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10 Stay at Home Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 12, 2016 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Marriage, Relationships
Valentine's Day stay at home date ideas

Valentine’s Day date ideas where my husband and I stay home are on my radar since some of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories are of those spend at home. Even before we had our son, we sometimes stayed home. So I’m always looking for ideas. Even before we had our son, we sometimes stayed home. […]

First Comes Marriage, Then Comes the Honeymoon, Then Comes…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 6, 2015 | Categories: Infographs, Marriage, Relationships

You’ve planned for months, maybe even years for that special day when you and your love becomes Mr. and Mrs. It’s one of the biggest and most important days of your life. Followed by a romantic honeymoon. Whether it’s for a week or a weekend, somewhere exotic or just a short car drive away, it’s […]

The Stork OTC Helping Couples Get Pregnant #TheStorkOTC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 16, 2015 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Marriage, Pregnancy

This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Before I got pregnant with my son, I really thought I might not ever have children. Up until I was in my thirties, I thought I didn’t even want kids. Because of some hereditary information I learned […]

Movie Night with ACT II Popcorn for Two #PopIntoSAMS #popcorn

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 30, 2015 | Categories: Marriage, Recipes, Relationships

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PopIntoSAMS #CollectiveBias We do family movie night most Friday nights. When there’s no school we may even have two family movie nights. Before I had my son, one of my husband’s and my favorite things to do was […]

Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Last-Minute Wedding Dress on a Budget

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 30, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Fashion, Marriage, Shopping
cheap formal dresses

No bride wants to think about pinching pennies on her wedding dress, but something has to give when planning a last-minute wedding. If you find yourself planning for your big day without much time to pad the budget, there are five things you can do to make the day perfect regardless of the time and […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Marriage Proposals

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 20, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Information, Marriage, Relationships

Guest Post Proposing marriage to your girlfriend is an exciting event for both of you. Delivering the perfect proposal requires planning and forethought. Follow a few of the dos and don’ts of proposing marriage to your future wife. Don’t Propose without a plan. You only have one shot to get this right. Make plans for […]

Second Time Around? Top 4 Destination Wedding Spots

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 9, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Marriage, Travel
destination wedding spots

Guest Post Image Source There has been a trend for sometime of couples choosing a refreshing getaway for their weddings, particular for those re-dedicating themselves to each other. In fact, many couples opt to elope, instead spending wedding funds on inexpensive rings and a great vacation. Below are some of the top places that people […]

Remembering What’s Really Important At Your Wedding

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Marriage, Relationships

Guest Post Image Source Bridezillas have something of a bad reputation when it comes to getting married and there are many horror stories that focus on normally pleasant women turning into complete monsters in a bid to try and make their weddings as special and perfect as possible. Of course it’s understandable that you might […]

How To Regroup, Rejoin and Rejoice After Divorce

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 22, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Marriage, Relationships
How To Regroup, Rejoin and Rejoice After Divorce

Guest Post A divorce is one of the most devastating things than you can ever experience, especially if you have children. Your own heartbreak is bad enough, but now you also have to watch your precious kids experience the stress of the situation. During this difficult time, it’s hard to keep things together. The steps […]

3 Ways to Prevent Marital Problems from Festering

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 21, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Marriage, Relationships

Guest Post Image Source Marital problems have a tendency to percolate under the surface of the relationship, getting worse when they aren’t dealt with in a timely fashion. In many cases, not dealing with marital problems and allowing them to fester can make one person in the relationship begin to resent the other. Sometimes resentment […]