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101 More Ways to Love Your Husband

101 Ways to love your husband - A happy marriage doesn't just happen. You have to be intentional about romance and fun and these tips and ideas will help you woo any guy and make him feel like your boyfriend. Date nights, treats, acts of service, and lots of other advice.

Five years ago, I wrote a list of 75 ways to love your kids. Loving my kids comes naturally to me; it’s like breathing. I grew them in my body. I know them as well as one person can know another. They are with me nearly every minute of every day. They’re little; I can explain away most of their annoying qualities. Loving my husband, on the other hand, is not like breathing. He’s an adult with grown-up feelings and grown-up responsibilities and grown-up caustic remarks. He’s also got plenty of annoying qualities that are not easily explained away (and … Read more

27+ Best Valentines Gift Ideas for Your Handsome Husband

These simple and easy Valentines Day gifts for him are perfect for a boyfriend or husband. Men love these interesting and unique gifts! Covers everything from creative to funny, sexy and naughty.

  Am I the only wife who never knows what to buy her husband for holidays? Seriously. He never spends any money on himself, but he also downplays his needs and wants, making it virtually impossible to come up with a great gift for him. In the past, I’ve often gotten him Penn State stuff, even for Christmas this year (a Penn State knit hat) but I try not to go overboard with that since he already has virtually every Penn State item available in today’s marketplace. So this year for Valentine’s Day, I made a list – a big … 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

8 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable for Your Husband

honoring the man they call daddy

This week’s Honoring the Man They Call Daddy theme is setting the stage. What can we do to make our homes more welcoming and more comfortable for our husbands? I wasn’t sure where to start, so I asked Joe what that would look like. “Uh, I dunno,” he answered. Not satisfied with that answer, I pressed, and he said, “I don’t really need too much. A little pampering, maybe. A foot massage.” Here’s what else he said (plus a few things I added in on his behalf). Greet him with a smile and a smooch when he walks in the … Read more

Gifts that Show Men Love and Respect – Honoring the Man they Call Daddy

Last Tuesday, I shared 10 ways to respect your husband, a look at how I could show my husband that I respect him as a human being without losing my own personality or independence. It was my first post in the Honoring the Man They Call Daddy series, a joint project that I’m working on with the authors of The Finer Things in Life, Parenting Miracles, Life…Your Way, and Good Cheap Eats. The hardest one for me? 5. Speak well of him to others. I struggle with it. More often that I’d like to admit. Did you read the other … Read more

Joe’s New Hobby

For years, I’ve been asking my husband to find a hobby. I have a hobby. It’s a consuming, no spare time for any other kind of hobby hobby, and it’s called Feels Like Home. For years, my husband has been jealous of my hobby. Or maybe, he’s been jealous of the time I spend on it and the way its success makes me shine and the opportunities I’ve found in it. Finally, my husband has a hobby of his own. The man who was, until now, content to play video games and laze around in the house on weekend afternoons … Read more