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Spousal Playdates
Spousal Playdates

  Playdates aren’t just for toddlers and puppies! While “date night” is a good thing, what could be more fun than just grabbing your mate to go outside and play? Participating in organized sports and furthering fitness goals are worthy pursuits. But for the spousal playdate? Let your inner child have free reign with some...

Married With Bobbleheads

What makes people smile more than a bobblehead?  Known also as “wobblers” or “nodders,” these dolls often have oversized heads connected to the body by a spring or hook in such a way that the head bounces with a light tap or breeze. You may have seen sports figures bobbilized (a new word I’m creating...

5 Ways to Make Superbowl Game Watching More Fun

 Whether you love the actual game, or you’re humoring the one who does, here are 5 ways to make Superbowl Game watching more fun! 1. Gift Pass: Pick a play and start passing a gift item – maybe a thermo cup or $5 Coffee Card. No holding more than a 3-count! The person holding it...

5 Exercises to Skip When You’re Married

Exercising with your spouse is usually a good thing. Not only are you spending time with each other, you are both working together toward a common goal – an activity that reaps benefits in other areas of your marriage. But not all activity is created equal. There are some forms of exercise that, when done...

5 Gifts to Have on Hand for Those You Care About – But Forgot

This time of year can be absolutely crazy! We have so much to do, so many places to go, so many lists to write, so many things to remember. With all the hustle and bustle going on, it’s easy to overlook something. Or someone. One way to avoid being caught with a memory short and...

5 You May Not Have Thanked Your Spouse For

There are some things we just don’t think to thank our spouses for – but maybe we should. For instance, you know how in the movies people wake up morning-fresh with tousled hair? Well, in real life, it’s morning breath and bed-head. Yet our spouses love us through it and in spite of it. And...

5 Ways to Spook Your Spouse!

Halloween may not be a very romantic holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it by giving your spouse shivers! WARNING: These suggestions should NOT be used on somebody who is taking heart medication. Especially #5! 1. Creepy Finger Soap. Trade them out for the Irish Springs in time for their morning shower. Talk...

5 For Fall

Grab your mate and get your fall on! Celebrate the season with one of these five  autumn activities  – each with its own Plan B. Enjoy a few hours at a cider mill munching on cinnamon-dusted donuts and sipping fresh cider. PLAN B: If you don’t live in a state like Michigan with lots of...

Marriage Chuckles

Happy marriages don’t just happen – it takes two spouses committed to honing those skills that enhance the relationship. Today’s Friday Five focuses on five such skills.                         Related:   Marriage:  5 To Make You Smile      5 Links to Laughter

Five More With Broken Pieces

The previous post addressed how although a marriage may be cracked or fragmented, it still has potential to evolve into sea glass. Weathered, polished pieces of glass that are used to create enduring beauty. Several friends and readers noted that same analogy applies in our other relationships: parents, siblings, friends – even with ourselves! Today’s...