Most of us are so busy that we don’t have enough time to spend with our family. We need to complete urgent tasks, run the household and take care of our family. However, spending time together is still the best way to show that we care about each other. Make it a point to have dinner together so that you can be a part of your family’s daily conversations and answer … [Read more...] about Using Coffee As Part of Your Weekly Family Bonding
Ever wonder why you can't seem to hold on to a relationship? If you have been trying to meet the special someone and haven't been able to hang onto that relationship - you might need to check yourself and look for underlying reasons. It might be time to change your behavior or improve your health, or both. There are some embarrassing conditions that can make you almost … [Read more...] about Nine Embarrassing Conditions that Can Kill Your Relationship
It doesn’t happen often. But when it does it leaves you in a spin. The grandparents have offered to take the kids for a weekend! It couldn’t have come at a better time either. The two of you have been desperate for some quality time alone. It’s important to make every hour count. Of course, you’ll miss the kids. A full overseas vacation isn’t right just now. But a grown-up, … [Read more...] about A Kid-Free Grown-Up Day Out?
There comes a time in everyone's life when they start to feel as though they really need a change. A lot of the time people don't even really know what kind of change that is, just that they're getting sick and tired of the same old routine and they need to break it somehow. Now, the idea of doing this can often be pretty scary for a lot of people. After all, even if you're not … [Read more...] about Looking For A Change? Don’t Wait For The New Year!
For many people, the thought of losing a spouse is the ultimate nightmare. Your spouse becomes someone you share everything with; your life companion, your best friend and your lover. So, when the nightmare becomes a reality, it can feel like your whole world is crumbling before your eyes. There is no manual for dealing with such a devastating loss, but there are some things … [Read more...] about Dealing With the Death of a Spouse
Being in a relationship is a balancing act which few people truly achieve. From the early stages of your time together to your anniversaries in years to come, you will always have to work hard to keep the person you love happy. This sort of skill can’t be taught, but this doesn’t mean that it can’t be learned, and this post is here to help you out. To give you an idea of the … [Read more...] about The Not-So-Simple Guide To Keeping Someone Happy
Trashy TV shows would have us believe that divorce always has to end in tears. Vengeful wives who cut their spouses wardrobe to pieces, scratch their cars and do their darndest to take them for every penny they have and sneaky husbands who do everything in their power to hide their money and their indiscretions from the courts are common staples in fiction, but real life … [Read more...] about Divorce Tips for a Fast and Amicable Ending
Families can be tough nuts to crack, especially if you don’t really get to spend a lot of quality time together. If you have a big family, making sure that you can tend to everyone’s needs can be difficult and when one child needs more than another, the imbalance can put everyone on edge. It might sound surprising, but one good way to bring everyone together is to play a team … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Team Sports Will Bring Your Family Together
Few things send shivers down your spine as a parent like the prospect of your offspring navigating the rocky waters of love, romance, and sex. They don't seem ready, and they never will seem ready. Will your innocent little lamb be corrupted by a deviant? Will your sensitive butterfly have their heart broken by a callous sociopath? Have they learned enough sexual safety in … [Read more...] about Help! My Teenager is Dating!
In any relationship, keeping the love alive is really important. It doesn’t matter how strongly you feel about each other at the start. Science proves that after around 3 years, those original chemicals and hormones begin to fade. We stay together after this period due to the connection we’ve built, loyalty, and how much work we continue to put into the relationship. Some … [Read more...] about Here’s How You Can Help To Keep Your Love Alive
Girls are often more patient than men, understanding it takes time to kindle a scorching fire. However, after you’ve lit the flame how do you get him to begin liking you more and thinking about you more often? Here’s how to take him from mere flirtation to a falling head-over-heels relationship. Dress Well Guys may not be fashion hounds but they notice a girl … [Read more...] about Lighting the Flame of Desire: Ways to Take Him from Flirting to Falling for You
If you ask those who embarked on a summer camp adventure in their youth to recall their memories, you’ll probably see a wistful smile spread across their face. Summer camp can be one of those life-defining moments where you grow up – learning how to build relationships, how to work with others and how to trust those around you. Summer camp can teach children many foundations … [Read more...] about A Fun Way to Prepare for Adulthood: Why Summer Camp is Such a Great Idea
These days, many first-time marriages end in divorce. This doesn't mean that ex-spouses plan to stay single for the rest of their lives. Most divorced people, especially those with children, fall in love with a new partner and eventually choose to get married or move in together. Blending a family can be a real challenge, but it's certainly not impossible. Here are a few things … [Read more...] about Choosing Love: Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Blended Families
As they say, hindsight is 20/20. There’s no one better to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do during a divorce than people who have been there themselves. Whatever the course of the relationship has been like, divorce is never pleasant, and it can be hard to collect your thoughts and make the right decisions. Whether you’re in the midst of a divorce or just contemplating … [Read more...] about Make Your Divorce a Little Easier
People generally don’t react well to changes. This is especially true when it comes to divorce and disruption of the settled daily life, not to mention the possible heartbreak involved. Still, any kind of divorce is always better than a bad marriage, which can actually reflect much worse in the future on both partners and kids. Therefore, even if divorce is inevitable, and … [Read more...] about How to Survive a Divorce 101
There is an understandable air of excitement and expectation when it comes to arranging your wedding and that puts the pressure on when it comes to making the right choices, such as select the right wedding ring. Your aim is to try to find a unique wedding ring that perfectly symbolizes your marriage and truly reflects the love that you have for one another. Here is a look at … [Read more...] about Wedded Bliss: Selecting Wedding Rings that Symbolize Your Marriage
It’s date night again. What’s on the menu? A movie? Dinner? Boring. You’ve done those all before. Even the local arcade seems a little lame tonight. here are 4 exciting ideas you haven’t tried. Playing Cards No, not the usual card games. You should be playing card games for adults, like Dirty Minds or Utter Nonsense or FunEmployed or Keep Calm. All of these games are pretty … [Read more...] about Thinking Outside the Restaurant – 4 Exciting Date Night Ideas
Living with a partner inevitably means learning how to share, whether it’s the TV, the shower, the car, or the bed. It’s the latter in particular that can cause distress among couples. While it’s perfectly acceptable to opt for separate beds, many consider this a sure sign that a relationship is in some sort of trouble. It’s accepted wisdom now that if you’re an item, you share … [Read more...] about Sleeping with a Partner
Have you ever thought of becoming a surrogate? What were your reasons for considering it? I have to admit that I am one who has thought about it. I've worked for a surrogacy attorney and seen the ins and outs of the process. We are delving into the topic of surrogacy this evening and discussing what it's all about. What is a surrogate? There are 450 women every year who … [Read more...] about Why Women Decide to Become Surrogate Mothers
For some people, saying “I love you” can be difficult. For others, all too easy. The hallowed words “I love you” aren’t always appropriate for everyone in your life. How do you show it though? Sometimes you don’t have to say a word at all. A little token of gratitude is all that’s needed. Here are a few ideas. Take a Trip If … [Read more...] about How to Show Someone You Love Them
I am a white woman. I am married to a black man. I have a white daughter from my first marriage, and two biracial sons from my second marriage. We are a biracial family. My grandparents would not have approved. My mother would not have approved, at first, but I like to believe that given time, she would have come around - somewhat. My stepfather did not approve. While there … [Read more...] about Living Life as an American Biracial Family
Update 10/5/2016: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While this post was written in 2014, it is still a viable post that deserves your attention. You see, one of the men from this true story, "Jim," has decided to run for mayor for the City of Richmond, Virginia. We cannot allow an abuser to take over the day-to-day operations of our city. I am asking each of you who … [Read more...] about rvabUSED: A True Story
I've had a difficult time relating to my boys in the 15 years that they have been on this earth. Everything just came more natural with my daughter, simply because she was a girl I suppose. There have been days where I just didn't get them you know? Over the past several years, I have watched each of them grow into the young men that they are becoming. I want to be a part of … [Read more...] about How Zombies and Screams Gave Me a Mom Moment
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Now that we have the Season 4 premiere episode of Scandal under our belts, it is time to turn our attention to a cause that our beloved Olivia Pope holds dear - domestic violence. Even now, in 2014, it is difficult for women and men … [Read more...] about Gladiators Against Domestic Violence – Purple Purse Challenge