who generally decide what is coming into our home, what our families are going to participate in, purchase, attend, visit, etc. (Assuming you are a chick - if you are one of the few dudes who read my blog - you need to keep reading too, this really is for YOU!) You get the idea ladies, actually … [Read more...]

Cinderella Mom Finds Prince Charming

All around me there were men looking rather dapper in their suits and ties, most with a healthy pink glow on their faces due to the afternoon hiking fun they had just enjoyed with their wives. Their smiles were extra broad as they glided through the room accompanied by their beloved wives dressed in feminine loveliness.  Excitement was in the air as we were gathering for our dinner in the large dining room. Tables of eight were laden with … [Read more...]

Wedding Coordinator Observations

Over the weekend I had the joy of serving a friend as the wedding coordinator for her daughter’s wedding. I have had lots of experience through the years as a party planner, wedding planner, but as of late I “gift” my services to those I love because it blesses me tremendously to see a peaceful mother and a happy bride! As I sat on my back deck today praying for the new bride and groom I had several snapshots of the day click through my … [Read more...]

RoMANtic Done Right

Valentine's Day is approaching...are you filled with anticipation? I get that we women long for romance and wonder what our husband's might be planning for us, but how about a change of plans this year? How about this year you plan something special for him? Maybe just suggest to him this weekend that you are going to make all the Valentine's Day plans - whether you prepare a meal at home, or make reservations to go out, you take the … [Read more...]

Secret to 25 Year Marriage

  I have always felt like wedding anniversary's were something that were private, a special day for the bride and groom to celebrate without much fan fair. My experiences in the last few days have caused me to realize that longevity in marriage is something people like to celebrate - because it is a novelty to most. Celebrating my 25th Wedding Anniversary has led to some interesting conversations with several people...mostly strangers … [Read more...]

Hubby Noticed Shred Results!

I am writing this post because I was asked to...by my husband. You see, he said something that I turned all around that left him standing, staring and asking, "What am I supposed to say to that?" The scene is as follows:  I'm in the laundry room, bending over throwing clothes into the dryer, he walks by, slaps me on the backside and declares, "Whoa that's a skinny little shredded bottom!" To which I say, "Oh great, what did it used to … [Read more...]