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. We all make relationship mistakes. Life has so many curveballs to throw! When things are less than perfect, I remind myself that working on keeping our marriage … [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!
I have been married for 11 years- 12 in March! My goodness, how time flies. Plus, we were together for 9 years before we got married. We met freshman year of college. It was not love at first sight. We were both very involved in our own romantic lives when we first met. Then, when we met again, we both felt a spark but I was not interested at all in a relationship because of … [Read more...] about Love Romance Tips- 10 Ways For Rekindling Romance In Marriage
After a long week of working, taking care of the kids, and last minute errands for your family, a break is much needed. However, a huge problem is what to do; there’s always the classic movie outing, dinner, or go to a local bar but that usually gets tiring. So here I will share with you 10 Fun Date Night Activities that are exciting, can be done with your significant other and … [Read more...] about 10 Fun Date Night Activities
It goes with out saying that life with a new baby is different. Incredibly, amazingly, wonderfully- different. But it can also be confusingly, disorientingly, stressfully, different. Although my life is full, if not fuller, of love, that love has been displaced and moved around from the normal places it used to occupy in my life. It doesn’t just get to veg out and cuddle on the … [Read more...] about Protecting Your Love After Baby Is Born
I am pleased to bring you this guest post by Karen Amster-Young, co-author of The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery (Skyhorse Publishing, November 2013), as well as a 52 Weeks giveaway. Getting Out Of Relationship Ruts Relationship Ruts A few years ago, I was out with a good friend having dinner. … [Read more...] about Relationship Ruts: Getting Unstuck in Love & Friendship
Studies have long suggested that divorce and single-parenting may have negative effects on children. Children in these homes tend to perform worse in school, exhibit more behavioral problems, and are more likely to have social and relationship issues as they get older. But even in homes where parents are married, parents should be aware of how their relationship is affecting … [Read more...] about 4 Ways Your Marriage Affects Your Kids