When my kids were little, I found that my husband and I often disagreed on parenting styles and it had a negative impact on our marriage at that time. We both had our own ideas on what was the right way to parent and we didn't do a good enough job communicating constructively. This is actually a common problem for new parents so if this is happening to you, don't feel alone. … [Read more...] about Parenting Together: How To Collaborate Successfully With Your Spouse
Your marriage is the rock your world is built on and if you have kids, it is their foundation as well. However, it is easy to take it for granted or put it on the back burner. With Valentine's Day around the corner, let your love take the front seat. Take the "What I Love About You" Challenge- it will let make your partner feel special and loved and it will help you refocus … [Read more...] about Take The “What I Love About You” Challenge
Sometimes, being in a relationship is no easy task. In fact when I asked my grandmother for marital advice, she told me, "Sometimes marriage is work." At the time I had stars in my eyes and love seemed so easy. I had no idea what she really meant. But over time, I realized that marriage is commitment and sometimes, it goes awry and you have to work getting through those … [Read more...] about Top Ten Relationship Mistakes To Avoid
Marriage is a beautiful thing but sometimes it can get off track and it may need a little tender love and care. My grandmother was married for over 60 years and when I asked her for advice when I got married, she said, "Sometimes marriage is work." I have used that advice over the years. When my marriage gets off kilter, I work on it. I hammer it out. It is all about … [Read more...] about Make A Couples Resolution To Strengthen Your Marriage
So, you're a first-time parent? Congratulations! You’re probably going through the entire gamut of emotions right now. And, because it can be equal parts exciting and scary, you will need quite a bit of support. Ideally, your partner is the best person to share in your every high and low. Sometimes though, disagreements about different types of parenting styles can create a … [Read more...] about When You And Your Partner Have Different Types Of Parenting Styles
I've been with my husband for 20 years. We met freshman year of college and holy cow, time flies! We have been married for 12 of those years and he is a great life partner, but our marriage is not always perfect. Life has so many curveballs to throw! When things are less than perfect, I remind myself that working on keeping our marriage strong is really my number #1 … [Read more...] about Marriage And Keeping The Magic Alive
I tend to be a bit prim and proper so you don't usually see posts on the topic of sex on Family Focus Blog and when Leon Scott Baxter of SafetyNetters.com wrote me to see if I'd be interested in a guest post on the subject, I said I could take a look at but I was very non-committal. When I read his post, it was just the right mix of funny but true so I had to share it with … [Read more...] about Sex With Your Partner Can Help You Be A Better Parent- Really!