Marriage

Date Nights Are a Must

Date nights are a must. I'm not talking only if you remember it every 7 months. I mean a must, as in making an effort to make time for just the two of you. It's easy early on. The whole relationship is pretty much one big, exciting date. As the years tick on, as work… Continue reading Date Nights Are a Must

Me, Mommy

I Can’t Keep Up

It's the last day of another year gone by. How can I let it pass without reflecting on this year? As I sat down to think, certain experiences or moments didn't immediately come to mind as I intended. Instead I kept hearing the words, please slow down. My husband and I did quite a bit… Continue reading I Can’t Keep Up

Marriage

The Only Gift

I still remember our first Christmas together. I won't dare say how many years ago it was. Fine...15. (See, now I'm all sad wondering how 15 years have gone by so quickly. I'll just push that down until later.) I wanted to impress this new guy. I got so many great, thoughtful, expensive gifts. A… Continue reading The Only Gift

Me

Another Year, Another Tiara

When birthdays rolled around (many birthdays ago) I felt excited. I didn't really think about it until the day of, maybe the day before. As a child I didn't have the mindset to look ahead very far on the calendar. My parents always made my birthday extra special. Every single year I woke up to… Continue reading Another Year, Another Tiara

Me

Inside the Reflection

I try to clean weekly. That's a lie. It's closer to bi-weekly and by that I mean if I get around to it once a month. There once was a time I was very good about deep cleaning. Looking back, it was when I had nothing else on my plate. Now I do well to… Continue reading Inside the Reflection

Me

The Time Button

My child has taken an interest in time. Reading clocks, counting seconds, informing anyone with ears each time a minute passes. Last week as we were driving somewhere, he told me it was 4:47 p.m. Then, he wanted to know how to go back to 4:46. He wanted that minute back. I explained how that… Continue reading The Time Button