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A Healthier You

A Healthier You

Improve Your Life By Getting Healthy Inside and Out! 
Don't wait till the New Year to get healthy, start now with these 5 tips to a healthier you.
New Year's is fast approaching and with the beginning of a new year comes resolutions and goals to get healthier and happier. Why not beat the crowd and set new resolutions today?!
I like to believe I'm a healthy person. I try to live what I believe to be a healthy lifestyle - working out, eating healthy, helping and...

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Bling, Bling I got the Ring

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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...

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Learn to Love Yourself

When it comes to loving our husbands, we try our best. We show love in any way we can. We try to keep the house looking fabulous, we work on sprucing up our cooking skills to produce delicious dishes, we work together to help raise our children, and we even try to find the never-ending missing socks when it’s time to fold the laundry! But loving your husband is so much more than that and requires one key ingredient... that you love yourself! Many women struggle...

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10 Terrific Toddler Tips

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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.

Dine Early.  Plan on arriving at the...

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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.

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The Anatomy of an Argument

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 dogs, baths...

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Marriage vs Finances: Love or War

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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...

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The 50/50 Marriage Myth

The Ultimate Marriage Myth Debunked
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...

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Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal Activity

Gratitude Journal Activity for Couples
Several years ago, I was watching an episode of Oprah (BTW...I really miss her). The entire episode was on having gratitude in our daily lives. Oprah talked about keeping a regular journal solely about "being grateful."  I immediately tried this idea and soon found that I LOVED it. Each week (about 2- 3 times), I would take 5 minutes and quickly jot down ten things I was thankful for. At first, I had to stop and really think....

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