Follow These 10 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Strong After Baby Comes

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Looking for tips on how to keep marriage strong after baby? These 10 relationship tips for new parents can help many marital problems that come from life with a newborn. Welcome to the joys of parenthood! No matter how prepared you may think you are, when your little one finally arrives there is bound to be a moment or two when you think, “I did not imagine it would be anything like this...” Probably one of the main things married couples don’t expect when they have their first baby is the toll that it will take on their marriage! You would think that having a little one would draw you closer together than ever before, and in ...

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No More Excuses!: 7 Hacks for Easy and Incredible Date Nights

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Date Night Ideas

There's always an excuse for not going on dates regularly, am I right? No money. No time. No one to watch the kids. Nothing to do. Schedules don't line up. No energy or creativity. Etc. Connecting with your spouse through dates is not only good for your relationship, but fun! While my husband and I both love watching movies, which is super easy and affordable thanks to our new obsession with VidAngel, it gets rather boring if that's all we do together on our Friday nights at home. Sometimes we get way too comfortable in our marriages and take for granted that relationship. We may think everything is rosy because we aren't ...

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Why You Should Get Married: 12 Proven Benefits of Marriage

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12 benefits of marriage - great list of reasons why you should get married even in the 21st century! Marriage is not obsolete!

I am a millennial. And I believe in the benefits of marriage. I believe in marriage so much I have been married seven and half years and I'm not even 28 years old yet. With high divorce rates, high cohabitation rates, low marriage rates, and a redefining of marriage legally, it begs the question of why bother trying to do this monogamous traditional marriage thing? I mean, marriage is just a piece of paper, a legal formality, an outdated establishment, right? Or is it? There are a host of reasons why divorce happens and marriages crumble. I have seen several of my own siblings' marriages fall apart for various ...

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72 Unique At Home Date Night Ideas to Spice Up Your Marriage

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These are truly more unique at home date night ideas for couples! My husband will love these ideas. So many great printable and themed nights. This will spice up our marriage for sure.

As soon as the door to our kids' bedroom closes for the night, my husband and I most often retreat to our own spaces, at least during the week. The evenings are the time that I work on this blog, usually until about midnight every night. My husband is usually exhausted and wants to just be alone for a while after his long days of school and work and enjoys watching some Youtube videos upstairs. We don't spend a lot of time just him and I during the week. I try hard to step away from the computer on the weekends, but weekends are so often filled with family activities, hanging out with friends, or church. While we've ...

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5 Ways to Support Your Husband Going Back to School

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I am glad we made the choice for my husband to go back to school but it can be hard! These are great tips to support him and our family as he gets his degree.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #JustACallAway #CollectiveBias Whenever your spouse wants to go back to school, it's not an isolated decision - it affects your whole family. My husband has not only gone back to school for a Master's Degree, but is currently working on a PhD, and it has definitely affected our lives. I mean, we are living in Texas now, a state neither my husband or I had ever really wanted to live. And of course, the decision to pursue more education has affected our finances, the time we spend together, and our future. As hard as ...

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3 Ways to Give Your Husband Exactly What He Wants

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3 Ways You Can Respect Your Husband for Father's Day, which is actually what men want everyday! Great reminder on how to show respect to my spouse and our marriage.

Father's Day is coming soon, and women around the country are searching for that perfect gift for their husband. But, chances are you, as their wife, can give them exactly what he wants for Father's Day without spending a dime. Because, what husbands really want is to be respected. It is said that the one thing men really want is respect, and the one thing women really want is to be loved. When a woman respects her husband, she often receives the love she desires. But, respecting your husband can be hard at times. We live in a society that praises independent, strong women, who's opinions are heard, and at the same times seems ...

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Top 10 Ways of Protecting Your Marriage

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10 Ways to Protect Your Marriage

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser Protective Life. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveAndProtect #CollectiveBias In November my husband and I celebrated six years of marriage!  Considering that 20% of marriages end within 5 years, we're are apparently doing pretty well so far, especially considering that many statistics have been stacked against us, from the age gap (8 years), to how young I was when we married (20), to being low income, to having multiple children including twins, to several big moves, and a major car accident. But despite stresses and difficulties, we have a pretty good ...

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How to Make Your Own Year of Dates Gift

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How to create "A Year of Dates" Gift for your loved one this Valentine's Day. whatsupfagans.com

Creating a Year of Dates gift is one of my favorite gifts to give to my husband for occasions like Valentine's Day, our Anniversary, or for Christmas.  May I suggest if you want a killer gift to give to your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend, then you should give them a year of dates all pre-planned ahead of time so that you can spend an incredible year dating each other both on dates out and date nights at home. A Year of Dates Gift I suggest planning twenty-four dates, twelve date nights at home, and twelve date nights out, one of each for every month of the year.  Planning out dates eliminates the ever annoying ...

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What’s up Fagans? Fridays September 2013

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1. This week marked the start of some new, good habits around here, like me getting up before my kids, and trying to be in bed by 11pm, getting ready by 10:30pm.  I haven't met those goals every day, but I'm trying to be better, and it's part of my on-going journey to have the perfect balance for things in my life.  More on this to come, I promise. 2. Josh and a few other guys from church went for a 20 mile bike ride on Saturday morning.  The weather has certainly been cooling off, especially in the morning, making for cool bike rides and runs!  I ran 3 miles this week in under 30 minutes!  I was so proud of myself! 3. Monday ...

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Have a Fun “Night in Paris” Themed Date Night

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Great date night at home idea for my husband. Create a night in Paris, France with fun little touches, food, and French movies.

For Christmas I gave Josh 24 pre-planned dates for the year, 12 stay-at-home, 12 out.  For Valentine's Day we did one of the stay-at-home ones.  Since Paris is the City of Love, I did a Paris, France themed date night. I used a free date night kit I received from definitionoflove.com. *Update: This site is no longer up and running, I apologize! If you want France Themed date printables and ideas, grab the one from The Dating Divas - it's only $2.99 and totally adorable! It's part of their awesome Dating Divas' Around the World Year of Dates. It includes invites, love notes, ideas, recipe cards, and other printables and it's ...

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