Marriage, Real Talk

Our 7th Anniversary Was Not What I Expected

“We “celebrated” seven years of marriage recently. And, by “celebrated” I mean my husband brought home grocery store sushi and Reese’s. We ate together while the kids yelled in the background and complained about how gross their dinner was. And then we spent 30 minutes cutting out tiger pictures for our 1st grader’s school project.… Continue reading Our 7th Anniversary Was Not What I Expected


Your Shift-Working Husband Deserves Better

You guys, I KNOW you do a lot for your family. I know you scrub the toilet and replace the soap and I know it feels like no one notices (or appreciates it). But, today I’m not talking about that. Today I’m talking about our husbands and how undervalued, underrated and underappreciated THEY are. I… Continue reading Your Shift-Working Husband Deserves Better

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Dads, Marriage

My Husband is a Better Mom Than I Am

This morning when my oldest daughter woke up with a stomach ache I was not the one she turned to for comfort. And, I mean, I shouldn't really be surprised since my immediate reaction was to roll my eyes while my husband's was to say, "come lay down with Daddy and I'll rub your back."… Continue reading My Husband is a Better Mom Than I Am

Dads, Marriage

When Dads DO Parenting

It took me a while to trust Marvin to be a dad. I know that sounds kind of crappy. It sounds like Marvin needed my babysitting or hand holding when it comes to our kids. I don't mean it like that. I don't mean I didn't trust him to handle things properly. I mean that… Continue reading When Dads DO Parenting

Faith, Marriage

Love is an Action

"Stop talking about love. Every (idiot) in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. It still doesn't mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It's what you do to the people you say you love, that's what matters. It's the only thing that counts." -The Last Kiss I remember watching that… Continue reading Love is an Action