Category: Relationships

Welcome

If you’re like most women, your day’s looked something like this so far:

  • Wake up (too) early
  • Greet the day (and your kids who are already begging for sugary cereal - who gave those kids coffee when you weren’t looking, anyway?)
  • Grab a shower (lock the door! there’s got to be some place you can have a moment alone… even if all the hot water’s already gone)
  • Get dressed (dig, dig, dig through that pile of laundry - there’s a bra in there somewhere!)
  • Off to the races!

Whether you work outside the home, stay home with kids, or have managed to design some other schedule that’s so amazing the rest of us might be jealous, there’s still one thing we’ve got in common…

We are today’s women. We’re doing our best to make life great for ourselves and those around us. We’re making it happen - every day.

So this blog’s for you.

A chance to kick back (even for just a minute or two), to connect, to chuckle, to get some good tips and tricks, and to celebrate being a woman.

And hey, we all know how hard it can be to get your two cents in throughout the day - it’s an amazing thing to be heard.

So, here’s your chance. Sound off, vent, boast, or just ask what you’ve always wanted to know - this is your site, and your few minutes.

Make it a great day!

Advice – Easier to Give Than to Receive

When it comes to love and relationships, there is always plenty of advice to go around. It’s never easy to sort through it all until you find something useful. From love life tips to child rearing, there is no shortage of people willing to chime in for your benefit.

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If you were to be honest with yourself though, would you say that you are guilty of it too? How open are you to accepting advice? Does it leave you a little annoyed when you offer advice that is ignored?

The simple fact is giving advice is really a tricky road to travel. You may have good intentions, but the other person’s feelings could still be hurt. Does that mean that it is better not to give advice? Far from it, but you should be sure that the other person wants more than just a sympathetic ear.

How are you at taking advice, especially the unsolicited sort? When giving advice you should always keep that in mind. Relationships have enough potential pitfalls without someone complicating matters further with unwanted guidance.

The first rule of giving advice is to know the recipient. Whether a family member or a friend, you should truly understand the person. This will keep you from going too far with your counsel.

So how do you handle advice about your boyfriend or husband? Fed up with your mom’s take on his nights out with the guys? Well you can always politely decline any advice given, or try to change the subject. You should know the person well enough to know if their heart is the right place. Remember, just because someone gives you advice, doesn’t mean you have to follow it.

Likewise, don’t go giving advice at the drop of the hat. Not everyone likes unsolicited advice.

Dating Doesn’t Have to End When Commitment Starts

On your first date, he brought you roses and took you to an amazing restaurant.

You talked all night long.

A relationship began that night that continues to this day.

But some things have changed.

The flowers stopped a long time ago. Remember those dinners at fancy restaurants? You can’t go to dinner when you have responsibilities. You no longer have the time or the money because you have kids and a job. You dream of an evening alone together, without the kids.

Don’t dream anymore. Make it happen.

Like everyone else, you and your significant other or spouse are busy holding down jobs, possibly raising a family, all while trying to keep your sanity. Finding time for romance seems impossible. But romance keeps a relationship young, strong, and alive.

Here are some simple ideas to get you started down the path to romance.

  • Get a babysitter. One night away from parents will not harm your children. If grandma or aunts live nearby, ask one of them for a favor. If you don’t have any relatives nearby, find someone you trust and pay them a few dollars while you go out for a few hours. Don’t feel guilty.
  • Have a special dinner at home. After you put the kids to bed, light candles and have dinner with the lights dimmed. Make sure you wait until the kids are asleep.
  • Leave a Post-it with a special message in his lunchbox. Don’t get too mushy. Just tell him you love him. It’ll keep him thinking about you until he gets home.
  • Love is one of the most powerful emotions. Follow these tips and create some of your own to keep your love new.

Get busy, lady! Romance is waiting for you.

Keep the romance in your relationship

Keep the romance in your relationship