Why We Schedule Date Nights in Advance

Why We Schedule Date Nights in Advance

At the end of January, we celebrated 16 years of marriage. We dated for three years before we got married, so at this point in our lives I have been with him for almost half of my life. Just yesterday we were planning our lives together, and now we have three children who are 12, 10, and 8. Time moves so quickly, so we want to make sure that we are wisely investing our time in … [Read more...]

When You Don’t Get the Hallmark Christmas You Want


They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For some, it’s the most difficult time of the year; for the rest, it’s the most hectic time of the year. I fit into the first category—I love everything about the holidays: the festivities, the decorations, the food, the family time. But most of all, I love the holidays because they are packed full of sweet memories and rich … [Read more...]

The Couple That Vacays Together Stays Together

The Couple that Vacays Together Stays Together

My husband and I got married two years ago, and we had the best honeymoon possible. It was a dream. We spent the week in Mexico being waited on hand and foot. We didn’t have to worry about what to eat because when we were hungry, we’d simply call room service and have food delivered within minutes. We didn’t have to pick up after ourselves. Each afternoon when we returned to … [Read more...]

We Are Children of Divorce but Our Kids Won’t Be

We Are Children of Divorce but Our Kids Won't Be

My parents divorced after 24 years of marriage. At 16 years old, I was blindsided. I thought we had the perfect, happy, all-American home and when this incident occurred, it jerked the rug out from under me. My whole world was shaken. In some ways, it still shakes today—years later. My childhood home would literally become just a memory. That’s what community property … [Read more...]