You don’t have to go out and spend $60 bucks on flowers. Love is free.
All your mate wants is your attention and your adoration. In the busy lives we lead we often forget the little gestures that show how much we care. And especially in marriage it is so important to keep intimacy and closeness alive. You don’t have to hop into bed to have intimacy. The caress of your back as you wash the dishes. A hand on your leg while you watch a movie. A door being held open. Washing the dishes so you can take a bath. The little gestures are the biggest turn ons. So this Valentines Day go out of your way to court your man and your family. Remember the best gift you can give is your attention. A compliment. A letter. A thank you note. A deep kiss when he gets home from work. A foot message at the end of the day. Make his favorite dinner. Wear something sexy. Shut the TV off and play cards. Talk over a glass of wine. And for your children remember the little cheerful ways you can brighten the day. A bowl of red cherries. Heart shaped pancakes. Heart shaped meat loaf. And a Sunday full of family fun.
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Recipes & Tips
* Brown sugar
* Baking powder
* Baking soda
* Spices (in powder form, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, onion, paprika)
* Kosher salt
* Fresh pepper
* Canned crushed tomatoes
* Jar of olive oil
* Jar of canola oil
* Cans of (red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, white kidney beans, yellow corn kernels, baked beans, artichoke hearts,... [Read more >>]
How to buy organic
Written by Happy Housewife Beth
Organics have become such an important part of so many peoples lives, making them so much more available than ever before. For those who are still unsure of what organic foods are all about, here is some basic information that may make it easier to choose the organic section in your grocery store the next time you do... [Read more >>]
One of the best tips I can offer is to buy yourself a Crock Pot.Get one that has both High and Low settings & a removable, dishwasher safe crock, You will wonder how you’ve ever lived without one. It is great for popping a meal in and returning to your home filled with the aroma of dinner waiting and ready for you. Some even have a setting or... [Read more >>]
Marriage & Parenting
Date night with hubby
You have got to get out with your husband. You need to keep your marriage alive. Being married isn’t enough. You want a romantic, loving, intimate, fun, friendly relationship. You want the relationship you had before the kids came along. Well you aren’t going to get it back if you always have the kids along. Call grandma, a sitter or do a kid swap... [Read more >>]
I just joined ur email list and I admire u for this last email. Please keep them coming makes us feel normal. We don’t need advice its a since of reality check for us. Work on u and ur husband and forget about the teens. They will come back around in their later years trust me! God bless u and ur family!
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That just broke my heart. I realize that this doesn’t offer total peace for you at the moment BUT …..what are WE doing wrong. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child just too bad the village does not accept that role anymore. They are suffering in silence like you. Because we no longer have that “universal front” in either... [Read more >>]
I just read your article about bullying and while I agree on most
points, I have to disagree with you about some others. I didn't see
the news story you saw,but I can tell you that it isn't always
possible to move a child to another school. Our daughter was harassed
in one school she went to for being gay. We were living in a small
town on the... [Read more >>]
Cleaning & Organization
Make the bed as soon as you wake up.
Wash up—do your make-up, throw on some jeans and a tee.
Wipe down the bathroom counter when you leave the bathroom in the morning. Wipe mirrors, my kids always spit toothpaste onto them, I keep Windex wipes under the sink.
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Health & Nutrition
Home gym on a budget
Written by Ruthie Swedlund
Time is precious and when it comes to being a Mom and a Happy Housewife it’s even more precious. One of the many challenges of getting into the habit of a fitness lifestyle is finding the time to get those workouts in. Some women choose to go to the Gym, which offer great programs, access to personal trainers, and the... [Read more >>]
Budgeting & Work at Home
One of the best ways to increase your monthly cash flow is to reduce fixed expenses, such as your cell phone service, home phone service, or cable/internet bills. Lower these bills and your savings is times 12! Get out your bills, use these 5 money savings tips, and start paying less today.
Know what you are paying and what you are getting. Are you... [Read more >>]
Beauty & Fashion
My morning (beauty) routine
I hate getting up early. It is my absolute worst thing in the world. Well next to flying. I hate that too. But I set the alarm clock for an half hour before the children get up. If it’s a shower day I set it for an hour earlier. You know I only shower every other day, sometimes I push it to every third day. Hey! Shush! A spritz of perfume and you... [Read more >>]