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Category Archives: Love & Marraige

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Communicate with Your Spouse About Money—Without Having to Talk

The following 5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Communicate with Your Spouse About Money—Without Having to Talk have helped my husband and I be in the ‘know’ of what’s going on with our finances without actually having to broach the topic in a conversation.  Communicating with a spouse about money is sometimes tough. More often than

Dating Post Divorce

I’ve held off on writing about my dating post divorce experiences because I wasn’t sure how to. I am now married again to a wonderful man and together we are working through another phase of life: blending families. I’m ready to share my experiences. I thought many of these tips that I found extremely useful

How to Have the Honeymoon of Your DREAMS on a REALITY Budget

Today I’ve asked travel agent Danielle to write a guest post. She booked my family’s cruise to Alaska and was just awesome at everything she did. She is very communicative and helpful. She changed multiple reservations (there were 28+ of us going) with a smile. She knows her stuff. I’ve asked her to share ideas

17 Ways to Save Big on Your Engagement and Wedding Rings

There are a ton of ways to save money on a wedding/engagement ring. Here are 17… 1- The way you’ll save the absolute most and score the best deal is kind of tricky because you both have to know you are getting married and both have to be on board with it is to buy

Championing Motherhood Community

Do you talk to your best friend about credit card debt? Do you post about your never ending bills on Facebook? Do you have anyone to talk to about how the paycheck never seems to cover everything? Who do you go to when you and your husband argue (esp. about money)? At girl’s night out

Why Following This Common Marriage Advice is Unknowingly Destroying Your Relationship

Ironically enough, I am now divorced—due to other reasons than ones mentioned in this article. That said, I didn’t want to delete this as I believe it is valuable information, helpful, and pertinent for a healthy marriage. Last night, my now-ex-husband and I got into a fight. We had started off the day exhausted to

Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower

My wonderful cousin is getting married soon and my family wanted to throw her a shower. We all spent less than $50.00 each and it turned out super fun and cute. If you haven’t read my post on how to throw a nice shower for less than $50.00 and you have a shower to plan,

How to Break Through the Smog of Daily Routines and Drink In Life’s Beauty

Some days pass in almost a haze. Sometimes I’ll sit back and think about what I did during the week and wonder where the time went. Often, I don’t even remember what I did in specifics. And sadly, if I do remember what happened, it is usually how stressed out I was about this or

21 Inexpensive Date Ideas

 There is no need to spend a lot in order to enjoy each others company. Here are 21 inexpensive Date Ideas for you and your loved one. A night in cooking his/her favorite meal. Go to a special meaningful place and just talk. Go ice skating together and grab some hot cocoa afterward. Look on

5 MUST-READ Books that Will Spice Up and Strengthen Your Marriage

Note- I am divorced now but because I feel that the books in this article helped me so much during my marriage, I left this article up. Love can be LEARNED and UNLEARNED. We are often forgetting things we know at one time or another. For example, do you remember everything you learned in Calculus? How about

23 Ways to Save $27,989.37 on Your Wedding

Note- Although I’m now divorced I feel that this information is still pertinent so I’ll keep it up.  The Wedding Industry is worth a whopping $55 BILLION dollars. The average wedding costs the happy couple and/or parents an average of $28,671.00! (honeymoon & engagement rings not included). With the honeymoon and jewelry included the average cost is:$37,698.00! Less people are

Words of Affirmation Valentine’s Jars

I read the book The 5 Love Languages. In the book you learn that everyone appreciates being reminded of why they are loved (no matter what love language they have). Some value it more than others but everyone likes knowing why they are loved. So these jars will make just about anyone happy. But is especially a

Doing This One Simple Thing Will Help Your Children Avoid Misbehaviors

Today our families are under attack from about every walk of life. Full schedules, media, computers, drugs, etc. are all taking away from family time and diminishing bonds of unity. How do we combat this constant onslaught of the family? There are multiple ways, but one of the most influential things we can do is

When and How to Say, “No”

I hear the phrase all the time, “You need to learn how to say no” (I think women hear this a lot). Yet, I didn’t know when to say no. I didn’t have any kind of objective guide so I just kept on saying, “Yes”, and “Ok”, and continued to pile responsibilities on myself. Many

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