5 Ways to Have a Great Date Night When You’re a Parent

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Date night can be the highlight of your week as a parent. IF you make it a priority and plan accordingly. Here are five ways to have a great date night when you’ve still got kids at home. Date Night is a term thrown around a lot in pre-marital counseling and marriage seminars. In some circles […]

Advice for Young (& Old) Wives

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Want to have a marriage that goes the distance? Me, too! Here are some of the things that I’ve learned in 23 years of marriage, and my advice for you. Bryan, aka FishPapa, and I have been married for over 23 years. He was — and is — Mr. Right For Me. The picture on […]

How to Make Snacking Healthier (Plus 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids)

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Want to improve your family’s diet? Check out these healthy snack ideas to offer your kids better choices and feel good about what you feed them. I am not the most regimented person in the world. While I serve my family three meals a day, the timing of those meals can vary. Breakfast happens between 7 and […]

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

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FishPapa and I are approaching our 23rd wedding anniversary. We met 25 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know […]

5 Ways to Transition from Mom to Wife at Night

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How do you transition from mom to wife and enjoy good time with your husband at night? Sheila Gregoire has some great suggestions to share here on LAM today while I share my tips to give you more energy by nightfall over at her site, To Love Honor and Vacuum.  The following post is by Sheila Gregoire. […]

Love Letters

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A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage. This post is sponsored by Hallmark.Twenty-two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Paris with my friend Sarah and some new girls we’d met on the plane overseas. I was, as my French mom so often introduced […]

DIY on a Dime: Big Puffy Heart Tarts

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Puff pastry and your favorite jam come together easily in these big puffy heart tarts.

Regular Money Meetings Can Help You Stay on Budget

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Consider having regular money meetings with your spouse. They will help your finances, but they can also help your marriage. Nineteen years ago this month, Fish and I got engaged. The church where we met and married had the requirement that we do four pre-marital counseling sessions, one with each of four different couples. They […]