Spice Up Your Marriage – 4 Ways Stilettos Can Help

A little while back I asked my husband this, “Is there any way that I can be a better wife for you?”

Every now and then I think it is good to check in with each other to see how things are going.  I think it is important, in marriage, to ask the question, “How can I be better for you? For us?”
Do you want to know what he answered?
It’s not what you would assume a husband might say.

He said, “I’d like you to wear high heels more often.”

I was totally surprised by his answer. 

I am a jeans, tank top and flip flop kind of girl.  I live in them.  If I never saw another pair of heels again, that would be alright with me. 

What is it about heels anyway?  Why do us women put ourselves thru this voluntary torture on a regular basis?

Believe it or not, a recent study sought Read more [...]

Get Naked Friday – It All Starts With The Shopping Cart

Although it has been over a year, I remember my first day meeting with my personal trainer, Melissa.

I was scared, intimidated and certain that she was going to shove a strict diet down my throat.

Walking out of her gym that first day, however, I felt empowered, optimistic and ready.

The first day that I trained with her, she text me this picture.  This is a picture of her shopping cart at Costco.  Wow!  Talk about healthy!  Talk about inspiring.

My cart never looked like this.

She told me, “It all starts at the store.”

Ain’t that the truth!!!!  If I don’t have healthy easy choices in my fridge or pantry, things start to go south fast.
It all begins with what I put in my shopping cart.
Since that first day I met with her I think of this picture every time I Read more [...]

The Best Anniversary Gift

As I told you last week, Friday was my wedding anniversary.

When I got home from picking up the kids from school that day, I found this sweet anniversary message, from my husband, on my closet mirror.
This was the best anniversary gift. 

So much better than a card, right?


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We Grew Up So Differently

Recently Husband and I went for a drive.  I wanted him to take me by a house he used to live in.

I hadn’t seen this house before.  It was in a neighboring town about 20 minutes from where we live now.

There is something very intimate and special about seeing where someone grew up.  It gives insight into a person’s life that words cannot.

The home of his childhood is in a lower income area.  Kind of run down and unkempt.

As we pulled up to the little house, I listened to him share stories of his time there.

I tried to imagine a little boy running thru the yard with his brother.   A little boy whose parents divorced at age 5.  A little boy who moved around a lot.  A little boy whose single mother worked tirelessly to put food on the table and keep a slightly tired roof Read more [...]