Archive | daily challenges

04 April 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Eat What’s on your Plate

carving a turkey

My four-year-old has moments where he will just “kind of” eat his dinner in that push-my-food around my-plate-to-make-it-look sparse kind of way–because no parent would catch on to that one . Less than five minutes after he doesn’t finish dinner, he’s asking for dessert. To which I always give the same response: No you can’t […]

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26 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Stop Trying to Decide What Should Be Important to Your Spouse

My husband takes care of almost all home repairs. If it doesn’t fall into the category of plumbing or electrical, he wants to handle it. I tried to go around this once and hired an outside company to come in and re-do our floors, and lo-and-behold, a couple thousand dollars later, our floors are falling […]

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29 November 2012 ~ 2 Comments

How to Drive Your Wife Crazy in Bed

  I’m a blogger, and therefore, open about my experiences on the blog, but there are some places I tend to keep just between my husband and I. What goes on in our bedroom is one of those places. But today I have to share with you something that is happening in our bed that […]

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28 November 2012 ~ 2 Comments

The Kid-Free, Guilt-Free Day

girl stretching

On Monday, I took the day off while my kids were in school. Mind you, I work at a school, so typically if I’m off, they’re off. I don’t think I’ve had a day off by myself, outside of being violently ill, since…um…ever. So Monday, when I found myself in the position to enjoy a […]

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27 September 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Stop Digging in Your Heels: Meet Your Spouse Where He Is

Wife kicks of work heels when she gets home

In marketing, we talk often about “meeting your client where he is, meaning that you promote to your target audience in the places they tend to “hang out.” If your target audience is age 18-24, you advertise to them at colleges instead of advertising in the senior citizens home and wondering why you aren’t getting […]

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18 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

25 Documents You Need to Put in One Place

I have a filing system in my home office that in practice worked something like this: Need document, look for it in my files and realize it’s not in my files, look for it in a pile and if it’s not in that pile, move on to another pile. I would always find it in […]

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14 September 2012 ~ 13 Comments

The Case for (and Against) Separate Bedrooms

Couple in bed holding each other

Last winter my job sent me to a conference for a week in Boston. And while I missed my guy, I got better sleep over those four nights than I’ve gotten in the last six years. My husband is a snorer. And when I say he’s a snorer, I mean that when we lived in […]

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12 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

10 Ways to Love: Pinterest Pick of the Week

Source: Uploaded by user via Amanda on Pinterest   Some very simple reminders with scriptures to go along with each that I found on Pinterest today. I would love to be able to have this as a bookmark to remind me of  all of these things every day. A good one to remember today is […]

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07 September 2012 ~ 3 Comments

I Wish I Had Known to Go to Bed Angry

Frustrated married couple in bed

In celebration of both our wedding anniversary and the blog’s anniversary coming up next month, all month we’ll be posting from guest bloggers and readers finishing the statement “I wish I had known…” with lessons they wished they could have learned before walking down the aisle. Today I’m starting with my own! If you have […]

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27 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Stop Scrolling Past Someone Else’s Pain: Reach Out

Married couple holding hands

Last Wednesday, my maternal grandmother unexpectedly passed away. I was unprepared for the pain and emptiness I feel in losing her; in knowing that I will never again hear the giggle she had, or eat her candied yams at Thanksgiving or hear her tell it exactly like it is, straight with no chaser. She was […]

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