Relationships

Thoughts on Self Care and the Working Mom

When is the last time you treated yourself to something nice? Being a fit mom myself, I don't typically reward myself with food, my rewards usually come in the form of shoes or retail therapy. Hey, I'm just being honest. I'm not sure what a therapist would say, but it works for me! Rewards? What am I a dog? I'm talking about those moments when you know you've done well. The days when you hit your goals, in life, in fitness, in income, or whatever. I love challenging myself and I love rewarding ...

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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

It's not a secret that staying in a happy relationship is somewhat rare these days. With rising divorce rates and couples deciding to go separate ways, your annual anniversary is an event to celebrate! Whether it’s your first year together or your 50th, it is something worth celebrating. So what are the best ways on how you can celebrate your anniversary? Here are 10 suggestions that cover the simple to the outrageous! 1. Backpacking Together as a Couple Are you the type of couple who used ...

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52 Text Message Love Bombs to Send Him

My hubby and I celebrated our 3 years of marriage this past October. Although we've had our ups and downs I do know this to be true: Men need and want to be loved. Not only that, but they need to be reminded. Marriage is like a box that you deposit little love bombs into. When you are always doing this, always depositing, your hubby will feel it. He needs to also do his part by adding his deposit of love into this box. Times will come, moments, arguments and you will want to look into that ...

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Get Happy and Stay Motivated Checklist!

Hello lovely ladies (and gentlemen who may also be reading)! I have another juicy reader question today, so let's jump into it. Do you ever struggle with falling into a rut? Do you feel like you could use some more motivation? Can you relate to this? Well, well, well...good questions! Let's see if I can shed some light on this situation. I think that I can (wink, wink)!   Here are some more ways to keep the positive flow moving. ...

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Get Your Man to Take You on More Dates

Yes sir eeeeeeh! It's time to answer a reader question today. Drum roll please... This question I can relate to, believe it or not. Life gets busy. Life gets hectic. There are always a million reasons why date nights with your husband get pushed off to the side. Well, it's time to make time for romance, friendship and just plain connection. Here are 5 tips for getting your man to take you on more dates. 1) Tell Him How It Makes You Feel People, in general, often times will remember ...

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It Matters Who You’re Dating

Every once in a while, I'll get a few emails asking for relationship advice. This was one of those weeks... My boyfriend is starting his own company and it is very time consuming. He also has a daughter from a previous marriage. Between work and his daughter I get to see him just about once every other week. He's so busy I barely get to talk to him during the week. I love this man more than anything in the world but this is so difficult. Any words of advice?! This question got me thinking. Do I ...

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How To: Discover Your Purpose & Passion As a Mom

Becoming a mother is a life altering event. And the truth is, there is no going back. It's up to us to figure out how to feel fulfilled and balanced.  One of the reasons we struggle with finding purpose is because we don't spend enough time digging into ourselves, creating experiences and asking ourselves important questions.   But our minds and hearts may have a hard time figuring out the steps to take in order to make our "dream lifestyle" a reality. [contemplate1] ...

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Because Life is Short…

Love others. Ignore haters. Don't save your pretty dresses for special occasions. Stop your negative thoughts. Wear perfume. Send out thank you cards on a daily basis. Wear heels. Wear flats if you hate heels. Burn your to-do list. Write a poem for your loved one. Encourage people as much as possible. Don’t look back, unless it makes you smile. Turn off the tv. Turn on your mind. Talk to God. Because life is short.     ...

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11 Ways To Love Your Man

Kiss him on the forehead Leave a note under his pillow Tell him when he looks masculine or hot A romantic picnic Give him a list of reasons why you love him Hold hands in public Take a long walk in the park together Be first to say “I’m sorry” after an argument Send a surprise gift to his workplace Support his dreams  Pray together ...

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77 Super Fun Date Ideas

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”  -Dr. Seuss   As a work at home mama, I like to get creative and find fun, new ways to connect with my hubby. Here is my super fun list. Feel free to comment with more ideas. God bless you!    1. Make chocolate covered strawberries 2. Paris night: get a baguette, French wine, and cheese! 3. Read your favorite books to one another 4. Bake cookies together 5. Watch ...

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