These days, it's sometimes hard to recall who we were before parenthood. Sure, you're still you and I'm still me, but having two kids in just as many years has made it difficult to take a breath and step outside of our roles as mother and father.
I'm going to give you my top 14 dating tips to create an irresistible life you love! Commit to these daily changes in you will see a difference in your relationships with others and yourself.
This weekend, as I looked at the four loads of laundry lying on my bedroom floor, I had an epiphany about how laundry is a lot like life. Here's how...
Anyone who reviews this information will hopefully not have to examine it closely to determine the categories which describe their friendships. If so, then there might be a need to review the classifications carefully as a guide to reevaluate a relationship.
We had not planned for this life when we were young and dreaming of our futures. There's no training or preparation. But there's one thing we knew for sure -- we might have to suffer each other's presence for the rest of our lives.
Here is my stab at the 36 questions that I think are important -- or at least helpful -- to think and talk about after the first big rush of love has faded.
I recognize no one will honor me, not a man or a yoga student, if I don't value myself first. I must claim my worth in every aspect of my life, because in the end, in the beginning, in all of it, it comes down to one thing, loving myself.
This is the time to reframe what it means to be single. Consider everything you have that makes your heart full without being in a relationship right now.
Put down your phones. Strike up a conversation. Your future love interest could be standing right in front of you...ordering a soy latte.
You can live a comfortable life without once stepping outside of your comfort zone and probably end up just fine. However, when you live life this way, you miss so many amazing opportunities.
The same way we would 'spring clean' our homes, we should also take some time to spring clean our lives. Our minds can get cluttered with things we don't need, accumulated dust, disorganized dimensions, bad habits, and previously formed ideas and impressions that should be thrown away or at least reconsidered for accuracy and consistency.
What if taking more time for YOU actually made you a better parent? Before you were a mom, you were you. And when your kids head off to college or explore the world or whatever they decide to do as adults, you're still going to be you. You are the only constant.
If, romantically speaking, 2014 didn't go as well as you'd hoped, it's time to revamp your tactics and kick any bad decisions from last year to the curb.
At the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon, I have a message for all superstar rock groups fronted by charismatic lead singers who are thinking about crashing my daughter's wedding. Back off.
Loneliness takes different forms, and it may also signify different life experiences, both past and present. Some people's loneliness may be rooted in long-term emotional issues that have thwarted forming and maintaining relationships.
Recipes can be a connection to our past, our family, our history. Putting your stamp on them just enhances the story. And now, thanks to someone who had been a stranger, Cathy's family and mine are connected. Through a recipe. And a screen.