Goodnite, My Beautiful

A tribute to Barbara Bush No one likes a sad ending. No one wants to say goodbye. Life is not like that, however, endings keep coming. April 17, 2018, brings another life to an end. It was expected, but still painful. America is mourning the loss of their grandmother. In the book, Love and War, Continue Reading

Am I Really Listening?

No. I wasn’t listening at all. The question was simple.  “Where do you want to go for dinner?” It seems like a very simple and easy question.  But not in our house.  My husband and I have very similar tastes at times, and then we don’t.  They’re really far apart.  Throw in a gluten-allergy, and Continue Reading

The 4 Lies of Marriage

The Sneaky List You Probably Haven’t Realized Yet No one wants to think of themselves as gullible. We all watch the magician do his tricks and try to see the hidden rope or secret chamber.  Seeing lies in our marriage, however, is much more difficult.  We change them, fluff them up, add some secret wishes and Continue Reading

How to Have a Perspective of Love

A few years ago, we landed upon a goldmine.  It was a shared calendar app for our iPhones.  The whole month is viewable at a quick glance, it can be color coded per each of our email addresses (we happen to have 6 different emails right now with work and personal), and it quickly updates Continue Reading

5 Romantic Vacations in the Spring

Spring break is not just for school kids. it can be enjoyed by couples as well.  By using some careful planning, you will be able to avoid the spring break crowds (and noisy kids) and enjoy some romantic times together. Biltmore House Located in the mountains of Asheville, NC, the Biltmore House is known as Continue Reading

The Wrong Shade of Green

An St. Patrick’s Day Wish to End Jealousy. How do others succeed when I don’t?   I wish I could change the font color of this.  Now some people probably couldn’t read it without the white and black contrast.  But I would change this font green. In fact, I would make everything green on this Continue Reading

5 Comforting Tips

Times of grief and times of sadness come to us all.  Bad days at work. Rough days mothering. Anxious days awaiting results for medical tests, job reports, or even difficult conversations can take their toll on any relationship. If your loved one is going through a difficult time, one often wonders, “What can I do?”   Here Continue Reading

Why I ask my Husband to Fry the Bacon

That salty, crispy piece of heaven. Time can stop for a few moments while we ponder the joys of bacon. It tastes delicious Crispy and hot or cold and crumbled – it doesn’t matter. It is still good. It perfumes the house better than any spray of Febreeze can do with its wafting aroma.   Continue Reading

A tale of Loyalty and Love – Peter Rabbit Movie Review

This month, February has been a blockbuster month of fun and interesting movies that have been released. My husband and I took our family to see Peter Rabbit,  and realized through this there were many great lessons for life and marriage through it. In case, you haven’t seen it. There will be spoilers below.  Consider Continue Reading

5 Prayers for Your Husband

Closeness The word itself just wants to draw you a little nearer to the person that you love. But what if you want to be closer to your husband AND Christ at the same time? When I was dating my man, 16 years ago, we would pray together.  It struck me that he would often Continue Reading