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    October 28, 2014
    Married Couple Bucket List

    In a few days, I’m going on a mini vacation with my boyfriend of four years. We’re going to the mountains to hike and see the fall leaves to celebrate our anniversary. Even though we’ve been dating for such a long time, and have made plenty of great memories, we’ve never actually gone on vacation before together. It’ll be a nice break from work and other hectic things, and I know we both need it. Plus, it’s my firm belief that all couples, married or not, should constantly be working on their relationship by spending time together and having new experiences. Plus, if you’ve been married for a few years and have children- you have to work especially hard to make time for each other. If you are looking for some romantic ideas to share with your spouse, just read this post by Darlene Schacht at Time Warp Wife:

    -Stargazing in the middle of the night

    -Going on a long road trip

    -Camping

    -Exchanging love letters

    -Planting a garden or a tree together

    -Dreaming about the future

    Photo Credit: Natesh Ramasamy


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    October 24, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Dad “Fixing” Daughter’s Hair
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    To be honest….the end result is actually really cute :)


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    October 3, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Bringin’ Out The Big Guns
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    There are just no words for how cute this is!


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    June 19, 2014
    Breast Feeding Jobs For Dad

    I know what you’re thinking– something along the lines of, “Ummmm, whaaaat?” I’m not a fan of gender roles, but typically, moms are the ones who breast feed. But it’s a tough job! And it’s a lot easier if she has something else to help out. There are plenty of ways for Dad to get involved with the process. After all, it’s extremely valuable bonding time between Mom and Baby as well. Check out this post by Laura K. at Mams Say What for some great ideas:

    Learn about breastfeeding.Read a breastfeeding book or better yet, go with your wife to a breastfeeding class. 

    Know where each of her breastfeeding tools are and be ready to bring them to her at a moment’s notice. This includes items such as nursing pillows, nipple cream, gel packs from the freezer, burp cloths, etc.

    Prepare the breast pump. Pumping milk is probably the least desirable aspect of breastfeeding. 

     Provide some entertainment to keep her sane. 

    Photo Credit: Karen Sheets de Garcia 


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    May 27, 2014
    What Happens When Mom Always Says Yes? An Experiment

    Everyone knows you can’t say yes to your child about everything. You don’t want him or her to become a spoiled brat, plus they often want things that aren’t good for them (like candy 24/7) or that are unrealistic (I want to live in Disney World!). Or so you’d think. But, sometimes parents get caught up in the automatic “No’s” all day that they don’t stop and listen to what their child is actually asking. Sometimes, what makes a child happiest is nothing more than a simple request: more time with Mom and Dad. Kim Sorgius at Not Consumed decided to see what would happen if she said nothing but “yes” to everything her kids asked for a day. It sounds like that could be disastrous, but her results were surprising and more than a little heartwarming:

    I had envisioned this day to be one filled with bossy kids on a sugar high. I assumed I’d find myself annoyed at filling their requests, but instead I found myself totally blessed.

    The night would end in a tickle fest and stargazing on the back porch way past bedtime.

    The day came and went with no electronics, no fighting, and no sad faces. But there was certainly no lack of giggles and laughter. Hugs and smiles. Talking, playing, and memories.

    You absolutely have to read the entire post. I admit it made me tear up a bit. The comments were inspiring as well.

    Photo Credit: Abhi Ryan 


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    February 22, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: The Best Birthday Present
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    She unwraps her present to find…her Dad returning from Afghanistan! I’d be lying if I said this didn’t make me tear up a little bit :)


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    January 17, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Surprising Dad With The News
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    A cute way to tell Dad!


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    January 10, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Dad Gets Into Crib
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    Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do. This is adorable!


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    December 30, 2013
    How to Tell Your Partner that You’re Pregnant

    Obviously, if you look like you’re shoplifting a watermelon under your shirt, your husband or partner is probably going to know that something is up. Hopefully, you”ll have told him by that point! How you do that, though, is entirely up to you. If you and your significant other are quirky, fun people who enjoy the whimsical side of life, you might enjoy this post by Stephanie Wiersma at Yahoo Voices. It has lots of fun, silly ways to tell your partner the news. Here are some of my favorites:

    -When it’s time for your husband’s favorite sports team to begin their season, tell your husband you thoroughly support his addiction and bought a gift to prove it. Hand him a box or gift bag that contains an emblem from his favorite team — on baby clothes. 

    -Take a picture of your pregnancy test (or scan your ultrasound photo, if you have it yet), and change the desktop photo on his computer or laptop.

    -Tell your husband it’s time to rearrange the bedroom. Draw up a quick sketch of the bedroom and where you’ll want to put the furniture. Then show it to your husband: This is where you’ll put the dresser, here’s the bed, this is where the crib will go….

    Photo Credit: Sonya Green 


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    December 4, 2013
    Wordless Wednesday: Well, We Know They’re Related

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