Posts tagged "Relationships"

Mommy Guilt: Play With My Kids or Play With My iPhone?

by Brandi Lee, Parenting Without A Parachute Contributor There have been a few articles and blog posts making the Facebook rounds recently, addressing the evils of the iPhone or other similar cellular devices.  Have you read them? 
I stumbled across the first one a few months ago, and the author’s words coaxed me into a... Read more »

The 5:00 Reboost: Shaking Off A Rough Day

The 5:00 Reboost: Shaking Off A Rough Day
My lovely friend Crystal, loaned my family a book series by Cynthia Rylant, which features Mr. Putter, an elderly man, and his cat, Tabby. I have been friends with Crystal for over 15 years and if there is one thing I know for certain – her taste in literature is always interesting, funny and memorable.... Read more »

Lessons Learned from Marriage...

Lessons Learned from Marriage...
I love seeing elderly people holding hands. It gives me hope that I will live out my days with my friend and husband, Peter. We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary Wednesday and as I thought about our time together, I made a mental list of all the things I have learned so far in my... Read more »
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People Suck! and Other Lessons in Love that I Teach My Children

People Suck! and Other Lessons in Love that I Teach My Children
Friendship is so much easier when you are two.  The climb to popularity is easy.   The rules are simple:  Chew the toys and not your friends.  Don’t chew the toys until your friends are done playing with them.  Share your Goldfish crackers and Cheerios with everyone. Preschool and Kindergarten dynamics aren’t that much more complex. ... Read more »

The Perfect Valentine Dinner Destination (Or any meal for that matter!)

I worked at a tanning salon in a video store. What?
If there is one thing I love and can’t seem to get enough of is being doted upon. When we first started dating, my husband did swoon about and pamper me like a seasoned professional. Then again, we were in college where our biggest concern was getting to class on time and meeting for lunch... Read more »