When Love Hurts (Your Wallet) — Enjoying Valentine’s Day without Breaking the Bank

I was at the store the other day when it happened.  My senses were assaulted — completely overwhelmed with pinks and reds and hearts and chocolates. With rows upon rows of overpriced cards – some the size of small children. (Really, Hallmark? Really?) Dang it, I thought. Valentine’s Day.

4 Ways to Respect Your Husband (And Strengthen Your Marriage)

When Matt and I first got engaged, I started asking questions to married couples that I knew in an attempt to understand the deep, dark secrets of marriage. People told me all kinds of things, and I tucked the advice away but didn’t think I’d ever really need some of it. I mean, Matt andContinue reading “4 Ways to Respect Your Husband (And Strengthen Your Marriage)”

What Date Nights are Not (After You’re Married)

It had been a while since we’d been on a date. The whole having-a-kid thing makes it a little more difficult. Suddenly, a month rolls by and you begin to ask yourself the question, “Have I talked to my husband about anything other than poop, bath time, or nap schedules?” I don’t know about otherContinue reading “What Date Nights are Not (After You’re Married)”

Marriage is the Best Teacher: 16 Things I Learned in Year 2

Last year I wrote a blog about what marriage is not, which addressed the things I learned during the first year of marriage. On St. Patty’s Day, Matt and I hit year number 2, so I began thinking about what (if anything) I learned during that second year.  I came up with a list of 16Continue reading “Marriage is the Best Teacher: 16 Things I Learned in Year 2”

don’t get married if

For anyone who wants to get married someday – Do not get married if: 1. You like for dirty clothes to be IN the hamper instead of on the floor BESIDE the hamper. 2. You don’t like it when glasses get left on the coffee table, kitchen table, kitchen counter, bedside table…. 3. You don’tContinue reading “don’t get married if”