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Marriage is Hard: 4 Tips Preschoolers Know That Can Make it Better!

Someone recently suggested that we stop calling marriage hard and, instead, use the word “challenging” because, “two people building a new life together shouldn’t be hard…” Excuse me? Taking two different people with different family backgrounds with their own hang-ups and baggage and then meshing them together into a well-functioning couple is just plain hard.  Long […]

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Avoiding the Communication Rut

Do you and your husband talk? I mean, really talk about things other than sinking calendars? It’s harder than it sounds. I was watching Up All Night last week, and I related to the subject matter as I do almost every week. This particular episode focused on communication, or rather the inability to communicate with […]

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The Languages of Love

I’ll admit it: I’m an affectionate person.  I love to cuddle with my with my kids, canoodle with my husband [gasp!] and even let my dog sleep curled up behind my legs for a good portion of the night. With my oldest daughter I’ve found that from the very beginning our communication has always been […]

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Baby Daddy Diaries: How to Husband-proof Your Home

Sometimes, the greatest enemy of an efficiently functioning home is an uninformed husband. This is a kind way of me saying that guys like me tend to screw things up. Now, I understand this is not the case in all situations, especially in homes where both parents work. However, as a husband who is at […]

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Baby Daddy Diaries: My Son is Eating Dirt

I like to think that I’m not a complete idiot when it comes to being a dad. I know that Kyler needs his diaper changed when its dirty, that fussiness usually means nap time, and that I shouldn’t put his head in a ceiling fan. You know, basic stuff. As Kyler has gotten older, more […]

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Baby Daddy Diaries: Communication 101

I dropped the ball this morning as a dad. Halle was crying at 6:15 AM ( of course you know it was AM, who cares about a PM story- AM stories are the ones that harden us and make us stare into the mirror as we examine our baggy eyes and wonder, “whose idea was […]

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