How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

What is stress? Stress is your body's physiological reaction to outside factors. There are many causes of stress in our everyday lives. Stress is a normal function in the life of every person, but some people handle it differently than others. There will most likely never be a time in our lives where we have … Continue reading How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

Guest Post: 14 Things I Love About Being a Single Mom

Today I have a guest post for you by Amanda from The Philosophy Mom. Amanda is the mother to three cute kids, Jack, Tyler, and Elise. As she says on her blog, "I’m Amanda. I live in northeast Ohio (ironically called “The Heart of it All”). I have three kiddos, no husband, one dog, one … Continue reading Guest Post: 14 Things I Love About Being a Single Mom

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Dadhood: an Adventure

Today I am happy to share with you a guest post by Gerry, from the blog The View from Oxford & Maitland. I hope you enjoy Gerry's story as much as I did. I am the very proud dad of two kids, both of whom are now in university. My kids are great students, caring … Continue reading Dadhood: an Adventure

Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shi*#y Father

Today I was listening to a random playlist on Spotify and an Everclear song that I hadn't heard in a long time played. This song has always resonated with me because it has always made me think of my biological father. Father of mine Tell me where have you been I just closed my eyes … Continue reading Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shi*#y Father

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How to Increase a Low Libido and Have the Sex Life You Deserve

When browsing Twitter and Facebook or reading parenting blogs, I have recently noticed a trend; it seems like there are many moms who talk about their lack of desire to have sex. I see memes and jokes, or even off-hand comments, but I wonder how many women are really silently dealing with this issue. Lack … Continue reading How to Increase a Low Libido and Have the Sex Life You Deserve

Date Night: Our Mini-vacation

On Thursday my husband and I left the kids with his parents and drove four hours east to Kansas City. I previously had written about how anxious I was leaving the kids at home with their grandparents. It only got worse as the week progressed, to the point I thought that I would need to … Continue reading Date Night: Our Mini-vacation

Living with Anxiety and Changing my Perspective for my Kids

By now most of you probably know that I have anxiety.  It is something that has been with me all of my life. Social anxiety is how it manifested; I spent many of my school years quiet as a mouse, observing everything but only speaking in situations I was comfortable with.  "Sarah's such a good … Continue reading Living with Anxiety and Changing my Perspective for my Kids

Little Ways to Show Your Partner You Care When You Are Short on Time

When my husband and I first met and started dating, we spent as much time together as we could, outside of college classes and our jobs. After around eight months of dating I moved in with him when the lease was up on my apartment. We could talk for hours, take road trips to see … Continue reading Little Ways to Show Your Partner You Care When You Are Short on Time

13 Ways to Keep Your Cool When You’re About to Lose it

We've all been in a scenario where you feel like one more, just one more thing is going to set you off and then it's all down hill from there. Maybe you're having a difficult day, you may not be feeling well, you get bad news, your job is overwhelming, or the kids aren't listening... … Continue reading 13 Ways to Keep Your Cool When You’re About to Lose it

Geekin’ Out: What I Love and Why

  I saw this meme earlier today and thought it described me to a 'T.' I have always been a geek. I wouldn't have originally described myself as such, but other people have and it stuck.When I was in high school I was kind of ashamed of how uncool I and the stuff I was interested … Continue reading Geekin’ Out: What I Love and Why