The Importance of Child Attachment And Bonding (Baby Tuesdays)

*This post may have affiliate links One day we are a parent, and we have this new baby that depends solely on us. Our job is to take care of our child, be aware of their needs, and be attuned to our child’s personality and respond accordingly. Some of us are naturals, and others struggle. …

5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas (Married Mondays)

*This post may have affiliate links I wrote in January about how to bring romance back to your marriage, and if you’ve read that, maybe you already have Valentine idea’s planned. I know that this year, given Valentine’s is on a Wednesday, we planned to celebrate Valentine’s on the weekend instead. I personally believe every …

Four Ways To Get Your Husband To Take The Night Shift (Baby Tuesdays)

*This post may have affiliate links I posted a couple weeks ago about how parenting is teamwork. In this post, I am going to talk about why you moms should encourage your spouses to help you out, despite their busy lives. In marriage, you two are equals and are supposed to share responsibilities as equally …

In-House Separation (Married Mondays)

Last Married Mondays post, I talked about ways to recover from affairs and betrayals. In that post, I just touched on the very beginning stages of recovering from affairs, betrayals, and lies. Today I am going to be talking about when extreme measures need to be taken by the betrayed partner. There comes a time, …

Recovering After an Affair (Married Mondays)

*This post may contain affiliate links When entering a relationship, there is a mutual understanding about being exclusive, unless stating it’s an open relationship. Now, what constitutes cheating? Most people would agree that sex with another person is physical cheating. What about a kiss? What about making out with someone else? What about being on a …

How To Fight Successfully (Married Mondays)

Every couple fights, it’s inevitable. Whether the fight is about something small like taking out the trash or something significant like financial issues, there will be times when the two of you don’t see eye to eye. Most people think that fighting means something is wrong within the relationship, and to some degree that can …

Rape in Relationships: What Happens Next… and more in CTM issue 5 (CTM)

The next issue of Conscious Talk Magazine is out! There are some really great articles in this issue. I only wrote two articles for this issue, but I am very happy with those articles. The first article I wrote for this issue is: Rape in Relationships: What Happens Next? Rape happens to many people. Most …

How to Improve Your Child’s Behavior: A Therapist’s System (Guest Post Day)

When I worked as a child therapist before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I heard a lot of the same concerns from parents about their kids’ behaviors.  They often expressed out of desperation, “I’ve tried everything. I’ve taken so many things away from my kid that I have nothing else left to take away.  And he …

We’re Financially Drowning! (Question Fridays)

Q: Hi, so I have been trying to talk to my husband about his spending. We are newlyweds and I am starting to realize we never talked about finances. I am very organized with my money, and my husband doesn’t seem to keep track of his. We have separate accounts, and I’m glad it’s that …

Can These 36 Questions Make You Fall In Love? (Married Mondays)

How do we fall in love? What creates love? Intimacy. When two people are able to be open, honest, and equally vulnerable love can be established. What if I told you that answering 36 questions could make you fall in love with the person you’re currently seeing? Arthur Aron did a study with others that observed …