Valentine’s Day Gift Idea – Luxurious Bedding from NovosBed


For special holidays like Valentine’s Day, my husband and I often like to purchase a “together” gift, something that we will both enjoy longer than a box of chocolate. Items like a new dishwasher wouldn’t count because it isn’t romantic. However, items like a new bedroom suite like we did many years ago does count. […]

4 Tips for Perfect Valentine’s Day Card for Men


Valentine’s Day is next week, can you believe it? Valentine’s Day is a special day to tell your devoted husband how much you love him and hopefully spend quality time together. As moms, it is also a time to love on your kids extra, make Valentine’s Day boxes and treats for school, and make it […]

A Romantic Ohio Getaway Not To Be Missed – The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH


We found a wonderfully scenic, romantic Ohio getaway less than an hour from home – Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH.  As parents of young children, my husband and I find it hard to escape for a few days just the two of us. Between our girls’ activities and our own busy schedules, months fly by […]

How to Make a Bacon Bouquet That Your Husband Will Love


A Bouquet of Roses for your husband as a gift is almost certainly to garner you not a ‘aw, thank you’, but a ‘why’d you spend the money on those!?’ kind of response. HOWEVER, add bacon, and the story changes! I was looking at funny pictures over at Failblog the other day, and I came […]

Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex

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Do you call your husband honey, sweatheart, sweetie, pookie, hon, pumpkin, mugwump, snookie-ookums, love bug, cuddle face, cutie pie, biscuit, schmoopie, or another pet name? According to Maggie Arana and Julienne Davis,the authors of Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex, you could be sabotaging your marriage.  Words have power and affect our perceptions, […]

Inspiring my Husband with Demands, err, Resolutions


There’s no end to the opportunities for self improvement for 2012.  I have my own for myself, but, what’s more fun, is making up a TODO list for my husband for the new year.  He can handle it, he’s a big boy. New Years Resolutions… for my Husband He’s had a workbench in the garage […]

Date Night Tips for Parents


About 13 years ago, everyone around me was falling in love and getting married. Several years later, everyone around me started having babies. Such good, good times of bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, new babies, and 1st birthdays. Sadly, in the last several years, I’ve seen many, many broken hearts, broken homes, separations, and divorces. […]

Escape with your spouse

picture of Romantic Waterfalls on our Honeymoon

Today marks 13 years since my husband and I walked down the aisle. It is hard to believe we have been married for 13 years and together for 17. Below is a picture of my husband, Matt and I on our honeymoon in Jamaica. Here is a picture of us now, still happy together. When […]

The best Valentine’s Day present for your Marriage


In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to encourage your marriages. My husband and I attended a marriage retreat this past weekend and came back with some good reminders and thoughts to discuss and implement into our marriage and family. To me, a strengthened marriage is the best Valentine’s Day present for your Marriage, what […]

Retreat to the Inn at Cedar Falls for a Romantic Ohio Getaway – a Hocking Hills Travel Review


Have you ever gone somewhere and totally felt at peace?  My husband and I had the most awesome opportunity to visit the Inn at Cedar Falls next door to Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH. This delicious inn boasts rooms, cottages, and cabins all tailored to allowing city folk a chance to escape. Let […]

Lingerie that is Smart & Sexy: A Review

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As moms, we need to remember that we are women first. This means taking care of ourselves, not putting ourselves in last place, which we moms often do. This goes for allowing ourselves to wear pretty lingerie too.  It is easy as a newlywed to keep our lingerie collection vast and varied but ladies, it […]

Valentine’s Day Ideas in Akron Ohio


Still looking for Valentine’s Day ideas in Akron Ohio? Here are just a few ideas that sound romantic and fun. Don’t make it complicated,  just take time and enjoy your spouse for a recipe for a perfect Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Dinner at Occasions Party Centre, New Franklin, OH Saturday, Feb 13 6:00p to 9:00p Featuring […]

Simply Romantic Nights Kit Review


The winner of Simply Romantic Nights Creative Intimacy is Melissa Beaver of Akron. Melissa  entered twice by commenting here and on Facebook for 2 chances to win. Congratulations, Melissa. Be sure to report back to us to let us know how your Creative Dates compare to the Applebees carryout and movie rental!! Melissa has 3 […]

Romantic Valentine’s Day in Akron


Ladies, are you wanting this Valentine’s Day to be extra special? Put a hint in your husband’s ear about the most romantic Valentine’s Day option in Akron. OR surprise him! The most romantic Valentine’s Day option in Akron is the Weekend To Remember marriage retreat at the Akron Hilton. This event will give you the […]

Is marriage exceeding your expectations? HA!


Life gets busy and when we do not focus on our marriage, it often becomes overlooked. Just like with any relationship, our marriages need purposeful attention. The intricacies of life can complicate any marriage and create tension. When a couple doesn’t share a clear vision, it’s easy to feel confused, frustrated, and alone. The Weekend […]