“I Hate Date Nights”

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Today, my daughter came home from school only to walk back out to spend the evening with my parents, just like she does every Friday night. On her way down the stairs, I told her what I was doing...
I believe in celebrating the big moments in life. Those days and events that no matter how much time passes, hold a special place in our hearts because they are the days that changed everything. For me, the day...
On my daily route I pass a funeral home. I often see families gathering or lines forming and I say a little prayer in my head. I recently saw something that pulled on my heart strings. A man walked...
Date night! Pre-kids that phrase had a pretty straightforward definition: going out, planned or spontaneous, with no worries and doing whatever we wanted with no curfew. Now that kids are in the picture, that phrase can mean so many...
My husband and I were young when we got married and got pregnant. I remember our announcement to the world and one comment made by an acquaintance. It resonated with me more than any other, even years later. Her...
Last week, I took my six-year-old and two-year-old to the dentist. We miraculously made it on time to our 8:45am appointment, walked out of the office by 9:30am, stopped for a treat and were back at their daycare by...
At night, when it’s just me and my six-year-old daughter lying in her bed and talking about the day, my dreamer of a girl likes to ask about her daddy and me. She asks why I fell in love...
It’s mid-March. The weather has started to warm, the sun shines after a cold, wet, and dreary winter. These first few weeks of sunshine make me giddy with excitement and anticipation for spring. I suddenly want to do all...
You've stuck with me for two date night boxes, and I had hoped to save the best for last. Sadly, that isn't the case. If I've learned anything from three completely different indoor date boxes, it's this: not all...
Stuck in a date night rut? Last month I reviewed DateBox, a fun and inexpensive way to spend a date night with your spouse without leaving the house. There are a quite a few of these dating subscription boxes,...
Planning date nights is soul sucking. There, I said it. I know we all really enjoy getting to spend one-on-one time with our significant others, and I truly believe it's crucial to a happy and healthy marriage. That doesn't...
Growing up I always thought I was pretty good with my money. As soon as it was legal, I had a job so I could afford the things I wanted. My family wasn't poor by any means but we...

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