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10 Ways to Respect Your Husband or Boyfriend

10 Ways to respect your husband - These quotes and thoughts about marriage, men, husbands, and boyfriends. How to improve your marriage by showing respect to your husband. Great article about the truths of marriage.

Some time ago, my friend Amy wrote a post about her nice voice. If you haven’t already read it, you should. I’ll wait til you’re finished. –– –– –– I’m not sure if you noticed, but in the comments, I wrote that I am good at giving my nice voice to my girls, but I am awful at letting my husband hear it. Joe gets, “I need!” and “Can’t you?” and “Don’t!” and he deserves so much better. I know that I am not the only one. Almost ten years ago, a friend challenged me to write a list of … Read more

10 Fun Uses for Baking Soda

baking soda

After writing two posts on how to use baking soda to clean things, I was getting a little bored with pragmatic information. This post contains nothing productive, but lots of really fun and interesting ways to use baking soda. Kids will love these, but so will adults! The science Every one of these activities present an awesome opportunity to talk to your kids (big or little) about science. When baking soda comes in contact with an acid (like vinegar or lemon juice), a chemical reaction occurs. The end result* of the reaction is the creation of water and carbon dioxide … Read more

Why I Need to Date My Husband

The best way for a couple to improve their marriage is to go on regular date nights. Here's why you need to have them, full of great quotes!

I’ve finally found someone who makes me feel like my life has just begun That’s a line from a Toby Keith song that I listened to on repeat for hours in the months after I met my husband. I was a crazy person, smitten with Joe Ziegmont. Look at him. How could I not be smitten? Joe could do no wrong. He was smart and sexy and strong and the mere thought of him made my heart flutter. Then we got married and had some kids and I could hardly think of anything nice to say about the poor fella … Read more

A Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

rainbow scavenger hunt for preschoolers

Grace has been enthralled by St. Patrick’s Day ever since she was back in Tweenie School (that’s what she called the daycare she went to {and adored} from birth to age 2). During the month of March, a scheming leprechaun visited Tweenie School when the kids went outside or took a nap. He made messes and played tricks on them. The teachers set a trap for him, and he filled it up with chocolate coins. Every single day, when I picked Grace up from Tweenie School, she would squeal and tell me about those tricky leprechauns, waving her arms wildly … Read more

The Things Kids Say

One of the joys of parenting my 3-year-old is listening to her. She talks non-stop during her waking hours. Non. Stop. Some of the things she comes up with leave me speechless. Every day is an adventure. I am not alone. Other people’s kids come up with crazy things, too. I bet Daddy has some big ones. {It is exactly what you think.} Are you KIDDING me?! It’s like we’re on a date! You were fat. And I kicked you in the tummy. {OH MY. This one had me rolling.} Mom. You know those first people that God made? The … Read more