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Bling, Bling I got

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I can't help breaking into a full blown smile whenever I think about the moment the sweetest man in my life got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  That point in time will always be such a warm memory for me. Every time I look down at the beautiful ring that he placed on my finger, I can remember those feelings of love.  I really hope every one of you has equally good memories of your proposal.
One of the gifts I was given at my bridal shower...

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2nd Annual “Successful Marriages”

While a luxurious marriage retreat on a tropical island or cruise sounds lovely at any time of the year, it isn’t always a possibility for couples to get the needed escape. Vacation always brings a natural clearing of the mind and somewhat of a reset on life.
If you feel like you need a little break, a spark of inspiration, or just some specific direction on improving your marriage, you’re in the right place!
Next week, we’re bringing you 5 phenomenal speakers...

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Kiss Me,

Kissing can be soooo yummy, especially when it is with your #1 man!  Sometimes though, it can be missing that 'fresh' factor.  Today, I am going to share with you a great tip that will make kissing your husband go from ho hum, to YUM YUM!  This tip was inspired by this strange tool I spotted in my husband's shaving kit back when we were on our honeymoon.  I had never seen one before in my life and had no clue what it was!  Any guesses?

Here's a second...

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10 Terrific

Eating out with a toddler or two can be daunting... unless you are well-prepared!  Our little family loves going to restaurants and after a lot of trial and error we have figured out a few sure-fire ways that help make dining-out enjoyable for everyone.  Check out these tips and give them a try the next time you go out to eat.
1. Dine Early.  Plan on arriving at the restaurant a little before you normally eat.  We usually eat at 5 pm so we try to go out...

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Always Say Yes

Remember how in the beginning of your relationship, you would do anything for the other person?
My husband and I noticed that after awhile, couples started fighting over "who's turn it was"... to take out the trash, change the baby's diaper, do the dishes, etc. We made a deal to stop doing that! We decided that we would always say, "Yes," to each other when asked for help or support.

Now we are not perfect, and have to restart the habit now and then, but we...

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The Anatomy of an

 
Imagine the following scenario:
You are a one woman wonder that has cleaned the house, folded laundry, and managed to whip up a healthy dinner for your family, all the while taking care of your children ages 3, 5, and 8.  After dinner, your husband sits down to unwind by watching the latest Sports Center.  You are absolutely exhausted and running through a mental list of what still needs to get done that night: a sink full of dirty dishes, walks for the...

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Marriage vs Finances: Love or War

Everyone has one of these growing in their backyard right???

And just like my tree, I am sure yours ONLY grows $20, $50, and $100 bills right??
{Don't we ALL wish!}
Sometimes it feels like that would be the answer to a lot of our problems. If we only had the money. Studies show that financial stress is one of the leading reasons for divorce. Couples avoid talking about money because they don't want to upset the other person, face the current financial situation...

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The Lowdown on

My name is Robin and I am a Pinterest-a-holic. It’s been about an hour since my last pin and I have no intention of quitting... EVER! Seriously, it's that fun!
Not following your favorite divas on Pinterest yet? (GASP!) Find us here: http://pinterest.com/thedatingdivas/
What? What’s that you say? You don’t even know what Pinterest is all about?? AUGHHH!!! We need to get you on board, girl! If you have been hearing about “Pinterest” and “pins” all...

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The 50/50

When you first announce to your friends and family that you are getting married, all smiles and pure excitement showing on your face, it is much like when you announce you are expecting your first child. Well-meaning loved ones shower you with congratulations, and then they start giving you their two cents. They offer advice on everything from how to cook for your husband to tips on how to iron his shirts. The advice I heard the most when I first got engaged and...

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