All Blog Posts Tagged 'marriage' (182)

Love now = love later on in life

It must have been a particularly bad dream.

My son doesn't have bad dreams very often, but this one was awful enough for him to leave his bed, make his way down the stairs and traverse through the dark all the way to our bedroom. I woke at the sound of our door opening. He wasn't crying, but I did let him…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 19, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

I don't watch enough TV

My husband and I don't have enough shared television shows. This is entirely my fault. I don't pick up new shows very frequently and so there is often a dearth of entertainment for us to watch together at the end of a long working day.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 19, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

MockingJay Date Night

In this Post: Gear up for MockingJay 2 with this sweet date night! Hunt for the MockingJay, go to War, and feast like a victor! Find out if your love is “real or not real”.

Hello dear ones, and welcome to! I’m excited to share this date night with you. The activities are of my own invention!…


Added by Amber Dover on August 12, 2016 at 2:16am — No Comments

Some Like it hot! Spice up your love life

how to spice up your love life.

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Added by Jamie on July 5, 2016 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Fly With Me – What 23 Years of Marriage Has Taught Me

Here is the short list of soul-altering lessons gleaned from the moment I stepped off the altar with my amazing soul mate to jet set into the realm of marriage 23 years ago...

Added by Shelby Spear on July 4, 2016 at 9:23am — No Comments

The divorce list

We have all been to that wedding. You know the one. The one where you are trying very hard to be generally happy for your friend/relative and not say anything overly snarky, but - way down deep - you have a suspicion they are not going to make it as a couple. You don't want to be right, but you can't help how you feel. Then, after time passes and you hear word of the breakup, you have to bite your tongue and never admit to anyone that you…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 17, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

Forgiveness In All Areas of Your Life

I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about forgiveness and the impact it can have on your life and your relationships. Personally I've found that, while difficult, it can be so incredibly freeing! Looking back at the hardest times of my life, my turning point has always been when I've been able to let go…


Added by Amy Bellows on May 27, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments

Growing old together

I normally get dressed before my husband and he doesn't usually see me until he is also fully dressed. It is at that point that we realize we are dressed in similar colors.

Is this because we own too many of the same shades of clothing? Maybe. Maybe not. I'd like to think it is because he and I are in…


Added by Lauren Markman on May 27, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments

Where did you meet your match?

My Mother set me up with a guy once when I was in high school. He worked for her, and at the time I didn't realize I was being set up. It was well-intentioned, I have no doubt, but ultimately very weird and awkward for me. So let's not talk about that.

At some point, I tend to ask my married friends how they met their partner. And then they get to tell their origin story. Most of these tales have been honed over the years of the relationship to become coherent stories. I like the…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 25, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Finding love on the job

My son often tells me that when he grows up he wants to come and work at my job. He has plans to sit in the cube next to mine and be on my team. He also wants to help distribute candy when the team needs a little pick-me-up on rough days and have lunch with me every day.…


Added by Lauren Markman on February 23, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments

Valentine's Day Honesty

I'm annoyed with Valentines day. It just is too dramatic for my liking. The worst part is that it's dramatic in multiple ways. Whether a person expects a thoughtful gift and high level romance or the HATE VALENTINES DAY, IT'S A HALLMARK HOLIDAY.. blah blah person.. Or that you are single 364 days out the year. Yet if on Valentines day you don't have a date, it's some how the worst thing ever?

If you are only affectionate or thoughtful to your spouse  3 days a year. (Valentine's…


Added by Brittany Burbank on February 14, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Real Mom Confessions… Revealed! Don't watch in front of kids.

Our theme on MomCave LIVE this week was real mom confessions. We asked viewers to send in their own.. and we struck mom comedy gold! Read their confessions below. And if you missed the live show, which was inspired by Bianca Jamotte’s web series, “Real Mommy Confessions”, watch it here or at the bottom of this post.

And now,…


Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 4, 2016 at 10:26pm — No Comments

The secret to happiness (for men)

My son likes to tell me when he is not happy. If I take him to a store, I hear "But that doesn't make me happy." If I tell him to clean up his toys, I hear, "That makes me so sad." He is five: Happiness is getting to do whatever he wants when he wants.

I used to think that happiness depended on the person -…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 26, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

2016 Less Whining and More War

peace Happy New Year! I hope that it’s filled with moments that lead you into becoming the best you that you can be. Perhaps some of you, like me have decided to exercise more and eat better. Those are excellent resolves, especially if you ate like I did over the holidays. But, this year I have decided to do one more thing, maybe you can implement this into your year’s resolve as well, to Whine Less and Fight More. I guess you are wondering, hmmm Angela, what the heck are you talking…


Added by Angela Alexander on January 2, 2016 at 12:47pm — No Comments

What Can and Cannot Be Included in a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements allow individuals to protect their assets in the event a marriage goes south. In the state of California, many regular people create these agreements, which are signed by both parties and legally binding upon marriage. If you or your fiancée or significant other is interested in creating a prenup before marriage, here is a list of what you can and cannot include:

You Can Use a Prenuptial Agreement to:

  • Outline financial separation.…

Added by Karie Boyd on December 29, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Anything but ordinary.

The day was absolutely dragging; Ella was mad at the world (nothing new these days). Liam was having an off day, thus spending his awake time perfecting the mood know as crabbiness--it's safe to say neither of the kids were feeling it that day. But we, the parents, were definitely feeling it: overtired, patience lost somewhere in the overflowing laundry baskets, and recurring headaches from Mickey overload. Just done with the day already. Oh lookie there, it's only…


Added by Kelly Repiscak on December 22, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

When age isn't just another number

I had a friend who was a little bummed out over turning 30. I couldn't relate. I was excited to turn thirty. At thirty I felt more stable and aware of who I was as a person for the first time in a really long time. Overall, I've enjoyed my thirties.…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 21, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Breaking up is hard for everyone

I know that every marriage is different. I listen to girl talk. I hear from friends who let their husbands handle all the finances, and those that act as the family accountant. I hear from moms who think their husbands don't spend enough time with the kids and those that are happy with their amount of free time away from the family. I hear from women who joke about murdering their spouses several times a week and those that are careful to…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 18, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

I am raising my son to leave me

It is Sunday morning and I am the first person awake. I curl up on the couch with a good book under a blanket and read while the sun comes up through the windows. The house is quiet for about an hour until I hear the stomps of five-year-old feet down the stairs. My son comes over to the couch, gives me a big hug and snuggles under the blanket with me.…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 14, 2015 at 6:12am — No Comments

Why you need to change your tone

Jerry Seinfeld has a very funny bit about the many tones of marriage. Basically, it boils down to where he is not supposed to use his normal speaking tone when communicating with his wife, as she considers it too harsh.…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 9, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments

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