Marriage, married life

Give Your Best to Your Spouse

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Dave Willis has it all right when he says, “always strive to give your spouse your very best of yourself…” I feel so often my husband gets what is left at the end of the day: after all the baby feedings, laundry, cleaning, taking care of the kids, which I’ll be honest, isn’t much! We need to make the time to give our spouse our very best because at the end of the day they are what matters the most.

Mom Life, My Life

This House Runs on Love, Laughter, and Lots of Diet Coke

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Diet Coke is so close to my heart! Growing up I remember lots of love, lots of laughter, and an endless supply of Diet Coke. So many great chats were over an ice cold Diet Coke with my mom! She of course has carried her love for Diet Coke on to all her Grandkids by giving them their first little taste of Diet Coke when they turn 6 months old! My kids now love when Grandma comes to visit because that means plenty of Diet Coke to go around! Who else loves Diet Coke as much as we do?

Kids, parenting

I Love You Right Up to the Moon and Back

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As a little girl I loved hearing I love you right up to the moon and back! When I heard it I knew that my mom loved me so much! Now that I am a mom I love telling my kids that I love them right up to the moon and back. My daughter who is 2 loves this as well! Every night I tuck her in and give her a kiss and tell her I love her. She then tells me she loves me. I follow it up with I love you right up to the moon and back and then in her tiny two year old voice she says, “I love you moon and back, Mommy.” It melts my heart every time!

Marriage, married life

Believe the Best Forgive the Rest and Say, “I Love You”

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In marriage it’s all about believing in your spouse and trusting them. When we believe the best in our spouse then we are always willing to give them the benefit of the doubt in all things. When we do this it is so much easier to forgive and move on and love them even more even with their shortcomings. So continue to believe in your spouse and forgive them because as we do this we will grow closer as a couple, fight less, and solve problems as one and love them more.

Marriage, married life, relationship skills

Do We Spend our Time Wondering or Loving?

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I love this saying because it helps me to really focus on what is important! I am such an over analyzer and I am always wondering or assuming rather than showing my love for my husband. When we think about it, of course we know that our spouse loves us, so rather than us focusing on wondering, let’s focus on showing them just how much we love them!

Mom Life, My Life

Learn to Be Happy Where you Are

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So often we look at our situation and say, “Life will be better when I am 30” or “Life will be better once I am married.” or “Life will be better when I don’t have toddlers anymore” but as we do this we often miss out on so much of life as we are dreaming away the days to better days. It is great to look forward to things that you think will bring you happiness, but don’t forget to be happy while you are waiting for those days to come. Learn to be happy in the here and the now and you will always be happy!

Kids, parenting

Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger

It’s so easy as parents for us to get wrapped up in the day to day things that we have to do. It is easy for us to forget what we wanted most as a kid. For me, it was time with my family. I loved Friday nights growing up because we would always have Friday night game nights and late night Taco Bell runs. Now that I am a parent I love 9pm because it’s bedtime, but I need to do a better job of being what I needed most as a kid, which was late nights bonding with my family! What did you need as a kid that you can give your kids now?

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