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Initiative 2012

Initiative 2012

This has been a crazy year for me, lots of ups and downs emotionally but most interesting in the work world. I am, if anything, cliche so I thought I would do a quick year in review and talk about my goals for 2012. Why should you care about my goals in 2012, why wouldn’t you?

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on where your life has taken you over the past 12 months, and where you want it to take you over the next 12. Many people take this time to come up with New Year’s Resolutions that will help them change the course of their life for next year. Whatever it is, it will help if you and your spouse work together on your resolutions.

PDA: Your Secret and Not-So-Secret Flirtations

PDA: Your Secret and Not-So-Secret Flirtations

Recently, an observation at dinner with friends caused me to take a closer look at the well-loved pastime that we fondly call PDA – Public Displays of Affection. My dinner companions are a well-established couple, together for at least a couple of years. It’s obvious that the magic hasn’t worn off for them, because they held hands throughout our entire meal, occasionally hindering their ability to actually eat. At first, I thought it was cute. Then romantic. Then annoying. :/

Then I had to mentally shake myself and say…

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse - Part 4 - the 'Afterparty'

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse – Part 4 – the ‘Afterparty’

Alright, the gifts are purchased, wrapped, presented, and unwrapped. The last people have left the last shindig, and the kids are finally asleep in bed. Phew! I know your first instinct is to turn into a TV or computer zombie and let the peace of the END of the Holidays wash over you before the New Year celebrations kick in – but I think that there is one more little ‘party’ you need to attend. The “just me and my spouse” party.

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 3 - Events

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 3 – Events

Whether it’s the employer’s Holiday Function, a Latke Party, Cookie Party, or Family Function, danger can lurk anywhere. Not that the December Holidays should sound too much like October, but sometimes ghosts and ghouls would be a nice reprieve from an eternal evening with the in-laws. This is where you and your wife need to have a plan and work together.

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 2 - Gifts for your Wife

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 2 – Gifts for your Wife

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your wife? We’re here to help!

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse - Part 1

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse – Part 1

Well, there’s no mistaking it, the Holidays are here. Whatever your Winter Festivities may be, the most wonderful time of year could actually be the most STRESSFUL time of year! Over the next few days, we’re going to talk about what you can do to help make this (and every) Holiday Season easier to take. Today, we’re going to talk about GIFTS.

Does Timing Affect Saving Your Child and the World?

Does Timing Affect Saving Your Child and the World?

On Monday, when the first article about vaccinations was published, there was a great deal of conversation on our respective Facebook pages, mostly surrounding the issue of the timing of vaccinations, and the potential risks of offering too many vaccinations at one time. A good deal of the information about why physicians, parents, and public health officials might want to consider adjusting the timing of vaccines during infancy came from Denise Shepler, RN BSN. Denise has four years of experience in maternal/neonatal nursing. With her permission, I have summarized her thoughts here.

Diamonds:  Only Game in Town or One of Many Options?

Diamonds: Only Game in Town or One of Many Options?

Like the best relationships, the perfect engagement ring can’t be explained, it just works and feels ‘right’. Sometimes it cannot be explained to outsiders, and it shouldn’t have to be. But in case you don’t know where to start, here are some places to begin your journey.

What Stay-at-Home Wives Need to Understand about their Husbands

What Stay-at-Home Wives Need to Understand about their Husbands

What a lot of stay-at-home-moms don’t understand is that our husbands work that much harder to earn more money so that we can have the choice to work at home.

Playing the Game at Work Events

Playing the Game at Work Events

In the modern professional world, the social business function isn’t something you can go to solo if you have a spouse. Read on for some tricks to have a good time, and look good doing it!

Speaking about the unspeakable

Speaking about the unspeakable

I don’t think we can talk about marriage without talking about sex – it’s a very important part of marriage and shouldn’t be ignored.

sad woman distant from man

An illustration of why communication is important

A quick illustration as to why communication is important with your spouse.

Shout out to Step Parents

Shout out to Step Parents

I want to give a shout-out to all of the step-parents out there. Step-parenting is hard. It complicates your life in ways that parenting doesn’t quite reach all by itself.

9 Things You Should Talk About (and agree upon) Before Deciding to Have Children

9 Things You Should Talk About (and agree upon) Before Deciding to Have Children

There are 9 things that you should discuss and agree upon before venturing into the world of Parenting. Hopefully, you’ll have more than 9 months to talk about them.

Talk Like a Man?

Talk Like a Man?

There are many commercials out there that are based on the idea that husbands are no different from children.

Why Your Wife Wants You to go Shopping With Her

Why Your Wife Wants You to go Shopping With Her

Have you ever wondered why women want their husbands to go shopping with them?

Taking Care of Your Wife

Taking Care of Your Wife

Simple things to do when your wife isn’t feeling well.

couple at sunset

Special Days – Special Times with your Wife

When a couple needs some quality time, one of them declares an “Us Day”

Father-Daughter Birthday

Sunday Breakfast – Quality Time

What do you do to make your wife and children feel special?

Lighten up, it's just pregnancy!

Lighten up, it’s just pregnancy!

There are certain events in life that seem to be created purely for the purpose of testing the strength of a relationship. The most prolific example being pregnancy.

Geek out with your girl.

Geek out with your girl.

Guys, it’s time to show those geek colors to the ladies in your life.

Woman in black dress outlined by the moom

Why Men can’t talk about their wive’s “Time of the Month”

Why men shouldn’t talk about their wive’s “Time of the Month”

San Francisco

San Francisco and Peanut Butter Cookies

A culinary tour of a relationship growing with food in San Francisco

Couple Talking on the couch

Sex – How often is often enough?

How often is often enough when it comes to sex?