healthy-marriage

Parenting

14 Reasons My Back Hurts Today

If there’s one thing we parents say more than anything it’s, “WOW my back hurts today.” No matter how spritely we were before building a family, having small humans that need or want carrying and the fact that we are getting older every single day takes its toll on the long, rickety vertebrae puzzle behind […]

DIY

12 DIY Back-to-School Locker Decorating Ideas

One of the coolest perks of entering middle school or high school is getting your own school locker. Not only is it your own secure space to store school supplies, but it’s your own private space to decorate exactly the way you want to. And this goes beyond simple stickers and plain magnets. From stylish […]

Married Life

Here’s Why You Should Go To Bed Angry

  After 13 years of marriage, I have learned that a lot of the old school advice about marital bliss is basically bullshit. For example, the way to my man’s heart, as it turns out, is not through his stomach but through me shoving an ice-cold drink in his hand and telling him to go […]

Married Life

How Romance Novels Pulled My Marriage Out of a Rut

After 16 years of marriage, my husband and I have settled into a comfortable routine. He packs the kids’ lunches and sends them off to school. I handle after school activities and cook dinner. Evenings involve sitting on our couch while catching up on our DVR’d shows. We have a handle on domesticity. Routine may […]

Married Life

My Kids Getting Older Has Been Amazing for My Marriage

I remember before we had kids, my husband and I would spend hours talking and laughing. We consulted each other about everything—big things and little things. I loved hearing his opinions, even when they didn’t mirror my own. We genuinely enjoyed each other’s company, even we were just sitting in silence. Then we became parents, […]