How to Set Goals for Your Marriage in the New Year

In addition to the goals that I set on my own, Joe and I set goals together to improve our marriage. The first time I talked about this on social media, a lot of people said that the concept of setting goals together wasn't something they'd thought about doing before. So I thought I'd start off the new year sharing some tips to help you set goals as a couple! 

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20 Things to Thank Your Spouse for Daily

Instead of trying to remember the things that Joe does each day and then remembering to write them down later, I want to be more intentional about thanking Joe in the moment. I also want to be more aware of the things that he's doing, and not take the little things for granted, things that he does every day and that I've come to expect. You might see me post a few of my grateful moments on Instagram, but I can't guarantee that I'll take a picture or remember to post about them every day. I can promise that I will make an effort to verbalize my thanks to Joe each day. If you want to join me, you can refer to my list below for a few ideas to get you started.

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How to Spend Intentional Time with Your Spouse Despite Your Busy Schedule

I live for my weekends when I get to hang out with my sweet baby boy all day and Joe gets home from work early. Three days of quality time just isn't enough for this mom/wife, especially because quality time is my love language, so I decided that this month's goal needed to involve being more intentional about the time that I do have to spend with my little family throughout the week.

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3 Tips for More Intentional Conversation in Your Marriage

Over the past couple of months, I've noticed that there has been a day or two, or even a few days at a time when Joe and I haven't had a good, quality conversation with each other. We talk about the baby's day; his feedings, his diaper changes, funny things he's done. We talk about the dog; the amount of attention he's gotten, if he got a walk or not, how much he had to eat. We talk about our schedules; when we need to get someone to watch the baby, when we can expect each other home, when we'll be home to eat together or have time for date night. But we don't talk about us, our relationship, and how we're feeling about life as much as we used to. This month, I'm determined to change that.

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Five Ways to Be More Intentional with your Thought Toward Your Spouse

Adding one sweet, little human to our lives has taken up a lot of space in my brain. I think about Bensen more than I think about myself, my job, school, Howie and even Joe. Right now, the things that involve the baby take priority over everything else in life, but I'm still set on making my marriage a priority, and I know that there are things I have to do in order to accomplish that. After two months, I've realized that parenting takes a lot of thought and most days I haven't left a lot of time to think about Joe. My goal for this month is to think about him more and be aware of how I can be helping him on a daily basis.

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