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22 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

I Cried Real Office Tears

If you’re a regular blog reader, you may have noticed that I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus for the last couple of weeks. I haven’t abandoned the blog and run screaming into the night. But I have given myself a little time for a mental health break. With a new baby coming […]

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02 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

April Love Challenge: Read Love

April Love Challenge

  This month’s love challenge is to encourage yourself by reading a positive message about marriage each day. Recognize it or not, we are bombarded with negative information about marriage and relationships on a daily basis. To counteract the potentially damaging messages that threaten your happy home every day, you have to be pro-active in […]

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19 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

5 TV Shows I Can Watch With My Spouse

Bored couple watching TV

As my husband and I watch the whole The Wire series again from season one, I realize something that I’ve been ignoring for a long time. We are in desperate need of a new TV show to watch together. There are only a few television shows that fall into the category of watchable for the […]

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09 January 2014 ~ 4 Comments

How to Get Rid of a Cold Without Cold Medicine

Kick that Cold

Every winter, at least once, I end up with a cold that leaves me down for the count. And because I refuse to let this meme go…. Let me backtrack. I work at a Pre-K-12 school full-time. These institutions are also known as the places where death germs from hell go to thrive. I have […]

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10 September 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Taking the Scenic Route: How to Have a Car Date

Over the weekend, S and I went to Deep Creek, MD with friends for the weekend which we try to do every year. For now this is the only semi-extended period that we get away from the little ones, so I can’t begin to express how much we look forward to it. One of my […]

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11 July 2013 ~ 2 Comments


Keep Calm and Carry on. That’s what is written on the outside of the box that was handed to me in this life. Or the one I chose. Either or. An unbreakable box made of steel. Calm, quiet, and okay. Inside I will be okay.  Always. Some combination of nature and nurture I’m sure landed […]

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03 July 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Spouse Appreciation Day

Spouse Appreciation Day: Shout out to my husband for dropping my lunch off at work today after I left it sitting on the kitchen counter at home. What do you want to give your spouse a shout out for today? Leave a comment below!

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26 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Three Ways to Build a Healthy Marriage Environment

If you look in the refrigerator of someone who is physically fit, you’ll likely find different foods than you would in the refrigerator of someone who is morbidly obese. The desk of an “A” student probably looks different than that of an “F” student. Of course there are exceptions to the rule, but if you […]

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03 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Monday Morning Motivation-The Deep Peace of God

Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer. R. A. Torrey Read this quote this morning and thought I would share it with you. Wishing you peace in your home this week.

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08 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Off Topic—But Still: Phone Anxiety

Most people don’t know this about me, but I have intense anxiety when it comes to making phone calls, sometimes even to people that I’ve talked to 100 times.  Spending most of my late teens and early 20s working in some kind of call center capacity has left me phone-scarred for life. Every time I […]

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