What do I do when my spouse and I aren’t on the same page?

Photo courtesy of Corbis Before you read any further – the foundation for this post is that marriage is designed as a place to grow up. If you don’t agree with this idea, it’s probably best if you head on to the other blogs in your reader. If you are a regular reader of blogs (read more…)

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Family traditions: 10 ideas to get you started

Photo by Stuck in Customs The following is by Sherri of Serene Journey. Traditions. Those little rituals passed down from generation to generation that help shape your family by creating a sense of unity, warmth and closeness. They create memories that fill your mind with peace, love, happiness, and security. But what do you do if (read more…)

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One way to increase passion In marriage – live simply

This time last year, my wife and I were making preparations to place our house on the market. We weren’t looking to move to an enormous house, but since we now had two kids, we were looking to gain another bedroom and a bit more storage space. After several weeks of preparation and organization, a (read more…)

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Help! We just can’t seem to communicate

If you’ve been in a serious relationship for any length of time, you know full well that communication problems and misunderstandings occur. It’s inevitable. Every couple has had times where they simply could not communicate. Right? So what happened to transform your relationship – where one day you understood each other perfectly, and the next, (read more…)

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11 cheap (and free!) toys for young children

This post was originally published on August 18, 2008. The price of toys these days is disheartening. They can also be loud, obnoxious, and cheaply-made. I stand firmly in the camp of having fewer, but high-quality toys than having a thousand pieces of plastic to trip over, pick up, and lose. Plus, the less toys (read more…)

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