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Our IVF Story

I wear many titles.
Wife.
Daughter.
Sister.
Friend.
Aunt.
Boss Lady (Ha!)
But the one title that has taught me the most would have to be that of “Infertility Warrior.”

Who would have thought that the girl who grew up in a family of six kids, owned ALL of the Babysitter’s Club books, babysat the neighborhood children on a weekly basis, absolutely adored children, aspired to be an elementary school teacher (and taught for ten years)… would be the...

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Our IVF Story – Part 2

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I still remember the day when Jamie came home from work and told me he wanted to make a drastic career change. At the time, he was a finance manager at a dealership and was making some pretty amazing money. We were used to living it up! Ha! But, his current career just wasn’t his passion. He was extremely passionate about golf and extremely good at it, I might add. He shared with me that he’d like to go to school to become a Golf...

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Our IVF Story – Part 3

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I’m driving home from a doctor’s appointment and I see a homeless man on the side of the road. This isn’t uncommon here in Colorado, but it hits me really hard that he has nowhere to go. I feel so bad for him! I start crying and can’t seem to stop. Tears cloud my vision and I’m grateful for a stop sign so I can try to pull myself together.
This is my life. I cry. About everything. WHY, you...

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Husbands Support and Love New Moms

Why I Love My Wife Even More After the Baby
Anyone with a kid knows there's more than just the physical toll that having a baby takes on a new mama. As if pregnancy, labor and delivery aren't exhausting enough, the changes that happen in your everyday life (whether it's your first bundle of joy or your fifth) are absolutely draining. Moms with new babies are usually so overwhelmed with caring for their newborns that they really forget to take care of themselves. As...

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10 Habits of a Happy Marriage

How to have a better marriage.

10 Habits That Make Marriage Happier 
We all know “that” couple. The one that is beaming with happiness every time you see them. They always seem to be gazing into each others eyes with so much love and connection—even when the room is otherwise chaotic or kids are climbing all over them. They are the couple that seems to always have it together. When things aren’t going smoothly in life, they still look unruffled and content in their marriage. You know who...

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Emotional Abuse in Marriage

Emotional Abuse in Marriage

Today we wanted to talk about something really important that has been on our minds for quite a while. You know that here, at The Dating Divas, we are passionate about enriching and strengthening marriages. We are most known for our fun date ideas, romantic gift ideas, and free love notes. However, we know that many marriages are struggling and are in desperate need of much more than a little added romance. That's why today we're tackling the tough topic of...
Recognizing...

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Tips for Couples in College

7 Struggles Married Student Couples Have - and How to Beat Them

Did you marry your spouse while still in college?
Believe it or not, you are not alone!
So many couples now choose to postpone tying the knot until after they walk across the big stage - and that is completely understandable. Being a young, married couple while still in college has a ton of challenges. Trust me - I know, I am one of those couples! In fact, a ton of the Divas have husbands who are still...

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Overcoming Obstacles in Intimacy

Obstacles in Intimacy

Find the Most Happiness in Your Sex Life
Happy couples have more sex! This is actually a scientific fact. There are so many physical and emotional benefits from having sex: looking better, feeling more confident, being healthier and feeling an increased attraction towards your spouse. And of course, good sex makes you smile because it causes your brain to release serotonin which is known as the "Happy Hormone" and an antidepressant.
Unfortunately, sometimes married...

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Marriage After Baby

Challenges come after adding baby - here are some solutions!

Changing Marriage Dynamics with Children
The Dating Divas have a few handfuls of children between them all and we have experienced some of the changes that come to a marriage after baby! We wanted to hear some advice from our dear readers about how a marriage changes with a baby, and some of their tried and tested solutions. We blasted out a survey through our newsletter and social media, the result is the 5 major challenges and 5 solutions to those challenges in...

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