Archive of ‘Marriage’ category

Lessons Learned From My (Spoiler Alert:  Mostly Disastrous) Three Weeks without my Children

I need to confess that I am that mom who hasn’t left her children with sitters for longer than one night in order to have a romantic overnight alone with her husband.  I also need to confess that I preach regularly about putting your relationship with your spouse in a priority position because someday, God […] Read more…

Why the Bunker is so Dangerous and Three Ways to Get Out of it

Fine.   I’m fine. I’m just fine. I’m so, so good, good, can’t complain, same old same old, as working moms most of us casually throw out these phrases more often than any other in our vocabulary.  We are living this crazy existence trying to be the best wife, mother, professional, and friend possible while there […] Read more…

The Eight Most Important Lessons I Learned From My Year As a Golfer

For my thirtieth birthday my husband bought me a set of golf clubs and lessons.  Three months later I found out I was pregnant.  I felt motherhood was more than enough of a new hobby to take up at the time.  So unfortunately, those clubs spent the better part of the last decade sitting in […] Read more…

Defining Success

I hate cockroaches.  I’m not particularly squeamish about them, rather I hate them with every fiber of my being.  Kind of like how Superman feels about Lex Luthor or Carrie Bradshaw feels about Payless ShoeSource. It all started when I was twenty-three-years-old I had my first big girl apartment in Washington DC.  It was a […] Read more…

I Give Up – The Power of Release

I am like a dog with a bone.  Grrrr.  Most of the time it’s a good thing – like when I go to the mat to service my clients or when I refuse to give up on finding time for date night with my husband.  But I am self-aware enough to know that sometimes this personality […] Read more…

Marriage; The Longview

Okay my parents are going to absolutely kill me (yes I am a forty-year -old woman and I could potentially be grounded).  But I’m willing to risk the consequences because I believe the message is just that important. To say my parents had a volatile and chaotic marriage early on would be the honest truth […] Read more…

A Mom’s Take on Ray Rice

I was in my mid twenties when I had ” that boyfriend.”  You know the, what-was-I-thinking boyfriend.  I’ll just say euphemistically that our relationship was chaotic.  Until the night when chaotic became scary and I left.  Truth be told it had been building to the scary point for a long time.  But I thought crossing […] Read more…

That Woman Is a Disaster

And by that woman I mean me. I’ve found that being a working mom is often times just like living in a movie.  Because the minute you think you have it all together is right when the rug is about to be pulled out from under you – just like the misguided star of any […] Read more…

Complacency: The Enemy of Committed Relationships

My husband, who thinks he is a comedian, told what he believed was a hilarious story to our friends.  After he had spent the day doing yard work in the blazing 110 degree Arizona heat he commented to our friends that if it had been a landscaping crew out back tidying up the yard in […] Read more…

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