7 Fun Date Night Ideas

When we were younger,  we hung this photograph in our little studio apartment. Visitors were sure to comment, “Cool picture. Who’s the guy kissing Jessica?” We were dumb-founded that they thought we’d display a photo of me and another man embracing! didn’t recognize my husband, despite the long hair and Napoleon Bonapart coat. would admire […]

So Thankful for My Family Man

As you know, last week I went out of town for four days. It was the longest time that I had been away from my husband and children. And truth be told, despite my fancy info sheet, I didn’t do the best job at setting my family up for success. Meals were not easy to put together, […]

6 Guy Friendly Love Stories

Your spouse’s tastes in movies may differ from yours. But, here are a few that you can both enjoy: guy-friendly love stories. My husband snickered last week as we walked past the Chick Flick display at Target. Yes, he humors me, and we often watch girly films on date nights. But, they aren’t what he’d […]

Reclaim the Romance! The (At-Home) Date Night

Date Night. Those words have quite a ring to them. But, for parents, sometimes a romantic evening out can seem more like a distant fairy tale. Maybe the budget doesn’t really allow room for a carriage ride and an elegant dinner out. Perhaps fairy godmothers, I mean, babysitters are hard to come by or too […]

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part One)

I’ve been mulling this topic around in my head for weeks. Readers have emailed or commented and asked the question in various forms. I, personally, have also wondered about it. When Do You Say When? Prior to my last delivery, I thought I was “done” having children. But, by the time my doc came to […]

Remembering the Romance: (Cheap) Date Night

The other night my youngest brother watched the five older children while FishPapa and I went out for dinner, baby in tow. It was the first time we’d been on “a date” since we sat alone in my hospital room two months ago. A lot has happened since then. It was great to share a […]

Fatherhood: A Tough Bill to Fill

Being a dad is a hard job. Yes, I know, momming is challenging, too. But, as I get older, God is giving me eyes to see my husband in light of the unique challenges he faces. It’s not all about me. Since ours is a one-income home, the responsibility of providing for our physical needs […]

How You Can Still Be Romantic Even When You’ve Got Kids

Today my sweet hubby and I celebrate fourteen years of marriage. Back when this picture was taken, we didn’t have a clue what was in store for us: five, no, six, children, three miscarriages, a cross-country move, job changes, financial ups and financial downs, back trouble, and lots and lots of coupons. God has been […]