As a kid, my parents gave me plenty of advice and many kernels of wisdom. As a kid who was oblivious to the rest of the world and increasingly forgetful, they had to give it to me several times....
  In honor of National Police Week, I wanted to dedicate this post to my husband, Alvin, who began his career with the Tampa Police Department 11 years ago.When we married almost 4 years ago, I did not understand what...
Have you and your spouse ever had a difference of opinions in parenting styles? I know I have. When you get married you not only join two people and their families, but you also join two distinct lifestyles and...
Valentine's Day is only 2 weeks away! Do you struggle with trying to find the perfect gift for your husband or partner? My husband and I have been married for almost 14 years and I still get anxiety over...
Whether or not you like the book and now movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, this isn't a post or personal endorsement of the book. In fact, I've yet to finish the first book. Instead, this a post about sex...

Dump the Pump

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I threw my pump away this weekend. To some women, that would be devastating. I am not one of those women. I threw all my old bottles into the top pouch, threw that mechanical nipple sucker over my shoulder, trotted out into...
It's that time of year again, Valentine's day, where people go to extravagant means to profess their love (or feel bad if they don't receive this over the top show).  While I have no problem with Valentine's Day, as...
Falling in love with my husband was the easiest thing that I've ever done. He was handsome, kind, and apparently following some sort of manual on winning my heart. For one of our first dates, he showed up on...
There are many ways to be a good friend and just as many ways to be a bad friend. When a friend’s marriage is in turmoil it may be your instinct to stand back. After all, bad marriages are like...
My in-laws seem to have their own ideas about how we should raise our kids and it's causing problems. Any suggestions? Boy, am I an expert on this one - my husband and I came from two different thinking cultures....

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5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...