18 Years Ago Today

Today is my husband’s birthday. We got engaged on this day eighteen years ago. Look! I think we were teenagers!* I find it amazing that my skin once looked so good. Thankfully, I’ve had much better hair days…. and hair decades since then, though. January 29, 1994 was a Saturday. Unbeknownst to me “Fish” had […]

Growing a Beautiful Marriage (The Grass is Always Greener…)

I am not one to say that I have the perfect marriage. I am not a perfect wife. And hubs, well, he’s not perfect, either. Recently I read through an old journal that reflected a very tough year. Whew. Humbling. There are seasons of spring where everything’s roses. And there are seasons of winter when things […]

Marriage & Simply Being Together

I am no expert on marriage. But, thankfully, I’ve spent the last 16 years married to Mr. Right-for-Me. It hasn’t been all fun and games. There have been rough times. We’ve been hacking a life together in the jungle. But, whoever wrote those traditional marriage vows knew what he was saying: for richer, for poorer, in […]

At-Home Date Night Tips

In the weeks leading up to Father’s Day, I’m collaborating with a great group of bloggers to share ideas on how to “honor the man they call daddy.” Whether it’s your own husband, your dad, your brother, or another special man in your life who is a father, these ideas will be thought-provoking and encouraging. […]

A Valentine’s Day At-Home Date Night (Frugal Friday)

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to spend time with your main squeeze. This past week I explained to my four year old daughter what a date was. No, not the dried fruit. […]

3 Baby Movies to Make You Laugh

Art imitates life, as they say. Not always accurately, but often quite comically. And watching a movie about pregnancy or newborn days can help relieve tension and bring perspective. Laughter is always good medicine. The following are three baby movies that will make you laugh. I confess, I haven’t seen them in years, so I […]

Movie Surprises: Four Films We Loved

Over the last six months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some movies I’ve seen. I didn’t have huge expectations of these films, possibly because I did not research them heavily. Perhaps it helps not to know about the latest and greatest. Regardless, I was very pleasantly surprised. These films got two thumbs up and I […]

Frugal Friday: Budget Anniversary Celebrations

When a special occasions rolls around, it brings with it the temptation to “do it up big.” Usually that signifies “do it up expensive.” A few too many “special” occasions and you can find yourself in the poor house. Or at least with a few too many bills and too little money.