A Fun Way to Prepare for Adulthood: Why Summer Camp is Such a Great Idea

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 … Continue reading A Fun Way to Prepare for Adulthood: Why Summer Camp is Such a Great Idea

Choosing Love: Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Blended Families

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 … Continue reading Choosing Love: Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Blended Families

Make Your Divorce a Little Easier

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 … Continue reading Make Your Divorce a Little Easier

How to Survive a Divorce 101

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 definitely something … Continue reading How to Survive a Divorce 101

Wedded Bliss: Selecting Wedding Rings that Symbolize Your Marriage

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 … Continue reading Wedded Bliss: Selecting Wedding Rings that Symbolize Your Marriage

Thinking Outside the Restaurant – 4 Exciting Date Night Ideas

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 … Continue reading Thinking Outside the Restaurant – 4 Exciting Date Night Ideas

Sleeping with a Partner

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, … Continue reading Sleeping with a Partner

Why Women Decide to Become Surrogate Mothers

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 … Continue reading Why Women Decide to Become Surrogate Mothers

Strong and Kind and Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed by Korie Robertson with Chrys Howard

Review: STRONG and KIND by Korie Robertson

Our family fell in love with Duck Dynasty when it first aired, and we have continued to fall in love with each of the family members of the Robertson family. So we are truly honored to be able to tell our readers about Korie Robertson’s new book STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed. As the mother of five, … Continue reading Review: STRONG and KIND by Korie Robertson

How to Show Someone You Love Them - Life in a House of Testosterone

How to Show Someone You Love Them

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 you know … Continue reading How to Show Someone You Love Them

rvabUSED. A true story of two different types of abuse from two very different types of men.

rvabUSED: A True Story

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 … Continue reading rvabUSED: A True Story

How Zombies and Screams Gave Me a Mom Moment

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 … Continue reading How Zombies and Screams Gave Me a Mom Moment